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Selected Style FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 22 28 $20,103 $21,500
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $21,068 $22,900
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 22 28 $21,692 $23,200
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $22,003 $23,535
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 22 28 $22,896 $24,490
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $22,632 $24,600
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,938 $24,935
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,495 $25,130
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $23,808 $25,880
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $24,693 $26,410
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,406 $26,530
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $25,585 $27,810
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
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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
$20,103
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$341 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Toyota RAV4 is a thoughtful choice for families looking for space that doesn't come at the expense of fuel economy. 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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.2 99.5
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 53.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 40.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.6
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 181.9 174.7
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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) 10.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 17.5
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3360 4320
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 Compact
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4000 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 179 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota RAV4 Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double-wishbone Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
 
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