Dimensions and Weights

Note: All figures are approximate, and may vary according to model. Refer to manufacturers data for exact figures.

Dimensions
Overall length:
Pre-1986 models:
Saloon and Cabriolet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4068 mm
Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4131 mm
Van . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4129 mm
1986 models onwards:
Saloon (except XR3i and RS Turbo) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4049 mm Cabriolet, XR3i and RS Turbo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4061 mm Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4107 mm
Van . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4181 mm
Overall width:
Pre-1986 models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1640 to 1656 mm
1986 models onwards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1743 mm
Overall height:
Pre-1986 models:
Saloon, Estate and Cabriolet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1389 to 1400 mm Van . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1568 mm
1986 models onwards:
Saloon, XR3i, RS Turbo and Cabriolet . . . . . . . .1349 to 1371 mm Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1389 mm
Van . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1594 mm
Wheelbase:
Saloon, Estate and Cabriolet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2402 mm
Van . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2501 mm
Front track:
Pre-1986 models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1390 to 1400 mm
1986 models onwards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1404 to 1423 mm Rear track:
Pre-1986 models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1384 to 1423 mm
1986 models onwards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1384 to 1439 mm Weights
Nominal kerb weight:
1.1 litre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .855 to 905 kg
1.3 litre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .870 to 915 kg
1.4 litre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .875 to 930 kg
1.6 litre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .885 to 995 kg
Maximum trailer weight:
1.1 litre models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245 kg
All other models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408 kg
Van payloads:
35 Van . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491 kg
55 Van . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .772 kg
Maximum roof rack load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 kg

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