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Ford Escape
2020 Ford Escape
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$24,885
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8.0
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2020 Ford Explorer
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Subaru Outback
2020 Subaru Outback
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Overview

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Gas
Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.7 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Gas
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
181 hp @ 6000 rpm
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
190 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
N/A
36.1 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
17" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P225/65HR17
P255/65HR18
P225/65HR17
Rear Tire
P225/65HR17
P255/65HR18
P225/65HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
24 MPG
29 MPG
City
27 MPG
21 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
33 MPG
28 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14.7 gallons
19.2 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
396.9 miles
403.2 miles
481 miles
Cruising Range Highway
485.1 miles
537.6 miles
610.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
180.5 in
198.8 in
191.3 in
Height
66.1 in
69.9 in
66.4 in
Max Width
74.1 in
78.9 in
73 in
Front Width
62.4 in
66.9 in
61.8 in
Rear Width
61.8 in
66.9 in
62.8 in
Wheelbase
106.7 in
119.1 in
108.1 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
7.9 in
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
7 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.4 in
43 in
42.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
40 in
40.7 in
40.1 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.6 in
61.8 in
58.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55.2 in
59.2 in
55.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.9 in
39 in
39.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.3 in
40.5 in
39.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
61.9 in
57.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.3 in
59.1 in
54.8 in
Third Row Leg Room
N/A
32.2 in
N/A
Third Row Headroom
N/A
38.9 in
N/A
Third Row Shoulder Room
N/A
54.6 in
N/A
Third Row Hip Room
N/A
40.9 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,299 lbs
4,345 lbs
3,634 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
2,000 lbs
N/A
2,700 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
65.4 ft³
87.8 ft³
75.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
37.5 ft³
47.9 ft³
32.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
37.5 ft³
18.2 ft³
32.5 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Dark Persian Green Metallic
  • Desert Gold Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Sedona Orange Metallic, Build Out: 12/16/2019
  • Velocity Blue Metallic
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
N/A
  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear A/C
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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