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2011 Ford Escape Hybrid 2011 Ford Escape 2011 Chevrolet Equinox
     
4WD 4dr Hybrid
  • 4WD 4dr Hybrid
  • 4WD 4dr Hybrid Limited
FWD 4dr XLS
  • FWD 4dr XLS
  • 4WD 4dr XLS
  • FWD 4dr XLT
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid Limited
FWD 4dr LS
  • FWD 4dr LS
  • FWD 4dr 1LT
  • AWD 4dr LS
  • AWD 4dr 1LT
  • FWD 4dr 2LT
  • AWD 4dr 2LT
  • FWD 4dr LTZ
  • AWD 4dr LTZ

Prices

MSRP $32,320 $21,240 $22,995
Invoice $29,997 $20,126 $21,845
Avg. Paid $18,750 $12,453 $14,826

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 7.7 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.1 9.3
Performance 7.5 7.2 7.9
Interior 7.7 7.6 8.8
Operating Cost 8.5 8.4 8.1
Safety 6.0 7.3 9.3
Reliability 3.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy
  • Spacious interior
  • Drives like gas-only model
  • Great technology features
  • Spacious interior
  • Roomy front and back seats
  • Well-designed interior
  • Excellent fuel economy with four-cylinder engine
  • Solid reliability and safety ratings
Cons
  • Touchy brakes
  • Low safety ratings
  • Somewhat harsh ride
  • Interior not as innovative as newer rivals
  • Low safety scores for the class
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Uninspiring driving experience

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 ECOTEC 2.4/146.5
MPG 30 City / 27 Hwy 23 City / 28 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.1 103.1 112.5
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 174.7 187.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 71.1 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 67.7 67.9 66.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3663 3268 3786

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.5 99.5 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.4 40.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.6 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.6 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.3 51.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.6 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 49.1 51.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.4 67.2 63.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 30.9 31.4 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
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat 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 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/152 2.4/146.5
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 6000 171 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 5500 171 @ 4500 172 @ 4900
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 36.7 36.7 40.0

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.1 17.5 18.8

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard