Compare 2008 Ford Escape vs 2008 Mazda Tribute

2008 Ford Escape
2008 Mazda Tribute
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
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
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 24 $20,624 $21,880
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 24 $21,148 $22,695
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 24 $21,839 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $22,712 $24,415
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 22 $22,758 $24,465
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 22 $24,324 $26,185
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 30 $25,470 $27,445
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $27,080 $29,215
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FWD I4 Manual Sport
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 I4 Automatic Touring 20 26 $19,965 $21,325
FWD V6 Automatic Sport 18 24 $20,398 $21,790
4WD I4 Automatic Sport 19 24 $20,874 $22,300
FWD V6 Automatic Touring 18 24 $21,121 $22,565
4WD I4 Automatic Touring 19 24 $21,597 $23,075
FWD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 20 26 $22,006 $23,515
4WD V6 Automatic Sport 17 22 $22,030 $23,540
4WD V6 Automatic Touring 17 22 $22,752 $24,315
FWD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 18 24 $23,163 $24,755
4WD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 19 24 $23,638 $25,265
FWD I4 HEV Touring 34 30 $23,844 $25,485
4WD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 17 22 $24,794 $26,505
4WD I4 HEV Touring 29 27 $25,476 $27,235
FWD I4 HEV Grand Touring 34 30 $26,185 $27,995
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
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
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles SUV
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 66.7
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3272 3233
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.94
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Mazda Tribute
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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