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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LS 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
2WD 4-Door LUX 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
2WD 4-Door S 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
4WD 4-Door LS 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
4WD 4-Door LUX 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
4WD 4-Door S 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
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Transmission

Engine

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 22 28 $18,104 $19,140
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 26 $19,024 $20,140
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 26 $20,229 $21,685
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 24 $20,624 $21,880
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 24 $21,148 $22,695
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 24 $21,839 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $22,712 $24,415
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 22 $22,758 $24,465
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 22 $24,324 $26,185
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 30 $25,470 $27,445
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $27,080 $29,215
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,656
$18,104
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,149
$19,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$319 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Ford Escape looks better inside and out, but the curtain airbags, higher-output V-6 and Sync audio system in the upcoming 2009 model year version are worth the wait.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 35.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 58.1 49.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 99.4
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA 43.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 191.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.0 -
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 67.7
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 33.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.0 103.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 71.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 34.7 -
Liftover Height (in) - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - 60.4
Track Width, Front (in) - 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.5
Length, Overall (in) - 174.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.7 29.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 70.0 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 39.7 34.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.14 11.9 x 0.5
Brake Type Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.78 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 16.5
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.82 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 36.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17.7
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R16 T145/90R17
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA -
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 530 NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2297 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2750 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2297 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3272
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6000 153 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 276 @ 4600 152 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LL8 99Z
Displacement 4.2L/256 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 28
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.06
Trans Order Code M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Hydra-Matic Auto w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.67
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.31
Trans Type 4 5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.93
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Isuzu Ascender Ford Escape
Body Code NA -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear NA -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Dbl-A MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3080 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 -
Axle Type - Front NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2750 -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Coil Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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