Compare 2012 Ford Escape vs 2012 Honda CR-V vs 2012 Hyundai Tucson

2012 Ford Escape
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2012 Honda CR-V
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2012 Hyundai Tucson
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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
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AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tucson AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,012 $23,945
Tucson AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 20 27 $23,012 $23,945
Tucson AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 20 27 $25,170 $26,495
Tucson AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 20 27 $25,170 $26,495
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic GL 22 29 $19,402 $20,145
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,445 $22,295
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 21 30 $21,445 $22,295
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 21 30 $23,760 $24,995
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 21 30 $23,760 $24,995
Tucson FWD 4-Door Manual GL 20 26 $18,452 $19,145
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,002
$23,098
$23,012
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,320
$24,595
$23,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$539 / month
$410 / month
$399 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
8.0
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. One of the most improved crossovers, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson has size and value in its corner.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility AWD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.5 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.3 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.0 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 101.5 101.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 53.1 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 58.6 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.6 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.3 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.6 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.1 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 71.6 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 61.6 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 6.8 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 178.3 173.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 65.1 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
34.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.9 37.2 25.7
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 70.9 55.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 39.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.0 x - TBD - 11.18 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.65 NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.35 11.8 x - TBD - 11.81 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 15.3 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 16.7 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.3 34.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/65TR17 P225/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/65TR17 P225/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3663 3365 3382
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD - 18 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD - 18 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 7.0 8.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 410 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 5500 163 @ 4400 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
993 NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 6000 185 @ 7000 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 26 23 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31 27 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 23 20 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 4.44 3.20
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.65 4.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03 1.80
Trans Type
1 5 6
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.53 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.00 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.51 2.64
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Honda CR-V Hyundai Tucson
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.1 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6 7
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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