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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door LT w/1LT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LT w/1LT 14 20 $27,259 $29,155
2WD 4-Door LT w/2LT 14 20 $29,242 $31,275
2WD 4-Door LT w/3LT 14 20 $31,411 $33,595
2WD 4-Door SS 12 16 $34,777 $37,195
4WD 4-Door LT w/1LT 14 20 $29,293 $31,330
4WD 4-Door LT w/2LT 14 20 $31,271 $33,445
4WD 4-Door LT w/3LT 14 20 $33,444 $35,770
4WD 4-Door SS 12 16 $36,773 $39,330
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
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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
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,259
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,155
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$341 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Families can do much better with any of the more modern crossover SUV designs—including Chevy’s own Traverse—but the 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is still a good vehicle for towing purposes. 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 14 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 46.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 56.0 53.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 58.2 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 56.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 99.5
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA 43.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 191.8 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.8 -
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 67.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 33.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.0 103.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 71.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 35.0 -
Liftover Height (in) - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - 60.2
Track Width, Front (in) - 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.4
Length, Overall (in) - 174.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.6 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 41.0 29.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.1 11.9 x 0.4
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.78 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 16.5
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 36.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17.5
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QTM NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1793 -
Spare Tire Order Code ZNF NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1793 -
Rear Tire Order Code QTM NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5400 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 810 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2950 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2307 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2024 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4320
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.8 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 276 @ 4600 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LL8 997
Displacement 4.2L/254 2.5L/152
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.94
Trans Order Code M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.26
Trans Type 4 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.13
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet TrailBlazer Ford Escape
Body Code NA -
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.33 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2950 -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.82 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 6
 
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