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Compare 2010 Ford Escape vs 2010 Mazda Tribute

2010 Ford Escape
2010 Mazda Tribute
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4WD 4-Door Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $29,330 $31,610
Escape 4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $31,615 $34,120
Escape 4WD 4-Door Limited 20 26 $25,476 $27,375
Escape 4WD 4-Door XLS 20 26 $21,513 $22,770
Escape 4WD 4-Door XLT 20 26 $24,039 $25,795
Escape FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $27,738 $29,860
Escape FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,022 $32,370
Escape FWD 4-Door Limited 22 28 $23,884 $25,625
Escape FWD 4-Door XLS 22 28 $19,904 $21,020
Escape FWD 4-Door XLT 22 28 $22,446 $24,045
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4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tribute 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Grand Touring 20 26 $25,547 $27,305
Tribute 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Sport 20 26 $22,653 $24,200
Tribute 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Touring 20 26 $23,720 $25,345
Tribute 4WD 4-Door I4 Hybrid Grand Touring 30 27 N/A N/A
Tribute 4WD 4-Door I4 Hybrid Touring 30 27 N/A N/A
Tribute 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Grand Touring 18 23 $27,049 $28,915
Tribute FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $23,912 $25,550
Tribute FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Sport 21 28 $21,016 $22,445
Tribute FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Touring 21 28 $22,084 $23,590
Tribute FWD 4-Door I4 Hybrid Grand Touring 34 31 N/A N/A
Tribute FWD 4-Door I4 Hybrid Touring 34 31 N/A N/A
Tribute FWD 4-Door I4 Manual Sport 22 28 $19,113 $20,405
Tribute FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Grand Touring 19 25 $25,417 $27,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,330
$25,547
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,610
$27,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$527 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid remains a solid, competitive entry among compact family SUVs and crossovers. Its fuel efficiency is superb, and the optional mechanical all-wheel drive sets it apart from any other AWD hybrid crossover. The 2010 Mazda Tribute wears crisp SUV sheetmetal and offers a high-mileage hybrid model, but it's something of an oddity in the zoomy Mazda lineup.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 96.0
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.2 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 174.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.4 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 70.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
34.7 35.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.9 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.2 37.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 66.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 40.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.65 10.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.35 11.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 17.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3663 3483
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Temporary
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 590
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injetion
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 5500 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
993 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 3.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.91
Trans Type
1 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - TBD -
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.96
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Mazda Tribute
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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