Compare 2012 Ford Edge vs 2012 Mazda CX-9 vs 2012 Toyota Venza

2012 Ford Edge
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2012 Mazda CX-9
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2012 Toyota Venza
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Edge 4-Door Limited AWD 18 25 $34,250 $36,785
Edge 4-Door Limited FWD 19 27 $32,566 $34,935
Edge 4-Door SE FWD 19 27 $26,323 $27,770
Edge 4-Door SEL AWD 18 25 $30,741 $32,930
Edge 4-Door SEL FWD 19 27 $29,057 $31,080
Edge 4-Door Sport AWD 17 23 $36,229 $38,960
Edge 4-Door Sport FWD 19 26 $34,545 $37,110
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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $33,230 $35,125
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,439 $31,115
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $31,254 $33,035
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $31,917 $33,735
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,125 $29,725
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $29,941 $31,645
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4-Door Wgn I4 AWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 AWD LE 20 25 $26,422 $28,875
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 AWD XLE 20 25 $28,416 $31,225
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 FWD LE 21 27 $25,095 $27,425
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 FWD XLE 21 27 $27,097 $29,775
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD LE 18 25 $27,937 $30,700
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD Limited 18 25 $34,502 $37,915
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD XLE 18 25 $30,076 $33,050
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD LE 19 26 $26,618 $29,250
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD Limited 19 26 $33,183 $36,465
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD XLE 19 26 $28,756 $31,600

Pricing

Invoice Price

$34,250
$33,230
$26,422

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$36,785
$35,125
$28,875

Monthly Payment Estimate

$613 / month
$585 / month
$481 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
8.0
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2012 Ford Edge rises to the top of the five-seat crossover niche with forward-thinking technology and a gas-saving EcoBoost option. The 2012 Mazda CX-9 is a little more enjoyable to drive than most crossovers its size, while it manages three rows of seating, a plush cabin, and decent comfort. The 2012 Toyota Venza isn't pulse-raising, but its smooth styling and calming, practical, comfortable interior provide just what some families or empty-nesters want.

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 16 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

25 mpg 22 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

56.1 56.0 56.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.9 59.4 60.0

Passenger Volume (ft³)

108.4 139.4 108

Second Head Room (in)

39.3 39.0 39.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.7 58.7 59.1

Front Leg Room (in)

40.7 40.9 40.3

Passenger Capacity

5 7 5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.8 56.5 56.0

Second Leg Room (in)

39.6 39.8 39.1

Front Head Room (in)

40.0 39.6 39.6

Third Shoulder Room (in)

- 56.9 -

Third Leg Room (in)

- 32.4 -

Third Hip Room (in)

- 43.7 -

Third Head Room (in)

- 35.4 -

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

65.4 65.1 64.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.9 8.0 8.1

Length, Overall (in)

184.2 200.2 189.0

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - 47.3 - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

67.0 68.0 63.4

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - 31.3 27.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.2 64.7 64.2

Wheelbase (in)

111.2 113.2 109.3

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - 31.7 - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.0 76.2 75.0

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

68.9 100.7 70.2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - 19.0 NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

NA 17.2 NA

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - 46.1 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - 48.9 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

32.2 48.3 30.7

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - 58.5 - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 34.8 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 12.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 12.6 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19.0 20.1 17.7

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

17.7 16.3 15.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.3 37.4 40.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.1 3.1 2.9

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - N/A - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA N/A NA

Front Tire Size

P245/60R18 P245/50R20 P245/55R19

Spare Tire Size

Compact T155/90R18 T165/90D18

Front Tire Order Code

NA N/A NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA N/A NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/60R18 P245/50R20 P245/55R19

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 350 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 525 150

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 3500 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 3500 1000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4234 4546 3945

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5 19 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact 18 x 4

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5 19 x 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel - TBD - - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 14.1 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 110 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

253 @ 4000 270 @ 4250 182 @ 4200

Engine Order Code

99C NA 1AR

Displacement

3.5L/213 3.7L/227 2.7L/163

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

285 @ 6500 273 @ 6250 182 @ 5800

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injectino Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 22 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 16 20

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 19 22

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.55 1.42

Trans Type

6 6 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.85 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 3.39 4.14

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 2.37 1.90

Trans Order Code

44J NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.39 3.46 2.27

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.15 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 0.68 0.60

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 4.14 3.33

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- NA - TBD -

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- NA - TBD -

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- - NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- - NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Edge Mazda CX-9 Toyota Venza

Body Style

Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Wagon

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.3 - TBD - 0.98

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Multi-Link Dual-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson strut Independent MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.9 - TBD - 0.63

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 (2011) 3 -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.9 9.6 8.3

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

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Overall Side Crash Rating

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Side Barrier Rating

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Side Barrier Rating Driver

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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

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Rollover Rating

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