Compare 2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2012 Ford Escape

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
2012 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
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FWD 4-Door XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLS 23 28 $20,315 $21,440
FWD 4-Door XLT 21 28 $23,222 $24,870
FWD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $24,587 $26,370
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 27 $24,815 $26,620
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 27 $26,180 $28,120
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,409 $30,570
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $30,002 $32,320
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,692 $33,080
4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,285 $34,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,353
$20,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,530
$21,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families. The 2012 Ford Escape still antes up solid crossover bona fides, but its sluggish handling and plasticky interior are ready for retirement
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 99.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 174.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 35.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 67.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.78 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.9 x 0.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 36.7
Steering Type
Variable pwr assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 17.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QMU T53
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QMU T53
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P235/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 225
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3777 3268
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LEA 997
Displacement
2.4/147 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 171 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.94
Trans Order Code
MX0 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.5
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.25
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Ford Escape
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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