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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 24 31 $8,996 $9,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 31 $9,856 $10,970
4-Door Sedan Manual LS 24 31 $9,791 $10,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 23 31 $10,651 $11,970
4-Door Sedan Manual LS Pwr Pkg 24 31 $11,741 $13,325
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS Pwr Pkg 23 31 $12,601 $14,300
4-Door Sedan LX
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Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 28 37 $10,769 $11,505
4-Door Sedan SE 28 37 $12,117 $12,985
4-Door Wagon SE 28 37 $13,209 $14,185
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 25 33 $10,911 $11,660
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 25 33 $12,439 $13,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$8,996
$10,769
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$9,995
$11,505
Monthly Payment Estimate
$167 / month
$192 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 34.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 87.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 51.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.1 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 67.0
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.4 174.7
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 98.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.4 12.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.56 x - TBD - 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 Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.48
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.9 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.2 31.5
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA T71
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA T71
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2478 2468
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 8.45
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - (48 amp/hr) 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 75
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/109 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 6000 110 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 108 @ 4500 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA 99P
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 37
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.85 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.88 1.83
Trans Order Code NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sephia Ford Escort
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.67 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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