Compare 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara vs 2003 Ford Escape

2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara
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4-Door Manual 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2WD 19 22 $17,110 $18,599
4-Door Automatic 2WD 19 21 $18,050 $19,599
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 21 $18,214 $19,799
4-Door Automatic 4WD 18 20 $19,154 $20,799
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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
$17,110
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,599
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
50.7 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82.7 133.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.0 -
Length, Overall (in)
164.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.5 41.0
Height, Overall (in)
67.3 69.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
97.6 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
38.2 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 70.1
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.4
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
47.6 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
44.7 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)
43.5 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
28.2 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.0 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
38.4 38.9
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 )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - x .87 10.94 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Power Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size
P235/60R16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P225/70R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3152 3019
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99B
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 6500 127 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 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)
3.70 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Two Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.47 3.45
Summary
Body Style
4-Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Grand Vitara Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil spring NA
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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