Compare 2009 Ford Escape vs 2009 Saturn VUE vs 2009 Toyota Highlander

2009 Ford Escape
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2009 Saturn VUE
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2009 Toyota Highlander
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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
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4WD 4-Door V6 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 23 $26,145 $29,050
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $31,067 $34,520
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 17 23 $28,305 $31,450
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 Base 18 24 $23,134 $25,705
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 Base 18 24 $23,134 $25,705
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $29,762 $33,070
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 18 24 $27,000 $30,000
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $24,840 $27,600
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 18 24 $27,000 $30,000
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 27 25 $31,577 $34,700
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited w/3rd Row 27 25 $37,122 $41,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,715
$28,924
$26,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,670
$30,935
$29,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$516 / month
$484 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
7.8
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 Saturn Vue Hybrid isn't fun to drive, but it will ease your reliance on fossil fuels. The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid sticks with the same formula that has worked so well for the 2008 Highlander hybrid—a spacious, feature-laden cabin and very efficient full-hybrid powertrain that lends serious environmental credentials to anyone behind the wheel.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 52.9 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.0 59.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.7 43.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 - TBD - 145.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.6 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.9 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.2 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 7
Third Leg Room (in)
- - 29.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- - 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
- - 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- - 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.8 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 180.1 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.8 66.2 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.8 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 106.6 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.3 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 72.8 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 61.4 64.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.3 56.4 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
34.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.2 29.2 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.3 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.9 x .78 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.65 NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.4 11.7 x 1.14 12.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 17 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 15.5 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 40.0 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QDP NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/55R18 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90D16 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QDP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/55R18 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4600 4093 4178
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 4.0 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5 9.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 248 @ 2100 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
997 LY7 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.6L/217 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 257 @ 6500 270 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 2.77 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.41 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.48 4.24
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.84 1.52
Trans Type
6 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.0 - - TBD -
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.88 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.87 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA MX0-6 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Saturn VUE Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 3-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4 5

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