2012 Ford Escape  -  $22,265


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,265
Base Invoice: $21,140
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr XLS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 23 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: FWD 4dr XLS
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD (REQ: 100A Equipment Group)
Engine: 2.5L I4 Duratec engine

Pros

Smooth ride and handling; fuel efficiency across the lineup; competitive pricing; hybrid available; an eco-friendly vehicle inside and out


Model Highlights

The Ford Escape is available in three trims: the base XLS, the workhorse XLT and the luxurious Limited, as well as the Hybrid and Hybrid Limited.

The base engine is 2.5L Duratec 4-cylinder that makes 171 hp and 171 lb-feet of torque. Also available is a 3.0L Duratec V6 engine, producing 240 hp at 6,550 rpm and 223 lb-feet of torque. All models, including the Hybrid, offer a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard with the 4-cylinder engine. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all V6 engines and available with the 4-cylinder.

The Escape Hybrid powertrain includes a 2.5L Duratec gasoline 4-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine. It delivers 153 hp and 136 lb-feet of torque. It is coupled with an electric motor that delivers 94 horsepower at 5000 rpm. The powertrain also incorporates electronic throttle control, which replaces the manual linkage between accelerator and throttle with a control unit that calculates the optimal throttle position from a number of sensors. The hybrid is available with front wheel drive, 4-wheel drive and in XLS, XLT or Limited trim.

Standard safety features include front side-impact airbags, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, Ford's Safety Canopy (a side curtain air bag technology), SecuriCode keyless entry and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The base XLS comes with a minimal amount of standard comfort features, to include keyless entry and power doors, mirrors and windows. Numerous options and packages are available. Major options on the Escape include larger 17-inch wheels, a 320-watt audiophile sound system, Sirius satellite radio, a DVD-based navigation system, leather-trimmed power seats, a power moonroof, a roof rack, ambient lighting, steering wheel audio controls, auxiliary audio input jack and a 110-volt AC power outlet (Hybrid models only).

Other options include Active Park Assist, with sensors on the front and rear of the vehicle and SYNC, which delivers up-to-date traffic, directions and information.

MyKey, a programmable vehicle key exclusive to Ford, is available on all trims. It allows parents to program the vehicle so that when a minor is driving, top speeds are limited to 80 mph, an alarm rings at speeds of 45, 55 or 65 mph, the audio system goes mute until the safety belt is buckled and volume can be limited to 44% of maximum volume. It can also activate a persistent Belt-Minder chime and a traction control system that limits tire spin and cannot be deactivated.

Limited and Hybrid Limited trims come equipped with an abundance of luxury and convenience features. Highlights on the Limited include leather upholstery, upgraded sound system, chrome trim and inside bezels, fog lamps and bright machined-aluminum wheels. The Hybrid includes dual-zone automatic climate control, eco-friendly fabric, fog lamps and unique alloy wheels.


Model News

Pending a complete redesign due in 2013, the Escape returns for 2012 with few changes.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Ford Escape is one of the most affordable and economical small SUVs, and its car-like ride and handling, along with good maneuverability, make it a solid choice for urban drivers. The Escape is a Top Safety Pick award winner from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and has received a 5-star government rating in all crash tests.

At the same time, the Hybrid model is one of the lowest-priced hybrids and offers a practical way to "go green." The 2012 Escape Hybrid offers a fuel efficiency of 34 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
379.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
462.00 mi

Engine Order Code
997

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/152

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500

Trans Order Code
443

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.5

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37

Clutch Size
8.86 in

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
5.3 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.5 ft³

Front Head Room
40.4 in

Front Leg Room
41.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.6 in

Front Hip Room
53.3 in

Second Head Room
39.2 in

Second Leg Room
35.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Second Hip Room
49.1 in

Wheelbase
103.1 in

Length, Overall
174.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.1 in

Height, Overall
67.9 in

Track Width, Front
60.7 in

Track Width, Rear
60.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.4 in

Rear Door Opening Height
33.5 in

Rear Door Opening Width
43.2 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
66.7 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
35.0 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
40.7 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
37.9 in

Liftover Height
29.6 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
67.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
31.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3268 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
225 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
225 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Front Tire Order Code
T53

Rear Tire Order Code
T53

Front Tire Size
P235/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
40.1 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x 0.5 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
10.0 x 1.65 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.5 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
23.7%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.5L I4 Duratec engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD (REQ: 100A Equipment Group)

Front wheel drive

Battery saver feature

Electric pwr assisted steering (EPAS)

Front disc/rear drum brakes

P235/70R16 all-season BSW tires

16" aluminum wheels

Spare tire, mini space saver

Wheel nut wrench & jack

Body color front/rear fascias

Chrome grille w/lower body color

Halogen headlamps

Black pwr exterior mirrors -inc: integrated blind spot mirror

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer

Black door handles

Body color liftgate

AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3 playback, audio input jack, speed sensitive volume, (4) speakers

Cloth front bucket seats -inc: 2-way manual driver seat

2nd row 60/40 split bench seat -inc: tip-fold-flat latch

All-position head restraints

Black center stack

Floor console -inc: storage bin, removable interior bin, (4) cup holders

Tilt steering wheel w/speed controls

Instrument cluster -inc: message center

Ice blue illuminated gauge cluster

Pwr windows w/1-touch driver down

Pwr locks

Remote keyless entry

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system (PATS)

Manual air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Pwr points -inc: (1) 1st row, (1) 2nd row

Day/night rear-view mirror

Sunvisors w/dual mirrors

Lighting -inc: center dome lamp, map lights, rear cargo area light

Illuminated entry

2nd row coat hook

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)

Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags -inc: front passenger occupancy sensor

Side airbags

Safety Canopy -inc: rollover sensor

Personal Safety System

All-position 3-point seat belts

MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute

Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXCEPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
2.5L I4 DURATEC ENGINE
$0

 
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
100A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$0

 
101A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$1,230

 
102A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$1,625

 
P235/70R16 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
TOREADOR RED METALLIC
$0

 
LIME SQUEEZE METALLIC
$0

 
BLUE FLAME METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
STERLING GREY METALLIC
$0

 
STEEL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
GOLD LEAF METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE SUEDE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
STONE, CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
SYNC VOICE-ACTIVATED COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$395

 
SYNC EQUIPMENT GROUP
$145

 
CARPETED FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$55

 
FRONT/REAR ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$75

 
POWERCODE REMOTE START SYSTEM
$395

 
VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM
$350

 
CARGO AREA PROTECTOR
$90

 
PRICED DORA
$0


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