Compare 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara vs 2012 Ford Escape

2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2012 Ford Escape
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2WD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual 19 26 $18,862 $19,649
2WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 25 $20,686 $21,549
2WD 4-Door Automatic Ultimate Adventure 19 25 $21,550 $22,449
4WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 23 $22,078 $22,999
2WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 25 $22,942 $23,899
4WD 4-Door Automatic Ultimate Adventure 19 23 $23,134 $24,099
4WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 23 $24,382 $25,399
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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
$18,862
$20,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,649
$21,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a bargain of a crossover for someone looking for a feature-packed, off-roadable vehicle that's not too concerned with cargo space. 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
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.1 99.5
Second Hip Room (in)
44.0 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
175.8 174.7
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)
28.4 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)
70.8 67.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - 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)
17.4 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 17.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T53
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 225
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3468 3268
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.431 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.354 1.94
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.727 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.241 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)
4.545 3.5
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.693 1.25
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Grand Vitara Ford Escape
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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