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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
2-Door HB 1.8T Manual *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 1.8T Manual 24 31 $18,526 $20,340
2-Door HB 1.8T Automatic 22 29 $19,599 $21,415
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,710
$18,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,450
$20,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$224 / month
$339 / 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 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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 49.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 102.9 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 41.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 15.6
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact P225/45HR17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2621 2934
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 120
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 136 @ 6000 180 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI Turbocharged SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4250 173 @ 1950-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 31
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.94
Trans Order Code 44Z NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.65
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 3.30
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Volkswagen GTI
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door HB
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent
 
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