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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 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)
7.87 x 1.77 9.0 x 1.48
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.2 12.7
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 17.0
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
QFB T71
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2637 2457
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 5.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 8.45
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 540
Engine
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4000 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
LN2 99P
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 5200 110 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe SE 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Sunfire Ford Escort
Suspension
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
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

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