Compare 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid vs 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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FWD 4-Door Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $27,738 $29,860
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $29,330 $31,610
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,022 $32,370
4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $31,615 $34,120
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 27 25 $30,780 $34,200
4WD 4-Door w/3rd Row Limited 27 25 $36,202 $40,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,738
$30,780
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,860
$34,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$498 / month
$570 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid remains a solid, competitive entry among compact family SUVs and crossovers. Its fuel efficiency is superb, and the optional mechanical all-wheel drive sets it apart from any other AWD hybrid crossover. The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the same room and amenities that the nonhybrid Highlander does, only with better fuel economy and the badge of honor that comes with driving something that's trying to be green.
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Fuel Economy
City
34 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 59.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 59.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 43.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 145.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 75.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 94.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
34.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.9 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.35 12.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 17.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3663 4508
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 6000 209 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 5500 212 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
993 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 25
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic CVT Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 -

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