2012 Ford Escape XLT

2012 Ford Escape

$22-35k mid-size SUV, designed & built in U.S.A. 20-34 city / 26-31 hwy 350-513 mile range, gas or hybrid engine
171 to 177 hp 152 cu. in. 4-cylinder 3 stars ABS, child door locks

Meet the Family

We're showing the XLT, the most popular version of the Escape. The lineup also includes:

Pros

The Escape XLT vs other Recent mid-size SUVs

Ground clearance Good ground clearance for rough terrain Help
8.4"
In-city gas mileage Good city fuel efficiency Help
21 mpg
Highway driving range Good range on the highway Help
490 miles
power seats Power seats Help
Standard
Number of gears More gears Help
6
premium radio Premium radio Help
Optional
Highway gas mileage Good highway fuel efficiency Help
28 mpg
City driving range Good range in the city Help
368 miles
MSRP Very inexpensive Help
$25,495
roof rails Roof rails Help
Standard
entertainment system Entertainment system Help
Optional

Cons

The Escape XLT vs other Recent mid-size SUVs

Horsepower Somewhat underpowered Help
171 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Braking distance at 60mph Really lengthy braking distance from 60mph Help
147 ft
Drivetrain type Worse drivetrain traction Help
two-wheel drive
Front passenger crash test Less safe for the front passenger in head-on collisions Help
3 stars
Power-to-weight ratio Less sporty performance Help
19.3 lb/hp
Rear passenger crash test Less safe for passengers in the rear in side collisions Help
3 stars
basic warranty miles Shorter basic warranty Help
36,000 mile
moon roof Moon roof Help
Not Available
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Not Available
1/4 mile Pokey 1/4 mile time Help
18.1 s s @ 81.0 mph mph
Transmission Has an automatic transmission Help
0-60 mph Sluggish 0-60 time Help
10.7 seconds
Driver side crash test Less safe for the driver in side collisions Help
4 stars
Front driver crash test Less safe for the driver in head-on collisions Help
2 stars
Passengers Below average number of seats Help
5
Rear brakes Worse brakes Help
Drum
Rollover resistance Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change Help
3 stars
basic warranty years Shorter-lasting basic warranty Help
3 year
navigation system Navigation system Help
Not Available
power mirrors Power mirrors Help
Not Available
CD changer CD changer Help
Not Available

Other Trims

This model comes with two-wheel drive, but the Escape XLT is also available with four-wheel drive.

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