Compare 2011 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2011 Ford Escape vs 2011 Subaru Forester

2011 Chevrolet Equinox
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2011 Ford Escape
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2011 Subaru Forester
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,507 $24,745
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,614 $25,910
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,571 $27,970
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,804 $30,320
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,845 $22,995
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,952 $24,160
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,909 $26,220
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,141 $28,570
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4WD 4-Door Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $29,997 $32,320
Escape 4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,280 $34,830
Escape 4WD 4-Door Limited 20 26 $25,993 $27,920
Escape 4WD 4-Door XLS 20 26 $21,736 $22,990
Escape 4WD 4-Door XLT 20 26 $24,628 $26,420
Escape FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,404 $30,570
Escape FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,687 $33,080
Escape FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $24,400 $26,170
Escape FWD 4-Door XLS 23 28 $20,126 $21,240
Escape FWD 4-Door XLT 23 28 $23,035 $24,670
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Navigation System 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Navigation System PZEV 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nav 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nv PZEV 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring PZEV 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring w/Navigation System 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring w/Navigation System PZEV 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,316 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring w/Navigation System 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,507
$29,997
$20,488
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,745
$32,320
$21,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$539 / month
$362 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you don’t need a third row, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is just right for small families; it’s refined, secure, and versatile, and gets very impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form. The boxy, old-school appearance might turn you off, but the 2011 Ford Escape still delivers solid crossover and SUV bona fides. The roomy, versatile 2011 Subaru Forester handles better than just about any other small crossover, though the need for a more modern transmission and a little more cabin refinement keep it from greatness.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 30 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.9 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.6 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 53.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 35.6 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.4 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 99.5 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 49.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.6 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.3 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 174.7 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.7 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 29.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.2 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 103.1 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 33.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 60.7 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 66.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 30.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.78 NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x 1.7 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.9 x 0.4 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 15.1 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 17.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 36.7 34.8
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 - TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P235/70R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QMU T53 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P235/70R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QMU T53 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3951 3663 - TBD -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 11.6 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 177 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 ECOTEC Gas/Electric I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
SIDI SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 136 @ 5500 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
LAF 993 NA
Displacement
2.4/146.5 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 30 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - TBD - -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 - TBD - 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 NA 1.55
Trans Order Code
MX0 - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.04 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 - TBD - 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 NA 1.00
Trans Type
6 1 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Ford Escape Subaru Forester
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing arm Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut-type MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 6.5 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6 - TBD -
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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