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Selected Style FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
FWD 4-Door SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SE 19 25 $19,517 $20,925
FWD 4-Door SXT 16 21 $22,247 $23,925
FWD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $25,577 $27,585
AWD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,563 $26,470
AWD 4-Door R/T 15 21 $27,170 $29,335
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,245
$19,517
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,435
$20,925
Monthly Payment Estimate
$341 / month
$349 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date. As a smaller crossover, the Journey's a good alternative to the Saturn Vue and Subaru Forester, maybe even to a Dodge Grand Caravan--just don't pile on the expensive options.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.8
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 33.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 57.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.5 125.6
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 192.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 66.6
Liftover Height (in) 29.4 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 113.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.2 37.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 37.3 33.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.3 67.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.7 41.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 34.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.4 11.9 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 12.0 x 0.47
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 20.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 38.5
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA TRD
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA TRD
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4320 3692
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 160
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 171 @ 6000 173 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4500 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 997 ED3
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 1.45 up/1.57 down
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.37 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.57
Trans Order Code NA DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 4.28
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.5 2.84
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4dr SUV
Vehicle Name Ford Escape Dodge Journey
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 MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 - TBD -
 
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