Compare 2008 Toyota RAV4 vs 2009 Ford Escape

2008 Toyota RAV4
2009 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,888
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price. Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.2 99.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
181.1 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.4 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.0 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.4 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 4320
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.5
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.26
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.94
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
coil spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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