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2004 Suzuki Vitara V6
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4-Door Manual 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2WD 19 22 $15,320 $16,299
4-Door Automatic 2WD 19 22 $16,260 $17,299
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 22 $16,448 $17,499
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 22 $17,388 $18,499
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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 $17,391 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS 19 25 $18,929 $20,400
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS 18 23 $20,431 $22,050
4-Door 103" WB XLT 19 25 $20,981 $22,655
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT 18 23 $22,482 $24,305
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $22,764 $24,615
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $24,243 $26,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,320
$17,391
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,299
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$272 / 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 Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
50.7 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82.9 133.1
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.0 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
163.0 173
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 41.0
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 69.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 60
Wheelbase (in)
97.6 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 61
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
28.1 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.4 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
43.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
38.3 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
47.6 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.2 69.2
Brakes
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 - 10.9 x .5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 35.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size
P215/65R16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2899 3019
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Fuel System
NA SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99B
Displacement
2.5L/153 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 6500 127 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
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
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.47 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88 4.59
Summary
Body Style
4-Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Vitara V6 Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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