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Selected Style FWD I4 Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD I4 Manual Sport 22 28 $17,923 $19,135
FWD I4 Automatic Sport 20 26 $19,242 $20,550
FWD I4 Automatic Touring 20 26 $19,965 $21,325
FWD V6 Automatic Sport 18 24 $20,398 $21,790
4WD I4 Automatic Sport 19 24 $20,874 $22,300
FWD V6 Automatic Touring 18 24 $21,121 $22,565
4WD I4 Automatic Touring 19 24 $21,597 $23,075
FWD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 20 26 $22,006 $23,515
4WD V6 Automatic Sport 17 22 $22,030 $23,540
4WD V6 Automatic Touring 17 22 $22,752 $24,315
FWD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 18 24 $23,163 $24,755
4WD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 19 24 $23,638 $25,265
FWD I4 HEV Touring 34 30 $23,844 $25,485
4WD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 17 22 $24,794 $26,505
4WD I4 HEV Touring 29 27 $25,476 $27,235
FWD I4 HEV Grand Touring 34 30 $26,185 $27,995
4WD I4 HEV Grand Touring 29 27 $27,816 $29,745
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,923
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,135
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$341 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mazda Tribute wears a sharp new set of sheetmetal, but performance remains middling, and it still lacks a third-row option. Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification SUV 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.4 99.5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.3 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 71.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.5 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 174.9 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.2 43.2
Height, Overall (in) 67.7 67.9
Liftover Height (in) 29.4 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.2 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 49.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 37.3 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.7 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.3 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.7 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 34.7 34.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 19.1" x -TBD- 11.9 x 0.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) -TBD- NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x -TBD- 10.0 x 1.65
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 16.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.95 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.3 36.7
Steering Type Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/70TR16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/70TR16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size T145/90R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3233 4320
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Temporary Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 110
Engine
Displacement 2.3L/138 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 153 @ 5800 171 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 152 @ 4250 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.26
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.37 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 3.5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Tribute Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
 
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