1997 Ford Escort 4-Door Sedan LX Specs

4-Door Sedan LX
MSRP based on 4-Door Sedan LX

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 28 mpg City/37 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas I4, 2.0L
EPA Class Compact
Style Name 4dr Sdn LX
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission 5-speed manual transmission w/OD


EPA Classification Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2457
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.6
Second Hip Room (in) 49.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 98.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5
Height, Overall (in) 53.3
Length, Overall (in) 174.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.0
Liftover Height (in) 26.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37

Performance Specs

Engine Order Code 99P
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3750
Fuel System SPI
Engine Type Gas I4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 5000
Displacement 2.0L/122
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85
Trans Order Code 445
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23
Clutch Size (in) 8.86
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System NA
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.87
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.48
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1
Front Tire Order Code T71
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14
Front Tire Size P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code T71
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4.0
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front No
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS No
Child Safety Rear Door Locks Yes
Daytime Running Lights No
Traction Control No
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps No
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No
Other Features Driver & front passenger air bag supplemental restraint system
Child safety rear door locks
Front manual shoulder belt system w/adjustable D-ring
Rear outboard manual lap/shoulder seat belts w/center lap belts
Single-note horn


Basic Miles/km 36,000
Basic Note all components except tires, wear items, maintenance. Safety Restraint Coverage - 5 years/50,000 miles
Basic Years 3
Corrosion Miles/km Unlimited
Corrosion Note perforation of sheet metal panels - 3 years/36,000 miles for corrosion that does not cause holes in sheetmetal.
Corrosion Years 5
Emissions Note Emissions Performance - Federal Emissions Emissions Defect - 3 years/36,000 miles or 8 years/80,000 miles on selected parts Performance - 2 years/24,000 miles Audio Systems - 3 years/36,000 miles audio systems related defects on specific parts.
Roadside Assistance Note Roadside Assistance Program 1-800-241-FORD (3673) - includes - towing, changing a flat tire, jump starting a dead battery, lockout service, fuel delivery.
Warranty Note New vehicle Bumper-to-Bumper -

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA