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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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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 98.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 12.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 33.79 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.81 17.0
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P175/60R14 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA T71
Front Tire Size P175/65R14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA T71
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2518.11 2468
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 3.2 8.45
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 75
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/109 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 110 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 5000 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA 99P
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 38
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Ford Escort
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
 
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