Compare 2014 Ford Escape vs 2015 Lincoln MKC vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2014 Ford Escape
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2015 Lincoln MKC
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 29 $31,445 $33,100
AWD 4-Door 19 26 $33,815 $35,595
FWD 4-Door Black Label 20 29 $43,202 $46,205
AWD 4-Door Black Label 19 26 $45,535 $48,700
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FWD 4-Door GLA250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door GLA250 25 35 $29,109 $31,300
4MATIC 4-Door GLA250 24 32 $30,969 $33,300
4MATIC 4-Door GLA45 AMG 23 29 $44,919 $48,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,772
$31,445
$29,109
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,100
$33,100
$31,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$552 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers. The 2015 MKC doesn’t go far in redefining Lincoln as a brand, but badging aside, it presents as exactly the luxury product shoppers want—a lively and lavish, yet super-refined compact crossover. The 2015 Mercedes GLA isn't the roomiest small crossover, but it's a stylish vehicle with a double shot of urban attitude--and a dash of ruggedness--that looks fully up to Mercedes-Benz luxury standards.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.7 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.3 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 36.8 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.6 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 97.9 -
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 52.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 56 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 179.2 173.9
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.2 60
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 62.5 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 105.9 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.4 71
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.4 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 - -
Liftover Height (in)
- - 23.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 25.2 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 53.1 43.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 25.2 17.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 31.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 27.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 61.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 41.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.2 12.6
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.4 11.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 15.5 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38 36
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/50HR18 P225/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TJL NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/50HR18 P225/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TJL NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3515 3791 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 240 @ 5500 208 @ 5500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 270 @ 3000 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
997 999 NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.88 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.87 2.43
Trans Order Code
446 NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.41 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74 1.05
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.48 3.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.36 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.84 2.67
Trans Type
6 6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Lincoln MKC Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (Est) 7.7 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5.0 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 115
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
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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