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2010 Ford Escape 2010 Subaru Forester 2010 Chevrolet Equinox
     
FWD 4dr XLS
  • FWD 4dr XLS
  • 4WD 4dr XLS
  • FWD 4dr XLT
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual PZEV
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Automatic PZEV
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Limited
  • 2.5X Limited PZEV
  • 2.5XT with Premium Package
  • 2.5XT Limited
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT w/1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LT w/1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT w/2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT w/2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ

Prices

MSRP $21,020 $20,295 $22,615
Invoice $19,904 $19,214 $21,484
Avg. Paid $10,872 $15,263 $12,805

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.4 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.5 9.2
Performance 7.4 8.4 7.8
Interior 7.6 8.0 9.0
Operating Cost 8.1 7.8 8.1
Safety 8.8 9.4 9.4
Reliability 2.0 4.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Roomy interior
  • Nice technology features
  • Strong safety ratings
  • Generous cargo space
  • Comfortable, spacious interior
  • Easy to drive
  • Excellent safety ratings
  • Thrifty four-cylinder engine
  • Good driving dynamics
  • Versatile interior
  • Excellent safety ratings
Cons
  • Ride lacks refinement of rivals
  • Interior lack refinement of some competitors
  • Cargo space trails some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150 Gas I4 ECOTEC 2.4/146.5
MPG 22 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.1 103 112.5
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 179.5 187.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 70.1 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 65.9 66.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Optional
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3268 3250 3761

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.5 107.6 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 41.6 40.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 43.1 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.1 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.9 51.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 40.4 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 38.0 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.6 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 52.7 51.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 67.2 68.3 63.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 31.4 33.5 31.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4 ECOTEC
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/150 2.4/146.5
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 171 @ 6000 170 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 171 @ 4500 170 @ 4400 172 @ 4900
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 36.7 34.4 40.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 16.9 18.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson-type Independent Strut-type
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double wishbone Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard