Compare 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid vs 2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid
2012 Kia Sportage
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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid
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2WD 4-Door Base
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
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
City
N/A mpg 20 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
- 174.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
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
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
Front Tire Size
- P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
- Gas I4
Fuel System
- NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 27
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
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 -
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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