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2012 Ford Escape Sport Utility Crossover

Price Range: $21,440 - $34,830 | 20 MPG City - 27 MPG Highway

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2012 Ford Escape Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Ford Escape Sport Utility Crossover

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.

What's new for 2012?

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

Model Strengths

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

Model Review

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.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Ford Escape Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr XLS

Engine

Engine Type 2.5L Gas I4
Horsepower 171 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 171 @ 4500 RPM
Optional Engines 4-Cylinder Engine, Gasoline Fuel

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 16.5 gal
Fuel Economy 23 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 462 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Wheels

Rims 16 x 7 in.
Tires P235/70R16
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 40.4 in. / 41.6 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.2 in. / 35.6 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 103.1 in.
Curb Weight 3268 lb.
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2012 Ford Escape Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr XLS

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional
Front Bucket Seats Optional
Privacy Glass Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Running Boards Optional

Entertainment

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