Compare 2012 Jeep Patriot vs 2012 Ford Escape

2012 Jeep Patriot
2012 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $15,805 $15,995
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $17,450 $17,745
FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 29 $19,132 $19,745
4WD 4-Door Latitude 22 28 $21,956 $22,780
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 29 $22,681 $23,560
4WD 4-Door Limited 22 28 $24,327 $25,330
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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
$15,805
$20,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,995
$21,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Jeep Patriot is a compelling choice for its versatile interior, maneuverability, and strong list of features—with just a bit of weekend-warrior ruggedness—but it's woefully short on refinement or sophistication. The 2012 Ford Escape still antes up solid crossover bona fides, but its sluggish handling and plasticky interior are ready for retirement
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.4 99.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 49.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
45.1 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
65.5 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
27.4 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.2 67.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
38.0 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 35.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.0 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
27.4 37.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.4 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 11.9 x 0.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TLB T53
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TLB T53
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 225
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3111 3268
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400 171 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ECN 997
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.94
Trans Order Code
DD7 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.5
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.25
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Patriot Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 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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