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Compare 2002 Ford Escape vs 2002 Toyota Highlander

2002 Ford Escape
2002 Toyota Highlander
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4-Door 103" WB XLS 4WD Choice
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLS 4WD Choice 18 23 $20,304 $21,855
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLS 4WD Sport 22 25 $19,608 $21,090
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLS 4WD Value 22 25 $18,884 $20,295
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLS Choice 19 24 $18,824 $20,230
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 27 $18,128 $19,465
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 27 $17,404 $18,670
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT 4WD Choice 18 23 $22,100 $23,830
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT 4WD Midnight 18 23 $23,965 $25,880
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT 4WD Premium 18 23 $23,060 $24,885
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT 4WD Sport 18 23 $22,964 $24,780
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT Choice 19 24 $20,622 $22,205
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT Choice 2 19 24 $20,781 $22,380
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT Midnight 19 24 $22,647 $24,430
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 24 $21,741 $23,435
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4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,251 $23,880
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 19 24 $22,497 $25,280
Highlander 4-Door V6 19 23 $22,658 $25,460
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD 18 22 $23,904 $26,860
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD Limited 18 22 $27,405 $30,795
Highlander 4-Door V6 Limited 19 23 $26,159 $29,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,304
$21,251
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,855
$23,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$364 / month
$398 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
49.0 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.1 105.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 71.9
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
41.0 35.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
25.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
173.0 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
69.1 66.1
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.9 33.5
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
36.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 106.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
- 184.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
38.9 36.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.9 41.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.0 38.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.8 39.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
59.0 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.8 81.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
52.6 50.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.00 11.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/90R17 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3330 3485
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5900 155 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
196 @ 4700 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
991 NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.4L/146
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.310 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.571 2.20
Trans Order Code
444 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.698 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.889 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.41
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.0 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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