Compare 2012 Ford Escape vs 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 Ford Escape
2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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FWD 4-Door XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLS 23 28 $20,315 $21,440
FWD 4-Door XLT 21 28 $23,222 $24,870
FWD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $24,587 $26,370
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 27 $24,815 $26,620
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 27 $26,180 $28,120
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,409 $30,570
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $30,002 $32,320
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,692 $33,080
4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,285 $34,830
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,315
$22,353
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,440
$23,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Escape still antes up solid crossover bona fides, but its sluggish handling and plasticky interior are ready for retirement A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 99.7
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
29.6 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 72.5
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 63.7
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.5 12.6 x 1.18
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 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.46
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 QMU
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T53 QMU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3268 3777
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4/147
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
997 LEA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 2.87
Trans Order Code
443 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.5 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Chevrolet Equinox
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
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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