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Selected Style 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid 2WD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 20 27 $18,135 $18,500
2WD 4-Door LX 21 30 $20,095 $20,800
AWD 4-Door LX 20 27 $21,545 $22,300
2WD 4-Door EX 21 30 $22,440 $23,900
AWD 4-Door EX 20 27 $23,850 $25,400
2WD 4-Door SX 21 28 $25,095 $26,900
AWD 4-Door SX 20 25 $26,495 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$18,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$18,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$308 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line If you're keen on green in crossover form, the 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid earns good gas-mileage ratings, but its styling and handling are showing their age. The Kia Sportage cuts a rakish new figure and spins out 260 turbocharged horsepower for a total image reboot--watch the options, though.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 64.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.8
Length, Overall (in) 174.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 26.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 54.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3157
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 176 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79
Trans Order Code Direct Injection
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.07, 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
Trans Type 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sportage
Body Style 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0
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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