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Selected Style 4-Door 4-Cyl (SE)
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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
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 $17,391 $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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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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
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
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 10.9 x .5
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) 19.1 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) 3520 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 5.3
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 160 @ 5700 127 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 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 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
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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
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
 
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