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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
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
$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 Leg Room (in) 34.4 34.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 87.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.0
Second Hip Room (in) 45.3 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 51.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 12.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.78 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA T71
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2805 2468
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 8.45
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 75
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 110 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code 993 99P
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 38
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Mystique Ford Escort
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GS 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
 
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