Compare 2011 Ford Escape vs 2011 Hyundai Tucson

2011 Ford Escape
2011 Hyundai Tucson
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FWD 4-Door XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLS 23 28 $20,126 $21,240
4WD 4-Door XLS 20 26 $21,736 $22,990
FWD 4-Door XLT 23 28 $23,035 $24,670
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $24,400 $26,170
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 26 $24,628 $26,420
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 26 $25,993 $27,920
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,404 $30,570
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $29,997 $32,320
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,687 $33,080
4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,280 $34,830
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FWD 4-Door Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual GL 20 27 $18,215 $18,895
FWD 4-Door Automatic GL 23 31 $19,165 $19,895
FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 23 31 $21,160 $21,995
FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 23 31 $21,160 $21,995
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 20 25 $22,727 $23,645
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 20 25 $22,727 $23,645
FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 23 31 $23,618 $24,845
FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 23 31 $23,618 $24,845
AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 20 25 $25,028 $26,345
AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 20 25 $25,028 $26,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,126
$18,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,240
$18,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$315 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
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. Much better than its predecessor, the 2011 Hyundai Tucson needs a touch more power and steering feel to top carlike utes like the Nissan Rogue.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 101.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 173.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
29.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.2 55.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 25.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.31 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.7 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.5 11.02 x 1.02
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3268 3179
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 165 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 146 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.54
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 1.79
Trans Order Code
443 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.18
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Hyundai Tucson
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.0
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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