Compare 2012 Ford Escape vs 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Ford Escape
2012 Honda CR-V
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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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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
4WD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
4WD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
2WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
4WD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
4WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,315
$21,132
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,440
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
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 The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 104.1
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 58.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 65.1
Liftover Height (in)
29.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 37.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 51.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.2 70.9
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 39.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 11.8 x - TBD -
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 15.3
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70SR16
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 3305
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 410
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 163 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 185 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 1.51
Trans Order Code
443 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.5 2.65
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.03
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 2.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Honda CR-V
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 - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.1
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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