Compare 2003 Suzuki Vitara vs 2003 Ford Escape

2003 Suzuki Vitara
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2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD 23 26 $14,974 $15,599
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD 22 25 $15,894 $16,599
4-Door Manual 2WD 22 25 $15,790 $16,799
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD 22 25 $15,978 $16,999
4-Door Automatic 2WD 22 25 $16,730 $17,799
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD 22 25 $16,918 $17,999
4-Door Manual 4WD 22 25 $16,742 $18,199
4-Door Automatic 4WD 22 25 $17,682 $19,199
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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
$14,974
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,599
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$260 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 133.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 56.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
86.6 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
152.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 41.0
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 69.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
17.1 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
10.2 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
42.3 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.8 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
36.6 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
33.7 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)
- TBD - 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
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 - 10.94 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Power Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size
P215/65R16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2756 3019
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 550
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
127 @ 6000 127 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
134 @ 3000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99B
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 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)
3.67 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.63 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)
3.65 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Vitara Ford Escape
Body Style
2-Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-link Multi-link
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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