Compare 2012 Ford Flex vs 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2012 Ford Flex
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Flex 4-Door Titanium FWD 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
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4WD 4-Door HSE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door HSE 13 18 $54,641 $60,045
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door HSE GT Limited Edition 13 18 $54,641 $60,045
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door HSE LUX 13 18 $54,641 $60,045
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door HSE Limited Edition 13 18 $54,641 $60,045
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door SC 12 17 $68,473 $75,245
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door SC Automaticbiography 12 17 $68,473 $75,245

Pricing

Invoice Price

$35,039
$54,641

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$37,615
$60,045

Monthly Payment Estimate

$627 / month
$1001 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

9.2
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features. An impressive performer both on and off-road, the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has the broadest reach of any luxury SUV we know.

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Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 13 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 18 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

50.8 -

Second Leg Room (in)

44.3 37.6

Front Head Room (in)

41.8 38.5

Passenger Volume (ft³)

155.8 - TBD -

Second Hip Room (in)

55.0 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.4 58.7

Third Leg Room (in)

33.3 -

Second Head Room (in)

40.5 38.4

Passenger Capacity

7 5

Third Hip Room (in)

41.1 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.1 57.6

Front Leg Room (in)

40.8 42.4

Third Head Room (in)

38.7 -

Front Hip Room (in)

55.5 - TBD -

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.4 63.5

Wheelbase (in)

117.9 113.3

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

75.9 76.1

Track Width, Front (in)

65.4 63.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 6.8

Length, Overall (in)

201.8 188.3

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

68.0 71.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - 39.0

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

43.2 33.8

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - 48.0

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 37.1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - 69.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

83.2 71.0

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

20.0 NA

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - 44.1

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.8 x - TBD - 14.2 x - TBD -

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.0 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.6 23.3

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - 39.0

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

17.0 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.7 37.8

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 3.1

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/55R19 P255/55R19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/55R19 P255/55R19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 1157

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 7716

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4643 5540

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Aluminum

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 x - TBD - 19 x 8.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 19 x 5.5

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 x - TBD - 19 x 8.0

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

248 @ 4500 375 @ 3500

Engine Order Code

99C NA

Displacement

3.5L/213 5.0L/305

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

262 @ 6250 375 @ 6500

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V8

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 13

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 15

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.52

Trans Type

6 6

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.00 1.00

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.87

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 3.40

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 2.34

Trans Order Code

44J NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.39 3.54

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.14

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/CommandShift

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - 2.93

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 0.69

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 4.17

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Flex Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Body Style

4 Door Sport Utility

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.9 NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - N/A

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.3 NA

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - N/A

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut

Emissions

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

10.4 12.2

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 (2011) 1

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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