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Selected Style FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 22 28 $21,015 $22,475
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 22 28 $22,605 $24,175
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 22 28 $23,810 $25,465
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $22,916 $24,510
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $24,408 $26,105
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $25,606 $27,385
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $22,324 $23,875
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $23,914 $25,575
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $25,110 $26,855
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $24,225 $25,910
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $25,717 $27,505
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $26,915 $28,785
FWD 4-Door XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLS 23 28 $20,126 $21,240
FWD 4-Door XLT 23 28 $23,035 $24,670
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $24,400 $26,170
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,404 $30,570
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,687 $33,080
4WD 4-Door XLS 20 26 $21,736 $22,990
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 26 $24,628 $26,420
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 26 $25,993 $27,920
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $29,997 $32,320
4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,280 $34,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,015
$20,126
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,475
$21,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$354 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Don't let appearances mislead; the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a modern, practical crossover choice and great for frugal families. The boxy, old-school appearance might turn you off, but the 2011 Ford Escape still delivers solid crossover and SUV bona fides.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
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 Volume (ft³) 108.2 99.5
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
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 - 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 104.7 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 71.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - 35.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 36.4 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 37.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 73.0 67.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x 1.7
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.5
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 17.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size P215/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3360 3268
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMPI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.50
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.25
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.80
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 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.92 4.13
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota RAV4 Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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 w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Double-wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil spring w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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