Compare 1998 Honda Civic Classic vs 1998 Ford Escort

1998 Honda Civic Classic
1998 Ford Escort
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Classic 3-Door HB Manual CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Classic 3-Door HB Manual CX 32 37 $9,990 $10,650
Classic 3-Door HB Automatic CX 29 36 $10,928 $11,650
Classic 3-Door HB Manual DX 32 37 $10,856 $12,100
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual DX 32 37 $11,286 $12,580
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX 32 37 $11,425 $12,735
Classic 3-Door HB Automatic DX 29 36 $11,574 $12,900
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic DX 29 36 $12,004 $13,380
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual HX 36 44 $12,022 $13,400
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 29 36 $12,143 $13,535
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT HX 36 39 $12,920 $14,400
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 37 $12,988 $14,750
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 30 35 $13,682 $15,250
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 36 $13,706 $15,550
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 28 35 $14,400 $16,050
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 30 35 $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
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 28 38 $10,721 $11,430
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 26 33 $10,857 $11,580
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $11,904 $12,730
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 26 33 $12,222 $13,080
4-Door Wagon SE 28 38 $12,996 $13,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,990
$10,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,650
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$178 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 51.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.8 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 34.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.1 87.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
164.5 174.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 56.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 67.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.8
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)
7.9 x 1.38 9.0 x 1.48
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.5 x .83 10.1 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 12.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.3 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 31.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T71
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA T71
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2295 2468
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.4 8.45
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6200 110 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
103 @ 4600 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA 99P
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 38
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.153 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.782 1.83
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.722 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.909 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.250 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.172 1.23
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.702 0.72
Summary
Body Style
3 Door HB 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Ford Escort
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Indepenent Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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