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Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.25 x 0.71
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.25 x 0.87
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Brake ABS System
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 37.7

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.34


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 60
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356


SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 63 @ 5000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 74 @ 3000
Engine Order Code 99H
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 1.3L/81
Fuel System EFI

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.1
Track Width, Front (in) 55.9
Height, Overall (in) 55.6
Length, Overall (in) 152.8
Wheelbase (in) 90.7
Liftover Height (in) 25.2

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.0

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in) 33.6
Second Head Room (in) 35.5
Front Hip Room (in) 47.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 78.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3
Second Hip Room (in) 44.8


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 42


Steering Type Manual Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 22.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 4.08
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 29.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -


Vehicle Name Ford Aspire
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback


Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut


Front Tire Order Code T17
Rear Tire Order Code T17
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P165/70R13
Rear Tire Size P165/70R13
Spare Tire Size T115/60D13


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 3
Trans Order Code 445
Trans Order Code 440
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63
Clutch Size (in) 7.09
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.40
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84


EPA Classification Subcompact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2004


Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 13 x 4.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 13 x 4.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel