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2012 Ford Escape

2012 Mazda CX-7

  2012 Ford Escape 4WD 4-door XLT Side Exterior View 2012 Mazda CX-7 FWD 4-door i Sport Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $20,315 $21,555
20/31 17/27
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Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Escape still antes up solid crossover bona fides, but its sluggish handling and plasticky interior are ready for retirement Read Full Review If you'd rather not be seen in a minivan and think most crossovers are a snooze to drive, the 2012 Mazda CX-7 is a great alternative. Read Full Review
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  • Swell-shifting automatic
  • Above-average gas mileage (four-cylinders)
  • Tops in crossover connectivity and technology


  • Plasticky dash and cabin
  • Plenty of body roll
  • Choppy ride
  • Back seat isn't that roomy


  • Racy exterior
  • Nicely detailed interior
  • Steering and handling
  • Affordable base model


  • Cramped back seat
  • Not much cargo space (seats up)
  • Bluetooth not available on base SV
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