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Selected Style 4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLS Value
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLS Value 24 29 $18,097 $19,425
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLS 22 25 $18,684 $20,070
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L 4WD XLS Value 22 26 $19,689 $21,175
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L 4WD XLS 19 22 $20,277 $21,820
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L XLT 20 25 $21,705 $23,390
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L XLT Sport 20 25 $22,429 $24,185
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L 4WD XLT 18 22 $23,297 $25,140
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L 4WD XLT Sport 18 22 $24,021 $25,935
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L Limited 20 25 $23,060 $24,880
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L 4WD Limited 18 22 $24,653 $26,630
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L Hybrid 36 31 $24,835 $26,830
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L 4WD Hybrid 33 29 $26,314 $28,455
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLT 22 25 $20,927 $22,535
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L 4WD XLT 19 22 $22,520 $24,285
4-Door 4-Cyl (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,607 $24,280
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,365 $25,130
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,551 $25,340
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,307 $26,190
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,858 $30,180
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,853 $25,680
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,553 $27,590
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $28,104 $31,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,097
$21,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,425
$24,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$405 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 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) 41.6 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.2 104.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 174.9 184.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 41.0 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.7 67.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.9 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 71.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 38.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 59.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.3 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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 35.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.3 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 52.6 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x .50 11.7 x - TBD -
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 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 19.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/75R15 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/75R15 P225/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3183 3520
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 4 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3 1.69
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 100
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 152 @ 4250 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99Z NA
Displacement 2.3L/121 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 153 @ 5800 160 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 27
Transmission
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 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Escape Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
 
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