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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 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
2WD 5-Door LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,245
$19,272
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,435
$20,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$341 / month
$345 / month
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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. The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.5 103.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 55.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 7.3
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 66.1
Liftover Height (in) 29.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 71.6
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 34.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.2 35.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 37.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.3 72.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
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 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 15.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.8
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.1 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA 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) 4320 3389
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4500 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code 997 NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 171 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.77
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 2.79
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.08
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.37 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 4.50
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escape Honda CR-V
Body Style 4 Door 5 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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