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 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
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
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.4 -
Third Hip Room (in)
- 43.7 -
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.4 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 65.1 64.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.9 100.7 70.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 19.0 NA
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 20.1 17.7
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 16.3 15.9
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A NA
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
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 -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4000 270 @ 4250 182 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
99C NA 1AR
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22 25
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.55 1.42
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Ford Edge Mazda CX-9 Toyota Venza
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
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
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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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