Compare 1999 Ford Escort vs 1999 Subaru Forester

1999 Ford Escort
1999 Subaru Forester
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 28 37 $10,769 $11,505
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Cool" 25 33 $10,911 $11,660
4-Door Sedan SE 28 37 $12,117 $12,985
2-Door Coupe ZX2 "Hot" 25 33 $12,439 $13,340
4-Door Wagon SE 28 37 $13,209 $14,185
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4-Door Manual AWD NA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual AWD NA 21 27 $17,641 $18,695
4-Door Manual RA AWD L 21 27 $18,234 $19,995
4-Door Automatic RA AWD L 21 26 $18,953 $20,795
4-Door Manual QU All Weather Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,416 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QU All Weather Pkg AWD S 21 26 $21,135 $23,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,769
$17,641
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,505
$18,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$192 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact 4WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
50.2 51.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.2 95.1
Second Hip Room (in)
49.4 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.6 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.3 62.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.5 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 99.4
Liftover Height (in)
26.4 21.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.0 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
56.5 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 42.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 31.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 36.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 27.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 66.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 63.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.48 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.87 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 34.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 205/70SR15
Front Tire Order Code
T71 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 205/70SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
T71 NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 205/70SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2468 3090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.45 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 356
Engine
Fuel System
SPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3750 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99P NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 5000 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 2.11
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Escort Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Strut-Type

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