Compare 1998 Saturn SC 2dr vs 1998 Ford Escort

1998 Saturn SC 2dr
1998 Ford Escort
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SC1 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SC1 Manual 28 39 $11,335 $12,595
SC1 Automatic 27 37 $12,109 $13,455
SC2 Manual 26 36 $13,369 $14,855
SC2 Automatic 24 34 $14,143 $15,715
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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
$11,335
$10,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,595
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$210 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 52.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.5 53.3
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
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 Size
T115/70R14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
N/A T71
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
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
Fuel System
SPFI SPI
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
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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