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Selected Style 4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,391 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS 19 25 $18,929 $20,400
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS 18 23 $20,431 $22,050
4-Door 103" WB XLT 19 25 $20,981 $22,655
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT 18 23 $22,482 $24,305
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $22,764 $24,615
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $24,243 $26,240
4-Door 4-Cyl (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,429 $24,080
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,187 $24,930
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,373 $25,140
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,675 $25,480
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,129 $25,990
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,375 $27,390
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,680 $29,980
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $27,926 $31,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,391
$21,429
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,710
$24,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$401 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 133.1 104.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.0 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.9 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 173 184.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 41.0 35.9
Height, Overall (in) 69.1 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 35.9 41.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.1 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 50.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 38.9 36.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 59.0 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 69.2 80.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.8 39.3
Brakes
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) 10.9 x .5 11.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.2 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 19.1
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.7 40.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 37.4
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size T135/90R17 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3019 3520
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 4.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 100
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 127 @ 5400 160 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99B NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.41
Trans Type 5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.20
Trans Order Code 443 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.59 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.94
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escape Toyota Highlander
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA MacPherson
 
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