Compare 2012 Hyundai Tucson vs 2012 Ford Escape

2012 Hyundai Tucson
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FWD 4-Door Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual GL 20 26 $18,452 $19,145
FWD 4-Door Automatic GL 22 29 $19,402 $20,145
FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,445 $22,295
FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 21 30 $21,445 $22,295
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,012 $23,945
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 20 27 $23,012 $23,945
FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 21 30 $23,760 $24,995
FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 21 30 $23,760 $24,995
AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 20 27 $25,170 $26,495
AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 20 27 $25,170 $26,495
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FWD 4-Door XLS
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,452
$20,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,145
$21,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of the most improved crossovers, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson has size and value in its corner. The 2012 Ford Escape still antes up solid crossover bona fides, but its sluggish handling and plasticky interior are ready for retirement
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 99.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
173.2 174.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 35.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.7 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
55.8 67.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.31 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.02 x 1.02 11.9 x 0.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 17.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T53
Front Tire Size
P225/60R17 P235/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 225
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3179 3268
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 6200 171 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4600 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 (Est) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 (Est) 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.94
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.74 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.5
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.25
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tucson Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.5
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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