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Selected Style 4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4 20 27 $16,426 $17,549
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.4L I4 20 27 $17,175 $18,349
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 20 26 $18,771 $20,099
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 18 24 $20,172 $21,599
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 20 26 $21,101 $22,619
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 17 21 $23,321 $24,999
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 16 22 $20,078 $21,499
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 16 22 $21,922 $23,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 17 21 $21,479 $22,999
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 18 24 $22,500 $24,119
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 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 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
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,426
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,549
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utililty 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.7 133.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 66.0 69.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 -
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 -
Length, Overall (in) 177.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 41.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 7.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 30.5 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 30.5 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 77.7 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 77.7 69.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.8
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.98 10.94 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.93 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P225/70R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3494 3019
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 68 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 147 @ 3000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99B
Displacement 2.4L/143 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 5500 127 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.06
Trans Order Code NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.56 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.92 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Santa Fe Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 22.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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