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Selected Style SC1 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SC2 Manual 26 36 $13,369 $14,855
SC2 Automatic 24 34 $14,143 $15,715
SC1 Manual 28 39 $11,335 $12,595
SC1 Automatic 27 37 $12,109 $13,455
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
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $11,904 $12,730
4-Door Wagon SE 28 38 $12,996 $13,930
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 26 33 $10,857 $11,580
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 26 33 $12,222 $13,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,335
$10,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,595
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$210 / month
$191 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 39 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 50.2
Second Leg Room (in) 31.0 34.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.1 87.2
Second Hip Room (in) 49.0 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 51.6
Second Head Room (in) 35.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 52.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.0 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 98.4
Liftover Height (in) 25.4 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.3 67.0
Track Width, Front (in) 56.8 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.0 174.7
Height, Overall (in) 52.5 53.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 12.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.2 9.0 x 1.48
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.9 x 0.7 10.1 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.1 12.8
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.9 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.3 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 31.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code N/A T71
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70R14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code N/A T71
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
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) 2309 2468
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 8.45
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 540
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 2400 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code N/A 99P
Displacement 1.9L/116 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 100 @ 5000 110 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SPFI SPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.250 3.31
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.172 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.605 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again w/4th & 5th OD NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.923 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.950 1.83
Trans Order Code N/A 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.063 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.811 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual Trans, Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saturn SC 2dr Ford Escort
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 28 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 28 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.1 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Indep. Tri-Link Quadralink
 
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