Compare 1997 Ford Probe vs 1997 Geo Metro

1997 Ford Probe
1997 Geo Metro
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3-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB 26 33 $13,152 $14,355
3-Door HB GT 21 27 $15,377 $16,855
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2-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 44 49 $8,082 $8,580
2-Door HB LSi 39 43 $8,555 $9,180
4-Door Sedan LSi 39 43 $9,180 $9,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,152
$8,082
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,355
$8,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$239 / month
$143 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 44 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 49 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
28.5 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.0 77.4
Second Hip Room (in)
48.6 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.0 48.9
Second Head Room (in)
34.8 36.0
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 47.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 54.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 149.4
Height, Overall (in)
51.6 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 53.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 93.1
Liftover Height (in)
N/A 27.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
N/A 22.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.8 8.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.94 9.02 x 0.67
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.46 7.09 x 0.98
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 31.5
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Manual
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R14 P155/80R13
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R14 P155/80R13
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2696 1832
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 13 x 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 13 x 4.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 4.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 55
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 5500 55 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L3
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4500 58 @ 3300
Engine Order Code
99A LP2
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.0L/61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 44
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 49
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.89
Trans Order Code
445 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 6.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.28
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Probe Geo Metro
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 3dr Hatchback Cpe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.47 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Separate coils
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut

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