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Selected Style FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 22 28 $18,104 $19,140
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 26 $19,024 $20,140
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 26 $20,229 $21,685
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 24 $21,148 $22,695
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $22,712 $24,415
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 30 $25,470 $27,445
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 24 $20,624 $21,880
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 24 $21,839 $23,455
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 22 $22,758 $24,465
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 22 $24,324 $26,185
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $27,080 $29,215
FWD I4 Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD I4 Manual Sport 22 28 $17,923 $19,135
FWD I4 Automatic Sport 20 26 $19,242 $20,550
FWD V6 Automatic Sport 18 24 $20,398 $21,790
FWD I4 Automatic Touring 20 26 $19,965 $21,325
FWD V6 Automatic Touring 18 24 $21,121 $22,565
FWD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 20 26 $22,006 $23,515
FWD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 18 24 $23,163 $24,755
4WD I4 Automatic Sport 19 24 $20,874 $22,300
4WD V6 Automatic Sport 17 22 $22,030 $23,540
4WD I4 Automatic Touring 19 24 $21,597 $23,075
4WD V6 Automatic Touring 17 22 $22,752 $24,315
4WD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 19 24 $23,638 $25,265
4WD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 17 22 $24,794 $26,505
FWD I4 HEV Touring 34 30 $23,844 $25,485
FWD I4 HEV Grand Touring 34 30 $26,185 $27,995
4WD I4 HEV Touring 29 27 $25,476 $27,235
4WD I4 HEV Grand Touring 29 27 $27,816 $29,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,104
$17,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,140
$19,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$319 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Ford Escape looks better inside and out, but the curtain airbags, higher-output V-6 and Sync audio system in the upcoming 2009 model year version are worth the wait. The 2008 Mazda Tribute wears a sharp new set of sheetmetal, but performance remains middling, and it still lacks a third-row option.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles SUV
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.4 99.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.5 8.5
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 174.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.2 43.2
Height, Overall (in) 67.7 67.7
Liftover Height (in) 29.4 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.3 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.7 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.3 66.3
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 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 34.7 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.2 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 49.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 37.3 37.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA -TBD-
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 1.65 10.0 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.5 19.1" x -TBD-
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 39.3
Steering Type Pwr Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.95
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.1 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code T53 NA
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/70TR16
Spare Tire Size T145/90R17 T145/90R17
Front Tire Order Code T53 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/70TR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3272 3233
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 4 Temporary
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 590
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 152 @ 4250 152 @ 4250
Engine Order Code 99Z NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 153 @ 5800 153 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.50
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.26
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.37
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Ford Escape Mazda Tribute
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
 
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