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GE 1996 Ford Escort

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1996 Ford Escort specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 Ford Escort warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

1996 Ford Escort Base 2dr Hatchback1996 Ford Escort LX 2dr Hatchback1996 Ford Escort LX 4dr Hatchback
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$10,065$10,910$11,345
    Invoice *$9,424$10,202$10,597
    Engine1.9L I-4 88 HP1.9L I-4 88 HP1.9L I-4 88 HP
    Transmission5-spd man5-spd man5-spd man
    Fuel Economy City31.0 mpg31.0 mpg31.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy38.0 mpg38.0 mpg38.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine1.9L I-4 88 HP1.9L I-4 88 HP1.9L I-4 88 HP
    Transmission5-spd man5-spd man5-spd man
    Battery48 amp48 amp48 amp
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank11.9 gal.11.9 gal.11.9 gal.
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Front TiresP175/70PR13.0BSWP175/65PR14.0BSWP175/65PR14.0BSW
  • Seating and Interior
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls2-way2-way2-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls2-way2-way2-way
    Rear Seats50-50 bucket40-60 bucket40-60 bucket
    Seat Trimclothclothcloth
    Door TrimN/Aclothcloth
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Vanity Mirrorspassengerpassengerpassenger
    Cargo CoverrigidN/AN/A
    RadioN/AAM/FM stereoAM/FM stereo
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
  • Safety
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver front-impactdriver front-impactdriver front-impact
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors2 doors4 doors
    Exterior Length170.0 "170.0 "170.0 "
    Exterior Width66.7 "66.7 "66.7 "
    Exterior Height52.5 "52.5 "52.5 "
    Wheelbase98 "98 "98 "
    Curb Weight2,323 lbs.2,356 lbs.2,398 lbs.
  • Exterior Features
    Bodyside MoldingsN/Ablackblack
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manual remotedual manual remotedual manual remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited60/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1996 Ford Escort safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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