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Selected Style FWD 4-Door XLS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLS 22 28 $19,904 $21,020
FWD 4-Door XLT 22 28 $22,446 $24,045
FWD 4-Door Limited 22 28 $23,884 $25,625
4WD 4-Door XLS 20 26 $21,513 $22,770
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 26 $24,039 $25,795
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 26 $25,476 $27,375
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $22,977 $24,315
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $27,537 $29,140
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $27,825 $29,445
AWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $24,862 $26,310
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
AWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $29,422 $31,135
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $29,710 $31,440
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,904
$22,977
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,020
$24,315
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$405 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Don’t let the 2010 Ford Escape’s boxy, old-school appearance turn you off; the Escape is a solid, fuel-efficient choice for city-dwelling families. With mediocre handling and fuel economy, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox isn’t that appealing, but it still offers superior cabin space.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 40.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 51.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 40.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.5 106.4
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 188.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 69.3
Liftover Height (in) 29.6 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 71.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 35.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.4 35.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 37.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 67.2 67.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.93 x 0.79
Brake Type Power Power
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 0.5 11.65 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 41.8
Steering Type Pwr Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 19.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/65R16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code T53 QKG
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code T53 QKG
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3268 3660
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3 10.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 171 @ 6000 185 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4500 210 @ 3800
Engine Order Code 997 LNJ
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.4L/209
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.37 5.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 2.98
Trans Order Code 443 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 2.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 1.32
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.5 4.58
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 1.95
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 1.00
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Escape Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 5
 
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