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Selected Style 2WD DX Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Manual DX 21 26 $14,880 $16,100
2WD Automatic DX 22 26 $15,618 $16,900
4WD Manual DX 21 24 $16,172 $17,500
4WD Automatic DX 21 24 $16,909 $18,300
2WD Manual EX 21 26 $17,232 $18,650
2WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 26 $17,463 $18,900
2WD Automatic EX 22 26 $17,970 $19,450
2WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 22 26 $18,201 $19,700
4WD Manual EX 21 24 $18,524 $20,050
4WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $18,754 $20,300
4WD Automatic EX 21 24 $19,262 $20,850
4WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $19,492 $21,100
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,880
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,100
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 43.3 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 133.2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 -
Length, Overall (in) 166.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 41.0
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 69.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 -
Wheelbase (in) 101.4 103.0
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 36.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - 33.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 25.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 173.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 7.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.1 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 38.7 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.0 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.7 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 74.6 69.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) N/A NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) N/A NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 35.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.9 10.94 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.65
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.26 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/70SR16 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/70SR16 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3352 3019
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 45 110
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5500 127 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4500 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99B
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.06
Trans Order Code NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.77 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.53 3.67
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Element Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Compact Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Control-Link MacPherson Strut
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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