Compare 2012 Ford Escape vs 2012 GMC Terrain

2012 Ford Escape
2012 GMC Terrain
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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
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FWD 4-Door SLE-1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE-1 22 32 $24,282 $25,560
FWD 4-Door SLE-2 22 32 $25,612 $26,960
AWD 4-Door SLE-1 20 29 $25,944 $27,310
FWD 4-Door SLT-1 22 32 $27,084 $28,510
AWD 4-Door SLE-2 20 29 $27,274 $28,710
AWD 4-Door SLT-1 20 29 $28,747 $30,260
FWD 4-Door SLT-2 22 32 $29,697 $31,260
AWD 4-Door SLT-2 20 29 $31,359 $33,010
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,315
$24,282
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,440
$25,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$426 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Escape still antes up solid crossover bona fides, but its sluggish handling and plasticky interior are ready for retirement Excellent fuel economy and a comfortable cabin are a big contrast to the 2012 GMC Terrain's boxy shape.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 99.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 185.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
29.6 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 31.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.2 63.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.9 x 0.8
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.5 12.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 18.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
T53 QMU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 QMU
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 225
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)
225 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3268 3853
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
997 LEA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4/146.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 2.96
Trans Order Code
443 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.5 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.91
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape GMC Terrain
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.2
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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