Compare 2003 Toyota RAV4 vs 2003 Ford Escape

2003 Toyota RAV4
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,347
$23,544
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,675
$25,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$424 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
46.5 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 133.2
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
166.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 41.0
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 69.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
98.0 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - 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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 69.2
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)
29.2 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 59.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.71 10.94 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.7 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T63
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA T63
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2777 3181
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
325 590
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
142 @ 4000 196 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA 991
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 201 @ 5900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.178 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.892 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.643 2.89
Clutch Size (in)
9.3 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.296 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
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)
2.977 2.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.008 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA 444
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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