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2012 Kia Sportage 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 2013 Ford Escape
     
2WD 4dr EX
  • 2WD 4dr LX
  • AWD 4dr LX
  • 2WD 4dr EX
  • AWD 4dr EX
  • 2WD 4dr SX
  • AWD 4dr SX
FWD LS
  • FWD LS
  • FWD 1LT
  • AWD LS
  • AWD 1LT
  • FWD 2LT
  • AWD 2LT
  • AWD 2LT
  • FWD LTZ
  • AWD LTZ
FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • 4WD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SEL
  • 4WD 4dr SEL
  • FWD 4dr Titanium
  • 4WD 4dr Titanium

Prices

MSRP $23,900 $23,530 $22,470
Invoice $22,440 $22,354 $21,178
Avg. Paid $18,280 $16,162 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.2 7.7
Critics' Rating 8.6 9.2 8.0
Performance 7.6 7.5 8.0
Interior 7.3 8.7 7.1
Safety 9.7 9.3 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.0 2.5
Operating Cost 8.1 8.0 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Energetic available turbocharged engine
  • Well-equipped, stylish cabin
  • Good safety score
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Spacious, versatile sliding rear seat
  • Powerful V6 engine option
  • Small-car handling
  • Good fuel economy, even with four-wheel drive
  • Strong safety score
Cons
  • Overly firm ride
  • Uninspired driving dynamics
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Confusing MyFord Touch infotainment system
  • Fickle motion-activated liftgate 

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas/Ethanol I4 2.4/147 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 21 City / 30 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 112.5 105.900
Length, Overall (in) 174.8 187.8 178.100
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 72.5 72.400
Height, Overall (in) 64.4 66.3 66.300

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3186 3777 3598

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard 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 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 Optional
Heated Mirrors 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.) 100.0 99.7 98.100
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.9 39.900
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.2 40.400
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.8 56.000
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.6 54.800
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.2 39.000
Second Leg Room (in) 37.9 39.9 36.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 55.3 55.300
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 51.1 52.400
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 54.6 63.7 68.100
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 26.1 31.5 34.300
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 Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

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 Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger 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 Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4/147 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 176 @ 6000 182 @ 6700 168 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 168 @ 4000 172 @ 4900 170 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 34.7 40.0 37.000

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 32 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 18.8 15.100

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi link Semi-Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard