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Selected Style FWD 4-Door XLS
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Engine

Drivetrain

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
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
2WD 4-Door Base
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Trim

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
$20,315
$18,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,440
$18,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$308 / 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 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
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 37.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.5 100.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 6.8
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 174.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 64.4
Liftover Height (in) 29.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 63.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 54.6
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 35.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.4 26.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.5 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code T53 NA
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code T53 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3268 3157
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4500 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 997 NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 171 @ 6000 176 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.5 3.27
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 1.54
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 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.37 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.79
Trans Order Code 443 Direct Injection
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 5.07, 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escape Kia Sportage
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 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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