Compare 2012 Ford Escape vs 2012 Hyundai Tucson

2012 Ford Escape
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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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
$23,012

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$32,320
$23,945

Monthly Payment Estimate

$539 / month
$399 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
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. 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 20 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicles AWD Sport Utility

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

35.6 38.7

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 39.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

99.5 101.9

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

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.1 71.7

Track Width, Front (in)

60.7 - TBD -

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.3 6.7

Length, Overall (in)

174.7 173.2

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

43.4 - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

67.7 66.3

Liftover Height (in)

29.4 - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.2 - TBD -

Wheelbase (in)

103.1 103.9

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 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

66.4 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)

34.7 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

30.9 25.7

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.9 x 0.35 11.81 x 1.10

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 11.18 x 0.39

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 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 Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 3.0

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/70R16 P225/55R18

Rear Tire Order Code

T53 NA

Front Tire Size

P235/70R16 P225/55R18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

T53 NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3663 3382

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x 7 18 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x 7 18 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

11.6 8.2

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 110

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

136 @ 5500 168 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

993 NA

Displacement

2.5L/152 2.4L/144

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

177 @ 6000 176 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection MPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 27 (Est)

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

30 20 (Est)

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 23 (Est)

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.80

Trans Type

1 6

Drivetrain

4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- TBD - -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.39

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 2.64

Trans Order Code

- TBD - NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.04 3.20

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.39

Trans Description Cont.

Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.77

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 4.21

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Escape Hyundai Tucson

Body Style

4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - 0.71

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA MacPherson Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 0.98

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Multi-Link

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Independent

Emissions

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

6.5 - TBD -

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 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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