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Selected Style FWD 4-Door XLS
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Trim

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
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,409 $30,570
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,692 $33,080
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 27 $24,815 $26,620
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 27 $26,180 $28,120
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $30,002 $32,320
4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,285 $34,830
FWD 4-Door SLE-1
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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
FWD 4-Door SLT-1 22 32 $27,084 $28,510
FWD 4-Door SLT-2 22 32 $29,697 $31,260
AWD 4-Door SLE-1 20 29 $25,944 $27,310
AWD 4-Door SLE-2 20 29 $27,274 $28,710
AWD 4-Door SLT-1 20 29 $28,747 $30,260
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.7 - TBD -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 18.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 40.0
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
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) 225 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3268 3853
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 525
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 171 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
Transmission
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 1.00
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Ford Escape GMC Terrain
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Trailing arm
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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