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Compare 2012 Ford Escape vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA5

2012 Ford Escape
2012 Mazda MAZDA5
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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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4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $22,975 $24,025
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Sport 21 28 $19,726 $20,625
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Touring 21 28 $20,682 $21,625
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Manual Sport 21 28 $18,771 $19,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,002
$22,975
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,320
$24,025
Monthly Payment Estimate
$539 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
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 nimble and fuel-efficient 2012 Mazda5 appeals to parents who don’t mind being seen in a minivan but don’t want to feel like they’re driving one.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 97.7
Third Leg Room (in)
- 30.5
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 180.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 63.6
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 68.9
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 5.6
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 27.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 11.9 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 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P205/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3663 3457
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 6000 157 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 5500 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
993 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.29
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.93
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.62
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Mazda Mazda5
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA E-type Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.8
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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