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2009 Ford Escape 2009 Subaru Forester 2009 Chevrolet Equinox
     
FWD 4dr I4 Man XLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Man XLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto XLS
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto XLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto XLT
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto XLT
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto XLT
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto XLT
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto Limited
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium/All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium and All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium/All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium and All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean
  • XT Limited
  • 2.5XT
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean
  • 2.5XT
  • XT Limited
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean with Navigation
  • XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean with Navigation
  • XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5XT Limited
  • 2.5XT Limited
  • 2.5XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5XT Limited with Navigation
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • Front-Wheel Drive Sport
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive Sport

Prices

MSRP $20,435 $19,995 $24,315
Invoice $19,245 $18,938 $22,978
Avg. Paid $9,264 $12,408 $10,467

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.0 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.3 8.5 7.5
Performance 7.4 8.2 7.6
Interior 7.7 8.2 8.0
Operating Cost 7.8 7.6 7.5
Safety 8.8 9.4 8.7
Reliability 3.0 3.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious interior
  • Ample available features
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Great cargo space
  • Good handling
  • Great safety scores
  • Outstanding reliability score
  • Powerful engine options
  • Spacious interior and cargo area
Cons
  • Ride lacks refinement of rivals
  • Aging interior design and materials
  • Interior less refined than competitors
  • Some low-rent interior plastics
  • Low fuel economy
  • Below-average safety ratings

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150 Gas V6 3.4L/209
MPG 20 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.1 103 112.5
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 179.5 188.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 70.1 71.4
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 65.9 69.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Optional
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4320 3250 3660

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror 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.) 99.5 107.6 106.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 41.6 40.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 43.1 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.1 55.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.9 51.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 40.4 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 38.0 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.6 55.9
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 52.7 51.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.3 68.3 67.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 29.2 33.5 35.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/150 3.4L/209
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 171 @ 6000 170 @ 6000 185 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 171 @ 4500 170 @ 4400 210 @ 3800
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 36.7 34.4 41.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 16.9 20.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson-type Strut-type
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double wishbone Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard