Compare 2012 Ford Flex vs 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2012 Ford Flex
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
4-Door FWD Titanium 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
4-Door AWD Titanium 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
4-Door AWD Titanium w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
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4WD 4-Door HSE LUX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door HSE 13 18 $54,641 $60,045
4WD 4-Door HSE GT Limited Edition 13 18 $54,641 $60,045
4WD 4-Door HSE Limited Edition 13 18 $54,641 $60,045
4WD 4-Door HSE LUX 13 18 $54,641 $60,045
4WD 4-Door SC 12 17 $68,473 $75,245
4WD 4-Door SC Automaticbiography 12 17 $68,473 $75,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,918
$54,641
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,465
$60,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$491 / month
$1001 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features. An impressive performer both on and off-road, the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has the broadest reach of any luxury SUV we know.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 38.4
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 188.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 113.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 48.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 69.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 71.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 39.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 33.8
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 14.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 23.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 37.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P275/40R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P275/40R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 1157
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4471 5540
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 19 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
262 @ 6250 375 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4500 375 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
99C NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 5.0L/305
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.34
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/CommandShift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.93
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.9 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 12.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2011) 1
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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