Compare 1997 Pontiac Sunfire vs 1997 Ford Escort

1997 Pontiac Sunfire
1997 Ford Escort
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2-Door Coupe SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 25 37 $11,154 $12,059
4-Door Sedan SE 25 37 $11,284 $12,199
2-Door Coupe GT 23 33 $12,690 $13,719
2-Door Convertible SE 25 34 $17,481 $18,899
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 28 37 $10,313 $11,015
4-Door Sedan LX 28 37 $11,024 $11,795
4-Door Wagon LX 28 37 $11,669 $12,505
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,154
$10,313
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,059
$11,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$201 / month
$184 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 34.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.2 87.2
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 51.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
48.7 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.4 67.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 174.7
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.4 56.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 98.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 12.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.79 10.1 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 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 1.77 9.0 x 1.48
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.2 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 31.5
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
QFB T71
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
QFB T71
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2637 2457
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 14 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 8.45
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 75
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 5200 110 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4000 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
LN2 99P
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 37
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 1.83
Trans Order Code
MM5 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 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)
3.91 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Sunfire Ford Escort
Body Style
2 Door Coupe SE 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.74 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arms Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent strut

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