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GE 1997 Ford Escort

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Ford Escort specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Ford Escort warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$11,015$11,795$12,505
    Invoice *$10,313$11,024$11,669
    Engine2.0L I-4 110 HP 125 ft.lbs. @ 3,750 rpm2.0L I-4 110 HP 125 ft.lbs. @ 3,750 rpm2.0L I-4 110 HP 125 ft.lbs. @ 3,750 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd manAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd manAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd manAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City28.0 mpg28.0 mpg28.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy37.2 mpg37.2 mpg37.2 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.0L I-4 110 HP 125 ft.lbs. @ 3,750 rpm2.0L I-4 110 HP 125 ft.lbs. @ 3,750 rpm2.0L I-4 110 HP 125 ft.lbs. @ 3,750 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd manAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd manAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd manAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator48 amp heavy duty48 amp heavy duty48 amp heavy duty
    Battery58 amp with run down protection58 amp with run down protection58 amp with run down protection
    Axle RatioStandard:3.85Available:3.74Standard:3.85Available:3.74Standard:3.85Available:3.74
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank12.7 gal.12.7 gal.12.7 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelStandard:stainless steelAvailable:stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finishstainless steel
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Suspensionindependent multi-linkindependent multi-linkindependent multi-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels14.0 " silver steel14.0 " steel14.0 " steel
    Front TiresP185/65SR14.0BSW ASP185/65SR14.0BSW ASP185/65SR14.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat TypebucketStandard:bucketAvailable:sportbucket
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seatsfull benchStandard:60-40 benchAvailable:full benchStandard:60-40 benchAvailable:full bench
    Rear HeadrestsN/AAvailable:fixedN/A
    Rear Child SeatsN/AAvailable:1Available:1
    Seat Trimclothclothcloth
    Door Trimclothclothcloth
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor MatsAvailable:carpeted front & rearAvailable:carpeted front & rearAvailable:carpeted front & rear
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Roof FeaturesN/AN/AAvailable:roof rack
    Vanity MirrorsN/AStandard:passengerAvailable:driverStandard:passengerAvailable:driver
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightdome light
    Reading LightsN/AAvailable:frontAvailable:front
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid TrimN/AN/Aplastic
    Cargo CoverN/AN/Arigid
    Cargo LightN/AN/Acargo light
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualAvailable:manualAvailable:manual
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDN/AAvailable:trunk/cargo area mounted 6-discN/A
    Speakers4 performance4 performance4 performance
    Antennamanual retractablemanual retractablemanual retractable
    Cruise ControlN/AAvailable:with steering wheel controlsAvailable:with steering wheel controls
    Door LocksmanualStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Remote Keyless EntryN/AAvailable:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseN/AAvailable:keyfobAvailable:keyfob
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Power Outlets111
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    TachometerN/AAvailable:tachometerAvailable:tachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering WheelN/AAvailable:tiltAvailable:tilt
    Front WindowsmanualStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Rear WindowsmanualStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/AN/AStandard:manualAvailable:power
    1-Touch OpenN/AAvailable:driverAvailable:driver
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Windshield WiperN/AN/AAvailable:rear windshield wiper
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Ignition DisableN/AAvailable:immobilizerAvailable:immobilizer
    Panic AlarmN/AAvailable:panic alarmAvailable:panic alarm
    Security SystemN/AAvailable:security systemAvailable:security system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume12.8 cu.ft.12.8 cu.ft.66.9 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length174.7 "174.7 "172.7 "
    Exterior Width67.0 "67.0 "67.0 "
    Exterior Height53.3 "53.3 "53.9 "
    Wheelbase98 "98 "98 "
    Front Tread57 "57 "57 "
    Rear Tread57 "57 "57 "
    Turning Radius16.4 '16.4 '16.4 '
    Curb Weight2,457 lbs.2,457 lbs.2,525 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.35.35.35
    Front Legroom42.5 "42.5 "42.5 "
    Rear Legroom34.0 "34.0 "34.0 "
    Front Headroom39.0 "39.0 "39.7 "
    Rear Headroom36.7 "36.7 "39.1 "
    Front Hiproom50.2 "50.2 "50.2 "
    Rear Hiproom49.4 "49.4 "49.4 "
    Front Shoulder Room51.6 "51.6 "51.6 "
    Rear Shoulder Room52.1 "52.1 "52.1 "
    Passenger Volume87 cu.ft.87 cu.ft.94 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume12.8 cu.ft.12.8 cu.ft.26.3 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/AN/A66.9 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear SpoilerN/AAvailable:wingN/A
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside Moldingsblackbody-coloredbody-colored
    Grille Moldingsblackblackblack
    PaintmonotoneStandard:monotoneAvailable:monotone with badgingmonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manualStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remoteStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components 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
    Accessories Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 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.
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  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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