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4-Door Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Sport 20 25 $19,982 $21,995
4-Door Automatic Sport 21 26 $20,704 $22,795
4-Door Manual 20 25 $21,779 $23,995
4-Door Automatic 21 26 $22,501 $24,795
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4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,982
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,995
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.3 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.5 133.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
193.3 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA 41.0
Height, Overall (in)
61.2 69.1
Liftover Height (in)
26.9 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 -
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 25.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 173.0
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 7.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 36.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
NA 69.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.2 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
NA 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.0 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA 59.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.9 10.94 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.7 38.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR16 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size
145/80R16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR16 P225/70R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
240 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3485 3019
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy 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)
7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99B
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 127 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 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)
3.45 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Baja Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
HD Raised Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
HD Raised MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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