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Selected Style FWD 4-Door LS
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $21,537 $23,035
FWD 4-Door LT 17 24 $22,351 $23,905
AWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $23,057 $24,660
AWD 4-Door LT 17 24 $23,870 $25,530
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $26,002 $27,810
FWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $26,287 $28,115
AWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $27,521 $29,435
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $27,806 $29,740
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
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Transmission

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,537
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,035
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$384 / month
$341 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Chevrolet Equinox still sports great interior room, but it needs better handling and a better interior. Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.4 99.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 71.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 67.9
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.7 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 67.1 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 34.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x 1.02 11.9 x 0.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.93 x 0.79 NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x 1.65
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 16.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.4 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.8 36.7
Steering Type Variable power assist Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/65R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code QKG NA
Front Tire Size P235/65R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code QKG NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 4320
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5200 171 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 3800 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LNJ 997
Displacement 3.4L/204 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.02 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.98 1.94
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.48 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.5
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.26
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Equinox Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut-type MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
 
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