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Selected Style 4WD 4-Door (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 28 28 $35,617 $38,715
4WD 4-Door Limited 28 28 $40,598 $44,370
FWD 4-Door XLS
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Engine

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Trim

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
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,409 $30,570
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,692 $33,080
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 27 $24,815 $26,620
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 27 $26,180 $28,120
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $30,002 $32,320
4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,285 $34,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,617
$20,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,715
$21,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$645 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 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
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 56.6
Third Leg Room (in) 29.9 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.2
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Hip Room (in) 42.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 41.6
Third Head Room (in) 36.3 -
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 53.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 145.4 99.5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3 49.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.2 71.1
Track Width, Front (in) 64.0 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.3 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 188.4 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 67.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.3 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) 94.1 67.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 10.3 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 35.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - 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) 12.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.1
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size P245/65R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 225
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4641 3268
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 231 @ 5800 171 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 215 @ 4800 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 3.5L/211 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
Transmission
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.94
Trans Order Code NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.94
Trans Description Cont. CVT Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.5
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.25
Trans Type 1 5
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 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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