Compare 2012 Toyota RAV4 vs 2012 Ford Escape

2012 Toyota RAV4
2012 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
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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
$21,178
$20,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,650
$21,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$378 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past. 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
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.2 99.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.6
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 174.7
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)
104.7 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
73.0 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)
- TBD - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 35.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.4 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 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)
10.8 x - 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)
15.9 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 17.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T53
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3360 3268
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 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
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4000 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.94
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.5
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.25
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
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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