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Selected Style 2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD
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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
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD 22 25 $15,978 $16,999
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD 22 25 $16,918 $17,999
4-Door Manual 2WD 22 25 $15,790 $16,799
4-Door Automatic 2WD 22 25 $16,730 $17,799
4-Door Manual 4WD 22 25 $16,742 $18,199
4-Door Automatic 4WD 22 25 $17,682 $19,199
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
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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 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 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
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,974
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,599
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$260 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 55.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 41.0
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 69.1
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 -
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
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 7.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.8
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
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 - 10.94 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.8 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5 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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20.5 16.0
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P225/70R15
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 Material Steel Steel
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 134 @ 3000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99B
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.67
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
Summary
Body Style 2-Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Suzuki Vitara Ford Escape
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear 5-link Multi-link
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 -
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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