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Selected Style 4-Door SE FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $25,129 $26,635
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $27,511 $29,545
4-Door AWD SEL 15 22 $29,195 $31,395
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $30,018 $32,300
4-Door AWD Limited 15 22 $31,702 $34,150
4-Door FWD Sport 17 24 $32,252 $34,755
4-Door AWD Sport 15 22 $33,935 $36,605
FWD 4-Door Base (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 24 $24,475 $27,500
FWD 4-Door Sport 18 24 $26,833 $30,150
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $29,281 $32,900
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $25,765 $28,950
4WD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $28,124 $31,600
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $30,571 $34,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,129
$24,475
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,635
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$444 / month
$458 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Provided you don’t mind the lack of a third-row seat, the 2009 Ford Edge stands out in a crowded field as thoroughly competent, well rounded, and fashionable. Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.8 59.5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 43.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.5 145.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 59.7
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.9
Third Hip Room (in) - 42.3
Third Head Room (in) - 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 185.7 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 68.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.7 64.2
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.8 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 65.4 64.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 69.0 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.2 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.6 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4078 3979
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 4500 249 @ 4700
Engine Order Code 99C NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6250 270 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.36
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.24
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.52
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Edge Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/trailing blade control arms Sport-tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) W/L-shaped lower control arms Sport-tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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