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Selected Style 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid 4-Door Wagon Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual Sport 21 28 $18,771 $19,625
4-Door Wagon Automatic Sport 21 28 $19,726 $20,625
4-Door Wagon Automatic Touring 21 28 $20,682 $21,625
4-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $22,975 $24,025
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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 nimble and fuel-efficient 2012 Mazda5 appeals to parents who don’t mind being seen in a minivan but don’t want to feel like they’re driving one.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 28 mpg
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7
Passenger Capacity 6
Third Head Room (in) 37.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) 49.3
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.7
Third Leg Room (in) 30.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 180.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 63.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 5.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3417
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 157 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 2.5L/152
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23
Trans Type 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76
Body Style 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda5
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) E-type Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD -
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