Compare 2002 Suzuki Vitara vs 2002 Ford Escape

2002 Suzuki Vitara
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2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD JLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD JLS 23 25 $14,974 $15,599
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD JLS 22 25 $15,934 $16,599
4-Door Manual 2WD JLS 22 25 $15,790 $16,799
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD JLX 22 26 $15,978 $16,999
4-Door Automatic 2WD JLS 22 25 $16,730 $17,799
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD JLX 22 25 $16,918 $17,999
4-Door Manual 4WD JLX 22 25 $16,742 $18,199
4-Door Automatic 4WD JLX 22 25 $17,662 $19,199
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4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 27 $17,404 $18,670
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 27 $18,128 $19,465
4-Door 103" WB XLS Choice 19 24 $18,824 $20,230
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Value 22 25 $18,884 $20,295
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Sport 22 25 $19,608 $21,090
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Choice 18 23 $20,304 $21,855
4-Door 103" WB XLT Choice 19 24 $20,622 $22,205
4-Door 103" WB XLT Choice 2 19 24 $20,781 $22,380
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 24 $21,741 $23,435
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Choice 18 23 $22,100 $23,830
4-Door 103" WB XLT Midnight 19 24 $22,647 $24,430
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $22,964 $24,780
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,060 $24,885
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Midnight 18 23 $23,965 $25,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,974
$17,404
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,599
$18,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$260 / month
$311 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 133.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 56.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
152.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 41.0
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 69.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
86.6 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 -
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
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 36.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.4
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
10.2 33.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
42.3 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.8 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
36.6 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
33.7 64.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
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 Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 x 1.00
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 15.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 35.4
Steering Type
Power Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size
P215/65R16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2756 2994
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
134 @ 3000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99B
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
127 @ 6000 127 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.030
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.666
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.310
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.837
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.454
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.058
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.63 2.93
Summary
Body Style
2-Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Vitara Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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