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2012 Nissan Xterra 2013 Ford Escape 2013 Mazda CX-5
     
2WD 4dr Auto X
  • 2WD 4dr Auto X
  • 2WD 4dr Auto S
  • 4WD 4dr Auto X
  • 4WD 4dr Manual S
  • 4WD 4dr Auto S
  • 4WD 4dr Manual Pro-4X
  • 4WD 4dr Auto Pro-4X
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 $25,480 $22,470 $20,995
Invoice $24,147 $21,178 $20,396
Avg. Paid $17,295 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 7.7 8.6
Critics' Rating 7.8 8.0 9.5
Performance 7.6 8.0 8.4
Interior 7.2 7.1 7.8
Safety 8.7 9.3 9.3
Reliability 3.0 2.5 2.5
Operating Cost 7.6 N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great off-road capability
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Simple interior controls
  • 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
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Narrow door openings
  • Confusing MyFord Touch infotainment system
  • Fickle motion-activated liftgate 
  • Tight second row
  • Slightly underpowered engine

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 16 City / 22 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 105.900 106.300
Length, Overall (in) 178.7 178.100 179.300
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.400 72.400
Height, Overall (in) 74.9 66.300 67.300

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4143 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
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm 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
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
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 Standard
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
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.8 98.100 103.800
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.900 40.100
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.400 41.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 56.000 57.500
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 54.800 55.200
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.000 39.000
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 36.800 39.300
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 55.300 55.500
Second Hip Room (in) 46.1 52.400 53.700
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 65.7 68.100 65.400
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 36.3 34.300 34.100
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard 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
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
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 4.0L/241 2.5L/152 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 261 @ 5600 168 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 281 @ 4000 170 @ 4500 150 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Turning diameter 37.7 37.000 36.700

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 31 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 15.100 14.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-leaf Semi-Trailing Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Solid Axle

Transmission

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