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Compare 2012 Honda CR-V vs 2012 Ford Escape

2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Ford Escape
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,098
$30,002
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,595
$32,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$410 / month
$539 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs. 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.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 99.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.4
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 67.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.2 30.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
51.0 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.9 66.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.0 40.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.35
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T53
Front Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA T53
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3365 3663
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4400 136 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
NA 993
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 7000 177 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 30
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 NA
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.04
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Ford Escape
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 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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