Research 1998 Ford Escort specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

ZX2 "Cool" 2dr Coupe ZX2 "Cool"


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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.45


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540


Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI
Displacement 2.0L/121
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 127 @ 4250
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 5750
Engine Order Code 993

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in) 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5
Height, Overall (in) 52.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.4
Length, Overall (in) 175.2
Wheelbase (in) 98.4
Liftover Height (in) 25.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in) 45.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 48.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.0
Second Head Room (in) 35.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 80.6
Passenger Capacity 4


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33


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


Vehicle Name Ford Escort
Vehicle Name Ford Escort
Body Style 2 Door Coupe


Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51


Front Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code T71
Rear Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code T71
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P185/60HR15
Front Tire Size P185/65R14
Rear Tire Size P185/60HR15
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14


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


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31
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) 4.10
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85
Clutch Size (in) 8.86
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.156
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.33
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83


EPA Classification Subcompact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2478


Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel