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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 12.8
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.3 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 31.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/65R14
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2295 2468
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.4 8.45
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 75
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
103 @ 4600 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA 99P
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6200 110 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI SPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Ford Escort
Body Style
3 Door HB 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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

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