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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Body Style

Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 24 32 $10,541 $11,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic 22 30 $11,266 $12,299
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 32 $11,245 $12,549
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 30 $11,970 $13,349
4-Door Wagon Manual 24 31 $11,366 $12,399
4-Door Wagon Automatic 22 30 $12,091 $13,199
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 22 30 $12,545 $13,999
4-Door Sedan LX
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 28 38 $10,721 $11,430
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $11,904 $12,730
4-Door Wagon SE 28 38 $12,996 $13,930
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 26 33 $10,857 $11,580
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 26 33 $12,222 $13,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,541
$10,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,499
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$192 / month
$191 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 50.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 34.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.6 87.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 51.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 98.4
Liftover Height (in) 25.79 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 67.0
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.22 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.0 174.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 12.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.09 x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.48
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.52 x .75 10.1 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.5 31.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.02 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 33.79 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.81 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA T71
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/60R14 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA T71
Front Tire Size P175/65R14 P185/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2518.11 2468
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 14 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 3.2 8.45
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 540
Engine
Fuel System EFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 5000 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA 99P
Displacement 1.8L/109 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 110 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.650 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.061 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.462 3.31
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.393 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.878 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.250 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.950 1.83
Trans Order Code NA 445
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Ford Escort
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .51 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .91 1.00
 
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