Compare 2012 Ford Escape vs 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Ford Escape
2012 Honda CR-V
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4WD 4-Door Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $30,002 $32,320
Escape 4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,285 $34,830
Escape 4WD 4-Door Limited 20 27 $26,180 $28,120
Escape 4WD 4-Door XLT 20 27 $24,815 $26,620
Escape FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,409 $30,570
Escape FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,692 $33,080
Escape FWD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $24,587 $26,370
Escape FWD 4-Door XLS 23 28 $20,315 $21,440
Escape FWD 4-Door XLT 21 28 $23,222 $24,870
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745

Pricing

Invoice Price

$30,002
$23,098

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$32,320
$24,595

Monthly Payment Estimate

$539 / month
$410 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

If you're keen on green in crossover form, the 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid earns good gas-mileage ratings, but its styling and handling are showing their age. The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs.

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Fuel Economy

City

30 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

35.6 38.3

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 38.0

Passenger Volume (ft³)

99.5 101.5

Second Hip Room (in)

49.1 53.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.6 58.6

Second Head Room (in)

39.2 38.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.9 56.4

Front Leg Room (in)

41.6 41.3

Front Hip Room (in)

53.3 54.5

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.1 71.6

Track Width, Front (in)

60.7 61.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.3 6.8

Length, Overall (in)

174.7 178.3

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

43.4 - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

67.7 65.1

Liftover Height (in)

29.4 - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.2 61.6

Wheelbase (in)

103.1 103.1

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

33.2 - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

37.2 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

66.7 51.0

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

66.4 70.9

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 39.0

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

34.7 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

30.9 37.2

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - 54.0

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.9 x 0.35 11.8 x - TBD -

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 12.0 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Power Pwr

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)

15.1 15.3

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

40.1 - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

17.5 16.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.7 37.3

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 3.2

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/70R16 P225/65TR17

Rear Tire Order Code

T53 NA

Front Tire Size

P235/70R16 P225/65TR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

T53 NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 150

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 225

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3663 3365

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x 7 17 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact - TBD -

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)

11.6 7.0

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 410

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

136 @ 5500 163 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

993 NA

Displacement

2.5L/152 2.4L/144

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

177 @ 6000 185 @ 7000

Engine Type

Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

30 23

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 26

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.03

Trans Type

1 5

Drivetrain

4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- TBD - 1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.53

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 2.00

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.51

Trans Order Code

- TBD - NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.04 4.44

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.73

Trans Description Cont.

Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - - TBD -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 2.65

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Escape Honda CR-V

Body Style

4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - 0.75

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 0.79

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.5 7.1

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 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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