Compare 1998 Mercury Mystique vs 1998 Ford Escort

1998 Mercury Mystique
1998 Ford Escort
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4-Door Sedan GS
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
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4-Door Sedan LX
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
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
Liftover Height (in)
25.1 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 67.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 12.8
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.8
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.78 3.1
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P185/65R14
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
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 38
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
9.5 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.23
Trans Type
5 5
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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