Compare 2009 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2009 Ford Escape vs 2009 Saturn VUE

2009 Chevrolet Equinox
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2009 Ford Escape
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2009 Saturn VUE
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $24,862 $26,310
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $29,422 $31,135
Equinox AWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $29,710 $31,440
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $22,977 $24,315
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $27,537 $29,140
Equinox FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $27,825 $29,445
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4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Escape 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
Escape 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
Escape FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
Escape FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
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AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
VUE AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
VUE AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
VUE AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
VUE FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
VUE FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
VUE FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
VUE FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
VUE Hybrid FWD 4-Door I4 25 32 $26,329 $28,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,862
$24,715
$28,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,310
$26,670
$30,935
Monthly Payment Estimate
$439 / month
$445 / month
$516 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With mediocre handling and fuel economy, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox isn’t that appealing, but it still offers superior cabin space. The 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid is a viable and sturdy contender in the family crossover arena. Gas mileage is excellent for a compact SUV, and optional mechanical all-wheel drive sets it apart from softer competitors. The 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid isn't fun to drive, but it will ease your reliance on fossil fuels.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 35.6 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.4 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 49.1 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.6 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 39.2 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.6 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.4 99.5 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 53.3 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.7 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.4 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 174.7 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 67.8 66.2
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 29.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 103.1 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 71.1 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.1 66.3 56.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.2 29.2 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 1.02 11.9 x 0.4 11.7 x 1.14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 0.79 NA 11.9 x .78
Brake Type
Power Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 16.5 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.4 17.5 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.8 36.7 40.0
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 - TBD - 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QKG NA QDP
Front Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/70R16 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
QKG NA QDP
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/70R16 P235/55R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3776 4600 4093
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 - TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 590 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 3800 171 @ 4500 248 @ 2100
Engine Order Code
LNJ 997 LY7
Displacement
3.4L/209 2.5L/152 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5200 171 @ 6000 257 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.02 2.31 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 2.96 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA MX0-6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.51 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.45 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.58 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.91 1.84
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.0 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Ford Escape Saturn VUE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing arm Multi-link 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-type MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 4

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