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Selected Style FWD 4-Door S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door GLS 18 25 $28,490 $29,900
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $31,814 $33,800
FWD 4-Door w/Saddle Int Limited 18 25 $31,814 $33,800
AWD 4-Door GLS 18 24 $30,133 $31,650
AWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $33,440 $35,550
AWD 4-Door w/Saddle Int Limited 18 24 $33,440 $35,550
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TCC's Bottom Line With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers. The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe is a little schizophrenic, but we dig both of its personalities. Those with larger families will want to look at the V-6 Santa Fe, while smaller families will enjoy the turbo-powered Santa Fe Sport.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 41.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.1 146.6
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56 59.4
Second Head Room (in) 39 39.4
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 58.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 53.9
Third Leg Room (in) - 31.5
Third Hip Room (in) - 44.1
Third Head Room (in) - 35.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 74.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 7.3
Length, Overall (in) 178.1 193.1
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 66.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 64.5
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 67.8 80
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 34.3 13.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.3 40.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.1 18.8
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.8 36.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR17 P235/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code TJL NA
Front Tire Size P235/55HR17 P235/60TR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TJL NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3515 3933
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4500 252 @ 5200
Engine Order Code 997 NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 3.3 L/204
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 290 @ 6400
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 4.65
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.51 3.04
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.83
Trans Order Code 446 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.39
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escape Hyundai Santa Fe
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.4 (Est) 8.7 (Est)
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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