Compare 2004 Toyota Highlander vs 2004 Ford Escape

2004 Toyota Highlander
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4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,429 $24,080
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,187 $24,930
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,373 $25,140
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,675 $25,480
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,129 $25,990
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,375 $27,390
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,680 $29,980
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $27,926 $31,380
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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
$21,429
$17,391
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,080
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$401 / 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
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 133.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
184.6 173
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
35.9 41.0
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 69.1
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
76.1 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.6 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)
39.7 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.3 38.9
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.1 10.9 x .5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.1 16.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.6 38.7
Tires
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 -
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P225/70R15
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3520 3019
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99B
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5700 127 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.12 4.59
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson NA

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