Compare 1997 Ford Probe vs 1997 Honda Civic Classic

1997 Ford Probe
1997 Honda Civic Classic
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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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Classic 3-Door HB Manual CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Classic 3-Door HB Manual CX 32 38 $9,896 $10,550
Classic 3-Door HB Automatic CX 29 35 $10,834 $11,550
Classic 3-Door HB Manual DX 32 38 $10,587 $11,800
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual DX 32 38 $11,017 $12,280
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX 32 38 $11,335 $12,635
Classic 3-Door HB Automatic DX 29 35 $11,484 $12,800
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic DX 29 35 $11,914 $13,280
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual HX 37 44 $12,022 $13,400
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 29 35 $12,053 $13,435
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT HX 34 38 $12,920 $14,400
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 38 $12,898 $14,650
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 30 36 $13,682 $15,250
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 35 $13,616 $15,450
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 28 35 $14,400 $16,050
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 30 36 $14,785 $16,480
Classic 2-Door Coupe "A" Automatic w/ABS EX 28 35 $14,938 $16,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 28 35 $15,503 $17,280
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,152
$9,896
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,355
$10,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$239 / month
$176 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.6 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.0 52.4
Second Head Room (in)
34.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 51.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
28.5 34.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.0 86.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 164.5
Height, Overall (in)
51.6 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 103.2
Liftover Height (in)
N/A - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.8 13.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
N/A - TBD -
Brakes
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 7.9 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.94 9.5 x .83
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 20.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 32.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 4.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R14 P185/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2696 2238
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 4.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4500 103 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
99A NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 5500 106 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 38
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.153
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.782
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.722
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.909
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.250
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.172
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.702
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 3 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Ford Probe Honda Civic
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Indepenent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.47 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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