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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GS
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 24 35 $14,982 $16,390
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $16,188 $17,745
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
$14,982
$10,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,390
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$191 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7 50.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 34.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 87.2
Second Hip Room (in) 45.3 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 184.8 174.7
Height, Overall (in) 54.4 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 98.4
Liftover Height (in) 25.1 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 67.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 12.8
Brakes
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) 8.0 x 1.5 9.0 x 1.48
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.24 x 0.94 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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.52 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 31.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.78 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA T71
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA T71
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2805 2468
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 8.45
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code 993 99P
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 110 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 28
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.83
Trans Order Code 445 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.96 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) 3.42 3.31
Clutch Size (in) 9.5 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.17
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercury Mystique Ford Escort
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
 
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