Compare 2009 Ford Escape vs 2009 Jeep Patriot

2009 Ford Escape
2009 Jeep Patriot
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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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4WD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $22,432 $23,980
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 23 28 $18,117 $19,290
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $18,117 $19,290
Patriot FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $20,822 $22,230
Patriot FWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 23 28 $16,507 $17,540
Patriot FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $16,507 $17,540

Pricing

Invoice Price

$24,715
$22,432

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$26,670
$23,980

Monthly Payment Estimate

$445 / month
$400 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

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 Jeep Patriot offers a safe, city-friendly package for a bargain price; if the most off-roading you'll be doing is to the weekend campsite, it's a good frugal choice.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

25 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.9 54.0

Front Leg Room (in)

41.6 40.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

99.5 101.7

Front Hip Room (in)

53.3 52.3

Second Leg Room (in)

35.6 39.4

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 41.0

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

49.1 51.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.6 54.6

Second Head Room (in)

39.2 39.9

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

67.8 65.7

Liftover Height (in)

29.4 30.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.2 59.8

Wheelbase (in)

103.1 103.7

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

33.3 27.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.1 69.1

Track Width, Front (in)

60.7 59.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.4 8.1

Length, Overall (in)

174.7 173.6

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

43.2 45.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

34.7 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

29.2 23.0

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

37.3 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

66.7 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

66.3 54.2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

NA NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

NA NA

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

40.7 38.0

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA 10.3 x 0.4

Brake Type

Power Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

10.0 x 1.65 NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.9 x 0.4 11.5 x 1.0

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.5 13.5

Steering

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr rack & pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 2.88

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

40.1 - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

17.5 16.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.7 35.6

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA TTU

Spare Tire Order Code

NA TBC

Rear Tire Size

P235/70R16 P215/60R17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA TTU

Front Tire Size

P235/70R16 P215/60R17

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 150

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4600 3245

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x 7 17 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x 7 17 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 7.2

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

110 120

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

590 525

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

171 @ 4500 165 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

997 ED3

Displacement

2.5L/152 2.4L/144

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

171 @ 6000 172 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

SMPI SMPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 23

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 25

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA - TBD -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.41

Trans Type

6 5

Drivetrain

4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.0 1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.72

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.31 3.42

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.96 2.16

Trans Order Code

NA DD7

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.51 4.12

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 1.03

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Manual

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - - TBD -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.58 3.77

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Escape Jeep Patriot

Body Style

4 Door Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Stabilizer bar

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA Stabilizer bar

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Multi-link

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 7

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