Compare 2006 Saturn VUE vs 2006 Ford Escape

2006 Saturn VUE
2006 Ford Escape
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4-Door I4 Manual FWD
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
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4-Door 2.3L XLS
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.9
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
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 10.9 x .5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
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 - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
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
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 - - 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
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