Compare 1998 Subaru Impreza vs 1998 Ford Escort

1998 Subaru Impreza
1998 Ford Escort
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4-Door Sedan Manual AWD w/BL Equip L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
5-Door Wagon L Manual w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,804 $16,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,162 $16,695
5-Door Wagon L Automatic w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,521 $17,095
5-Door Wagon Manual w/ES Outback Sport 23 30 $16,321 $17,995
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/ES Outback Sport 23 30 $17,038 $18,795
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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
$14,445
$10,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,895
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 34.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 87.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 51.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 67.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 174.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 56.5
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 98.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 12.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.1 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 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)
9.0 x 1.38 9.0 x 1.48
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 31.5
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
195/60R15 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T71
Front Tire Size
195/60R15 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA T71
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2690 2468
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 8.45
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 75
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/135 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5400 110 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA 99P
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 38
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.83
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.23
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Ford Escort
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent strut

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