Compare 2003 Toyota Highlander vs 2003 Ford Escape

2003 Toyota Highlander
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4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,251 $23,880
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 19 24 $22,497 $25,280
4-Door V6 19 23 $22,747 $25,560
4-Door V6 4WD 18 22 $23,993 $26,960
4-Door V6 Limited 19 23 $26,426 $29,695
4-Door V6 4WD Limited 18 22 $27,672 $31,095
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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
$21,251
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,880
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.7 133.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
184.4 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
35.9 41.0
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 69.1
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 103.0
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 Box (Area) Height (in)
36.3 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
76.1 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.4 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)
39.3 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.7 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.5 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.4 52.6
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.1 10.94 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.6 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3485 3019
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5600 127 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99B
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.12 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.31
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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