2011 Toyota
Tundra CrewMax
vs. 2012 Ford
Escape Limited

2012 Ford Escape Limited

10.0

starting from

$26,995

Reasons to buy the Ford Escape Limited

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Good highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Roof rails
Standard
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Tighter turning radius
36.7 ft
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

8.2

starting from

$30,720

Reasons to buy the Toyota Tundra CrewMax

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Average power
310 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
10.0"
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OK brakes
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Very spacious back seats
65.2 ft3
Luxury Features 7.0 vs 10.0
2012 Ford Escape Limited Winner: Escape Limited
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  • Leather comes standard on the Escape Limited; the Tundra CrewMax only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Escape Limited's power seats; not available on the Tundra CrewMax
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2012 Ford Escape Limited Winner: Escape Limited
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  • Gets 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 15 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $3,725 cheaper (more than 10% less), $26,995 vs $30,720
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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  • Poor protection, 21% to 30% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both can be upgraded to include satellite radio
  • Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system
Overall 8.2 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Toyota
Tundra CrewMax
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Escape Limited's power seats; not available on the Tundra CrewMax
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Escape Limited; the Tundra CrewMax only offers cloth seats

Cost

Toyota
Tundra CrewMax
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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MSRP $30,720 vs $26,995 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 21 mpg The Escape Limited has great city mileage and the Tundra CrewMax is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Road Tests

Toyota
Tundra CrewMax
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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0-60 mph 7.9 seconds vs 10.7 seconds The Tundra CrewMax 's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Escape Limited is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 134 ft vs 147 ft The Tundra CrewMax 's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Escape Limited is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.0 s @ Unknown mph vs 18.1 s @ 81 mph The Tundra CrewMax 's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Escape Limited's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.69 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Toyota
Tundra CrewMax
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 6 vs 5 Both have good airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Tundra CrewMax has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Tundra CrewMax
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 3 stars Poor protection, 21% to 30% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 2 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 4 stars

Performance

Toyota
Tundra CrewMax
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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Horsepower 310 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 171 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Tundra CrewMax is of average power, but the Escape Limited is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.9 lb/hp vs 19.3 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 44.0 ft vs 36.7 ft The Escape Limited can make tight turns, and the Tundra CrewMax is comparable to most other vehicles

Practicality

Toyota
Tundra CrewMax
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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Passengers 6 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 56.9 ft3 vs 66.3 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 65.8 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3 The Tundra CrewMax has roomy front seats, but the Escape Limited is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1550 lb vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Toyota
Tundra CrewMax
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Limited 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Tundra CrewMax Limited vs Sequoia Platinum
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab Tundra CrewMax vs Tundra Double Cab
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Limited 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Tundra CrewMax Limited vs 4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Limited 2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab SVT Raptor Tundra CrewMax Limited vs F150 SuperCrew Cab SVT Raptor
2012 Ford Escape Limited 2011 Ford Edge SE Escape Limited vs Edge SE
2012 Ford Escape Limited 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Escape Limited vs Grand Cherokee Laredo
2012 Ford Escape XLS 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Escape XLS vs Outback 2.5i
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2012 Ford Escape XLT 2011 Nissan Murano SL Escape XLT vs Murano SL

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