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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe SE
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Body Style

Trim

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 Convertible SE 25 34 $17,481 $18,899
2-Door Coupe GT 23 33 $12,690 $13,719
4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.1
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
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
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.23
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
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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