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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door I4 Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual 19 26 $17,758 $18,499
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual Premium 19 26 $18,142 $18,899
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic 19 25 $18,814 $19,599
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Premium 19 25 $19,198 $19,999
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XSport 19 25 $20,878 $21,749
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Luxury 19 23 $22,318 $23,249
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XSport 18 24 $22,078 $22,999
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Luxury 18 24 $23,566 $24,549
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual Premium 19 25 $19,534 $20,349
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Premium 19 23 $20,590 $21,449
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XSport 19 23 $22,462 $23,399
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Luxury 19 23 $23,902 $24,899
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XSport 17 23 $23,758 $24,749
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Luxury 17 23 $25,246 $26,299
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
$17,758
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,499
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$341 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara is more maneuverable than larger rugged SUVs, but there aren't many other reasons to recommend it. 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 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 125.4 99.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in) 66.7 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.9 x 0.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 16.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/70R16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3468 4320
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.693 1.26
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Two Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.431 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.354 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.727 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.241 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) 4.545 3.5
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki Grand Vitara Ford Escape
Body Style 4-Door 4 Door
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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