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4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
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4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4 20 27 $16,426 $17,549
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.4L I4 20 27 $17,175 $18,349
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 20 26 $18,771 $20,099
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 16 22 $20,078 $21,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 18 24 $20,172 $21,599
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 20 26 $21,101 $22,619
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 17 21 $21,479 $22,999
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 16 22 $21,922 $23,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 18 24 $22,500 $24,119
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 17 21 $23,321 $24,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,401
$16,426
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,710
$17,549
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utililty
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 100.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.0 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
69.1 66.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
36.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 103.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 72.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
41.0 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
25.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
173.0 -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
- 177.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.2 77.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
52.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
38.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.9 30.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.1 30.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
59.0 77.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.2 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 1.0 10.9 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.1
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/90R17 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P225/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3019 3494
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4.0 16.0 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 68
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
99B NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
127 @ 5400 138 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SEFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.92
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.30
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.95
Trans Order Code
443 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Hyundai Santa Fe
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 22.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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