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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe ZX3 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 S 26 34 $12,710 $13,450
3-Door Coupe ZX3 SE 26 34 $13,725 $14,715
3-Door Coupe ZX3 SES 26 34 $14,417 $15,475
4-Door dn ZX4 S S 26 34 $12,986 $13,750
4-Door Sedan ZX4 SE 26 34 $13,998 $15,015
4-Door Sedan ZX4 SES 26 34 $14,690 $15,775
4-Door Sedan ZX4 ST 22 31 $15,841 $17,040
5-Door HB ZX5 S 26 34 $13,630 $14,450
5-Door HB ZX5 SE 26 34 $14,641 $15,720
5-Door HB ZX5 SES 26 34 $15,337 $16,485
4-Door Wagon ZXW SE 26 34 $15,564 $16,735
4-Door Wagon ZXW SES 26 34 $16,256 $17,495
4-Door HB GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB GL Manual 24 31 $14,958 $16,030
4-Door HB GL Automatic 24 30 $15,822 $16,905
4-Door HB GLS Manual 24 31 $17,138 $18,390
4-Door HB GLS Automatic 24 30 $18,002 $19,265
4-Door HB GLS TDI Manual 37 44 $18,237 $19,580
4-Door HB GLS TDI Automatic 33 44 $19,310 $20,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,710
$14,958
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,450
$16,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$224 / month
$267 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 49.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.0 88
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 102.9 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 26.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.2 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 168.5 164.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 41.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.13 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2621 2857
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4250 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 136 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.12
Trans Order Code 44Z NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 4.24
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear SLA Control Blade Independent
 
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