Compare 2003 Ford Escape vs 2003 Toyota RAV4

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4-Door 103" WB Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
Escape 4-Door 103" WB Limited 4WD 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLS 4WD Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT 4WD Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT 4WD Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT 4WD Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
Escape 4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
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4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 4-Door Automatic 24 29 $16,347 $17,675
RAV4 4-Door Automatic 4WD 22 27 $17,356 $19,075
RAV4 4-Door Manual 25 31 $15,377 $16,625
RAV4 4-Door Manual 4WD 22 27 $16,402 $18,025
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,544
$16,347
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,460
$17,675
Monthly Payment Estimate
$424 / month
$295 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
49.0 46.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 54.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
41.0 - TBD -
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 65.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
36.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 98.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 68.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 166.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
59.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.2 68.3
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
38.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.1 29.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.65 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 1.0 11.8 x 0.71
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 14.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/90R17 P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
T63 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
T63 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3181 2777
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 325
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
196 @ 4700 142 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
991 NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5900 148 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.892
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.89 3.643
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.296
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.977
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.008
Trans Order Code
444 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.178
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA 32
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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