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2013 Ford Escape 2012 Toyota RAV4 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
     
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 I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
FWD LS
  • FWD LS
  • FWD 1LT
  • AWD LS
  • AWD 1LT
  • FWD 2LT
  • AWD 2LT
  • FWD LTZ
  • AWD LTZ

Prices

MSRP $22,470 $22,650 $24,225
Invoice $21,178 $21,178 $23,014
Avg. Paid N/A $18,635 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.4 7.8
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.0 8.0
Performance 8.0 8.1 7.2
Interior 7.1 7.4 8.0
Safety 9.3 8.9 9.3
Reliability 2.5 4.0 3.0
Operating Cost N/A 8.0 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Small-car handling
  • Good fuel economy, even with four-wheel drive
  • Strong safety score
  • Great reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Lively available V6 engine
  • Available third row
  • Comfortable, composed handling
  • Good fuel economy with four-cylinder engine
  • Versatile interior
  • Good safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Confusing MyFord Touch infotainment system
  • Fickle motion-activated liftgate 
  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Awkward cargo door
  • Less cargo space than some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas/Ethanol I4 2.4/145
MPG 22 City / 31 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.900 104.7 112.50
Length, Overall (in) 178.100 181.9 187.80
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 71.5 72.50
Height, Overall (in) 66.300 66.3 66.30

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3598 3360 3777

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 Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard 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 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.) 98.100 108.2 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.900 40.8 40.90
Front Leg Room (in) 40.400 41.8 41.20
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.000 57.1 55.80
Front Hip Room (in) 54.800 53.8 54.60
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 39.7 39.20
Second Leg Room (in) 36.800 38.3 39.90
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.300 55.3 55.30
Second Hip Room (in) 52.400 52.4 51.10
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 68.100 73.0 63.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 34.300 36.4 31.5
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 Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional
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 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 Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/152 2.4/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 168 @ 6000 179 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 4500 172 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 37.000 34.8 40.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.100 15.9 18.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-Trailing Arm Double-wishbone Multi link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil spring

Transmission

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