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Selected Style 4-Door I4 Manual FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual FWD 23 29 $16,052 $17,390
4-Door I4 Automatic FWD 22 27 $17,299 $18,745
4-Door V6 Automatic FWD 20 28 $19,732 $21,390
4-Door V6 Automatic AWD 19 25 $21,260 $23,050
4-Door 2.3L XLS Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.3L XLS 24 29 $18,120 $19,380
4-Door 2.3L 4WD XLS 22 26 $19,713 $21,130
4-Door 2.3L XLT 22 26 $20,992 $22,535
4-Door 3.0L XLT 20 24 $21,770 $23,390
4-Door 3.0L XLT Sport 20 24 $22,494 $24,185
4-Door 2.3L 4WD XLT 21 24 $22,585 $24,285
4-Door 3.0L Limited 20 24 $23,171 $24,930
4-Door 3.0L 4WD XLT 19 23 $23,362 $25,140
4-Door 3.0L 4WD XLT Sport 19 23 $24,086 $25,935
4-Door 3.0L 4WD Limited 19 23 $24,763 $26,680
4-Door 2.3L Hybrid 36 31 $25,049 $26,900
4-Door 2.3L 4WD Hybrid 33 29 $26,528 $28,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,052
$18,120
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,390
$19,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$290 / month
$323 / 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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 8.2
Length, Overall (in) 181.3 174.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in) 66.5 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 59.0
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
Brakes
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 10.9 x .5
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16 16.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.46 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 17.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P225/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code XKN NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P225/75R15
Spare Tire Size T155/90D16 T145/90R17
Front Tire Order Code XKN NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3207 3184
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.3L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5400 153 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 152 @ 4000 152 @ 4250
Engine Order Code L61 99Z
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
Transmission
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 443
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn VUE Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Indep Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Three-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
 
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