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Specs

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4dr Sedan

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.87
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.48
Brake ABS System
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540

Engine

Displacement 2.0L/122
Engine Order Code 99P
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System SPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 5000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3750

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5
Height, Overall (in) 53.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.0
Length, Overall (in) 174.7
Wheelbase (in) 98.4
Liftover Height (in) 26.4

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in) 50.2
Second Hip Room (in) 49.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2
Passenger Capacity 5

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37

Steering

Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0

Summary

Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Escort

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut

Tires

Spare Tire Size T115/70D14
Rear Tire Order Code T71
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P185/65R14
Front Tire Order Code T71

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code 445
Trans Order Code 44T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.74
Clutch Size (in) 8.86
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.33
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31

Vehicle

EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2457

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel