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Compare 2011 Ford Escape vs 2011 Honda CR-V vs 2011 Subaru Forester

2011 Ford Escape
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2011 Honda CR-V
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2011 Subaru Forester
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Select style
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
Select style
2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 21 28 $22,513 $24,195
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 21 28 $24,971 $26,845
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 21 28 $26,825 $28,845
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 21 28 $20,380 $21,895
CR-V 2WD 5-Door SE 21 28 $21,029 $22,595
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX 21 27 $23,672 $25,445
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L 21 27 $26,130 $28,095
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 21 27 $27,985 $30,095
CR-V 4WD 5-Door LX 21 27 $21,539 $23,145
CR-V 4WD 5-Door SE 21 27 $22,188 $23,845
Select style
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
$29,997
$22,513
$20,488
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,320
$24,195
$21,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$539 / month
$403 / month
$362 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The boxy, old-school appearance might turn you off, but the 2011 Ford Escape still delivers solid crossover and SUV bona fides. The 2011 Honda CR-V is homely, as well as unexciting to drive; yet it's a great minivan alternative on many counts—appealing to practical shoppers with a roomy, versatile interior and top safety ratings. 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 54.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.9 53.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.5 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.3 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.5 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 100.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 61.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 6.7 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 179.3 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 66.1 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.1 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 71.6 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 72.9 - 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)
40.7 39.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
34.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.9 35.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 51.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.7 NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.4 11.7 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 15.3 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 15.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD - 37.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/65TR17 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/65TR17 P215/65HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 225 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3663 3413 - TBD -
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 7.0 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 410 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 6000 180 @ 6800 170 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 5500 161 @ 4400 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
993 NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28 27
Transmission
Trans Type
1 5 4
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.56 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.00 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.61 1.55
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 4.50 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.78 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.08 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Honda CR-V Subaru Forester
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 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
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.8 8.1
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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