Compare 2013 Ford Escape vs 2013 Lexus RX 350

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Lexus RX 350
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,178 $22,470
FWD 4-Door SE 23 33 $23,378 $25,070
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
4WD 4-Door SEL 22 30 $27,901 $29,920
FWD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,321 $30,370
4WD 4-Door Titanium 21 28 $29,953 $32,120
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,083 $39,660
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,392 $41,060
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,274 $47,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,178
$37,083
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,470
$39,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$661 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance. The 2013 Lexus RX is plush and premium, and it delivers on that luxury impression, but it's not the over-the-top lavish expression some might seek.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.800 36.800
Front Head Room (in)
39.900 39.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.400 54.500
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.000 57.900
Second Head Room (in)
39.000 37.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.300 57.500
Front Leg Room (in)
40.400 43.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.100 99.700
Front Hip Room (in)
54.800 55.500
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.400 74.200
Track Width, Front (in)
61.500 64.200
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.900 7.300
Length, Overall (in)
178.100 187.800
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.300 67.700
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.600 63.800
Wheelbase (in)
105.900 107.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.100 80.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.300 40.000
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.900 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.200 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.100 19.200
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.000
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.500 14.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.000 38.800
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.790
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3598 4178
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.900 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
997 N/A
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 21
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584 3.300
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912 1.420
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.943 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964 1.900
Trans Order Code
446 N/A
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.510 4.398
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746 0.608
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Lexus RX 350
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Trailing Arm Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4 (2012)
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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