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 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
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 101.5
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 71.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 51.0
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 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.35 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 15.3
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/65TR17
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
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
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 5500 163 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
993 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
Transmission
Trans Type
1 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Honda CR-V
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.1
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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