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Selected Style 4-Door 4-Cyl (GS)
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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
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 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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.7 133.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 -
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 103.0
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
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 36.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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 Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 16.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.98 3.0
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3485 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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 110
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.0L/121
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
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
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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