Compare 2013 Ford Escape vs 2013 Subaru Forester vs 2013 Toyota RAV4

2013 Ford Escape
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2013 Subaru Forester
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2013 Toyota RAV4
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
Escape 4WD 4-Door SEL 22 30 $27,901 $29,920
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 21 28 $29,953 $32,120
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,178 $22,470
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 33 $23,378 $25,070
Escape FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,321 $30,370
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring PZEV 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,591 $27,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
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AWD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,095 $24,700
RAV4 AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $26,563 $28,410
RAV4 AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,021 $25,690
RAV4 FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $21,786 $23,300
RAV4 FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $25,254 $27,010
RAV4 FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $22,712 $24,290
RAV4 EV FWD 4-Door N/A N/A $47,808 $49,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,010
$21,256
$23,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,820
$22,495
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$375 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance. The rugged 2013 Subaru Forester handles well and copes confidently with any weather and road surface--and the XT turbo models are sporty--but its economy-car interior and sluggish automatic remain drawbacks. The 2013 Toyota RAV4 excels at mass-market talents like gas mileage and interior room--but for turbocharged fun in a crossover, you'll have to look elsewhere.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.800 38.000 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.900 41.600 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.400 52.700 48.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.000 56.100 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.000 40.400 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.300 55.600 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.400 43.100 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.100 107.600 101.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.800 52.900 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.500 60.200 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.900 8.700 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.100 179.500 179.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.600 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.300 65.900 65.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.400 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.600 60.200 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.900 103.000 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.600 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.400 70.100 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.900 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.800 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.100 68.300 73.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.200 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.500 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.300 33.500 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.700 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.300 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.100 16.900 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.500 16.500 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.000 34.400 34.7
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.200 2.83
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/65HR16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/70D17 165/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/65HR16 P225/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 360 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2400 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3698 3300 3550
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.900 - TBD - 1.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Order Code
99X NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5700 170 @ 5800 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 174 @ 4100 172 @ 4000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27 29 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21 22 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23 25 (Est)
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912 1.000 1.42
Trans Type
6 4 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 - - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.943 2.272 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964 1.545 1.90
Trans Order Code
446 NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.510 4.444 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446 0.694 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746 NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584 2.785 3.30
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Subaru Forester Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Trailing Arm Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 8.0 7.8 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6 5 (2012)
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
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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