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2013 Ford Escape 2013 Mazda CX-5 2012 Toyota RAV4
     
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
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)

Prices

MSRP $22,470 $20,995 $22,650
Invoice $21,178 $20,396 $21,178
Avg. Paid N/A N/A $18,635

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.6 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.5 9.0
Performance 8.0 8.4 8.1
Interior 7.1 7.8 7.4
Safety 9.3 9.3 8.9
Reliability 2.5 2.5 4.0
Operating Cost N/A N/A 8.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • 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
  • Great reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Lively available V6 engine
  • Available third row
Cons
  • Confusing MyFord Touch infotainment system
  • Fickle motion-activated liftgate 
  • Tight second row
  • Slightly underpowered engine
  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Awkward cargo door

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 22 City / 31 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.900 106.300 104.7
Length, Overall (in) 178.100 179.300 181.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 72.400 71.5
Height, Overall (in) 66.300 67.300 66.3

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 Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3598 3208 3360

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 Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard 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 Optional
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 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.) 98.100 103.800 108.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.900 40.100 40.8
Front Leg Room (in) 40.400 41.000 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.000 57.500 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 54.800 55.200 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 39.000 39.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.800 39.300 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.300 55.500 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.400 53.700 52.4
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 68.100 65.400 73.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 34.300 34.100 36.4
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
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional
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 Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors 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 I4
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.0L/122 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 168 @ 6000 155 @ 6000 179 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 4500 150 @ 4000 172 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.000 36.700 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.100 14.8 15.9

Suspension

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

Transmission

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