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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid 2013 Ford Escape 2013 Mazda CX-5
     
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • 4WD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Hybrid Limited
FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • 4WD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SEL
  • 4WD 4dr SEL
  • FWD 4dr Titanium
  • 4WD 4dr Titanium
FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • AWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • FWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $30,570 $22,470 $20,995
Invoice $28,409 $21,178 $20,396
Avg. Paid $18,993 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 7.7 8.6
Critics' Rating 7.7 8.0 9.5
Performance 7.2 8.0 8.4
Interior 7.3 7.1 7.8
Safety 8.1 9.3 9.3
Reliability 3.0 2.5 2.5
Operating Cost 8.4 N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Ample rear-seat legroom
  • Small-car handling
  • Good fuel economy, even with four-wheel drive
  • Strong safety score
  • Well-made cabin
  • Good fuel economy ratings
  • Impressive cargo room for the class
  • Outstanding performance
  • Good safety score
Cons
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Complex rear folding seats
  • Confusing MyFord Touch infotainment system
  • Fickle motion-activated liftgate 
  • Tight second row
  • Slightly underpowered engine

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 34 City / 31 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.1 105.900 106.300
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 178.100 179.300
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 72.400 72.400
Height, Overall (in) 67.7 66.300 67.300

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
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3663 3598 3208

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard 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
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 98.100 103.800
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.900 40.100
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 40.400 41.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.000 57.500
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 54.800 55.200
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.000 39.000
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 36.800 39.300
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.300 55.500
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 52.400 53.700
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.4 68.100 65.400
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 30.9 34.300 34.100
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
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
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard 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 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/152 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 6000 168 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 5500 170 @ 4500 150 @ 4000
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Turning diameter 36.7 37.000 36.700

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.1 15.100 14.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Semi-Trailing Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard