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2WD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 24 29 $18,300 $19,320
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 23 26 $19,036 $20,120
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 22 27 $19,892 $21,050
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 21 24 $20,628 $21,850
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 23 26 $21,022 $22,280
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 20 24 $21,805 $23,130
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT Sport 20 24 $22,522 $23,910
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 21 24 $22,614 $24,010
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 20 24 $23,204 $24,650
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 19 23 $23,396 $24,860
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT Sport 19 23 $24,118 $25,645
2WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 36 31 $24,198 $25,655
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 19 23 $24,794 $26,380
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 32 29 $25,674 $27,260
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2WD 4-Door SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 18 24 $18,179 $19,350
4WD 4-Door SXT 18 24 $19,714 $21,010
2WD 4-Door R/T 18 24 $21,282 $22,760
2WD 4-Door SLT 18 24 $21,282 $22,760
4WD 4-Door R/T 17 23 $22,817 $24,420
4WD 4-Door SLT 17 23 $22,817 $24,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,300
$18,179
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,320
$19,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$322 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Special Purpose 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 56.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.9 178.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.7 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 108.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.3 32.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 65.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
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 11.9 x 1.1
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 12.44 x 0.47
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 19.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.42
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.9 17.36
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.3
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R15 P225/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TRY
Front Tire Size
P225/75R15 P225/75R16
Spare Tire Size
T145/90R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TRY
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3184 3931
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 10.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 160
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5800 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4250 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99Z EKG
Displacement
2.3L/121 3.7L/226
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA DEH
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.25
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Dodge Nitro
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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