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  • 2009 Ford Escape

    #9 in 2009 Affordable Compact SUVs

  • 2009 Toyota RAV4

    #3 in 2009 Affordable Compact SUVs

  • 2009 Mazda Tribute

    #6 in 2009 Affordable Compact SUVs

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $20,435
    • $21,500
    • $19,730
    • Avg. Paid
    • $4,113
    • $6,279
    • $3,973

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.0 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.4 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • 7.2 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.7 /10
    • 7.5 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.4 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 4.0 /5
    • 4.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Spacious interior
      • Ample available features
      • Powerful V6 option
      • Ample cabin and cargo space
      • Third-row seat option
      • Good safety scores
      • Good fuel economy
      • Quality interior
    • Cons
      • Ride lacks refinement of rivals
      • Aging interior design and materials
      • So-so cabin material quality
      • Cramped third row
      • Cumbersome folding rear seats
      • Mixed performance reviews

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I4 2.5L/152
    • Gas I4 2.5L/152
    • Gas I4 2.5L/152
    • MPG
    • 20 City / 28 Hwy
    • 22 City / 28 Hwy
    • 22 City / 28 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Door
    • 4 Door
    • 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 103.1
    • 104.7
    • 103.1
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 174.7
    • 181.9
    • 174.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 71.1
    • 71.5
    • 71.1
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 67.9
    • 66.3
    • 67.9
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Privacy Glass
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Running Boards
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Rear Spoiler
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 4320
    • 3360
    • 3276
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Full Size Spare Tire
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Steel Wheels
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wheel Covers
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Towing
    • Trailer Hitch Receiver
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Luggage Rack
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Seat Heat Ducts
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Remote Engine Start
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Floor Mats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 99.5
    • 108.2
    • 99.4
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 40.4
    • 40.8
    • 40.4
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.6
    • 41.8
    • 41.6
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 56.6
    • 57.1
    • 56.6
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.3
    • 53.8
    • 53.4
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 39.2
    • 39.7
    • 39.2
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.6
    • 38.3
    • 35.6
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.9
    • 55.3
    • 55.9
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 49.1
    • 52.4
    • 49.1
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
    • 66.3
    • 73.0
    • 66.3
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
    • 29.2
    • 36.4
    • 29.2
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Entertainment System
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Additional Rear Seat
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-On Headlights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rollover Protection System
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 2.5L/152
    • 2.5L/152
    • 2.5L/152
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 171 @ 6000
    • 179 @ 6000
    • 171 @ 6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 171 @ 4500
    • 172 @ 4000
    • 171 @ 4500
    • Transmission
    • Manual w/OD
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Manual
    • Turning diameter
    • 36.7
    • 34.8
    • 36.7
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 20
    • 22
    • 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 28
    • 28
    • 28
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 16.5
    • 15.9
    • 16.5
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson strut
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-link
    • Double-wishbone
    • Multi Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    •  
    •  
    • MacPherson
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    •  
    • coil spring
    •  
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • 4-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard

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