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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual 16 22 $18,718 $19,499
2WD 4-Door Manual w/Spare & Cargo Covers 16 22 $19,054 $19,849
2WD 4-Door Automatic 17 22 $19,774 $20,599
2WD 4-Door Automatic w/Spare & Cargo Covers 17 22 $20,110 $20,949
2WD 4-Door Automatic XSport w/Snrf 17 22 $21,790 $22,699
2WD 4-Door Automatic Luxury 17 22 $23,230 $24,199
4WD 4-Door Manual w/Spare & Cargo Covers 16 21 $20,494 $21,349
4WD 4-Door Automatic w/Spare & Cargo Covers 17 21 $21,550 $22,449
4WD 4-Door Automatic XSport w/Snrf 17 21 $23,230 $24,199
4WD 4-Door Automatic Luxury 17 21 $24,670 $25,699
2WD 4-Door Automatic Appearance 16 22 $20,110 $20,949
4WD 4-Door Automatic Appearance Plus 17 21 $21,550 $22,449
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,718
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,499
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$341 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara is an old-style compact SUV that favors hauling and off-roading at the detriment of on-the-road performance. Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 125.4 99.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 176.0 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 67.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - 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 - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.9 x 0.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 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) - TBD - 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3452 4320
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.6 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 4500 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 2.7L/167 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Two Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.24 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.55 3.5
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.70 1.26
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4-Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Suzuki Grand Vitara Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
 
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