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Selected Style 4-Door FWD Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD Manual 23 29 $15,915 $17,055
4-Door AWD VTi Automatic 21 26 $20,253 $21,720
4-Door FWD Automatic V6 20 28 $21,123 $22,655
4-Door AWD Automatic V6 19 25 $22,666 $24,315
4-Door FWD Automatic 22 27 $19,225 $20,615
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLS Value
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLS Value 24 29 $18,097 $19,425
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLS 22 25 $18,684 $20,070
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L 4WD XLS Value 22 26 $19,689 $21,175
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L 4WD XLS 19 22 $20,277 $21,820
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L XLT 20 25 $21,705 $23,390
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L XLT Sport 20 25 $22,429 $24,185
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L 4WD XLT 18 22 $23,297 $25,140
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L 4WD XLT Sport 18 22 $24,021 $25,935
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L Limited 20 25 $23,060 $24,880
4-Door 103" WB 3.0L 4WD Limited 18 22 $24,653 $26,630
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L Hybrid 36 31 $24,835 $26,830
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L 4WD Hybrid 33 29 $26,314 $28,455
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L XLT 22 25 $20,927 $22,535
4-Door 103" WB 2.3L 4WD XLT 19 22 $22,520 $24,285
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,915
$18,097
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,055
$19,425
Monthly Payment Estimate
$284 / month
$324 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100 99.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 8.0
Length, Overall (in) 181.3 174.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 41.0
Height, Overall (in) 66.5 69.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 60.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.6 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.8 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) - TBD - 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 30.8 29.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 59.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.8 x 1.7 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.0 10.94 x .50
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.3 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 17.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.46 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/70SR16 P225/75R15
Spare Tire Size T155/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70SR16 P225/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3207 3183
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Fuel System SEFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 152 @ 4000 152 @ 4250
Engine Order Code L61 99Z
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.3L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5400 153 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.41 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.06
Trans Order Code MG3 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name Saturn VUE Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Three-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Indep Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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