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Selected Style 3-Door HB
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Body Style

Trim

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
3-Door HB Manual
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Manual 39 43 $8,368 $8,999
3-Door HB Automatic 30 34 $8,973 $9,649
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,152
$8,368
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,355
$8,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$239 / month
$150 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 39 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 43 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in) 28.5 32.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 80.0 85.8
Second Hip Room (in) 48.6 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.0 48.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 54.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.8 8.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) N/A 22.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.5 10.6
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 34.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 19.1
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2696 1878
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 13 x 4.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 4.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 55
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 390
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System EFI TBI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 127 @ 4500 100 @ 3000
Engine Order Code 99A NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.3L/79 CID
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 118 @ 5500 70 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 43
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 39
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.79
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 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.58
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 7.48
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.28
Trans Type 5 5-Speed
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 NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 3-dr Hatchback Cpe
Vehicle Name Ford Probe Suzuki Swift
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
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
 
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