Compare 2012 Ford Escape vs 2012 Mazda CX-7

2012 Ford Escape
2012 Mazda CX-7
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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 i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door i SV 20 27 $21,555 $22,190
FWD 4-Door i Sport 20 27 $22,337 $22,995
FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 24 $25,300 $26,455
FWD 4-Door i Touring 20 27 $25,826 $26,590
AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 21 $26,923 $28,155
FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 24 $30,443 $31,840
AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 17 21 $32,066 $33,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,315
$21,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,440
$22,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
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 If you'd rather not be seen in a minivan and think most crossovers are a snooze to drive, the 2012 Mazda CX-7 is a great alternative.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 101.7
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 58.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 64.8
Liftover Height (in)
29.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 184.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 29.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 58.6
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.9 X 0.7
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 0.5 11.7 X 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3268 3496
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 161 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 161 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 1.92
Trans Order Code
443 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.5 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.28
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.40
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Mazda CX-7
Suspension
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 - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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