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2012 Ford Escape
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The 2012 Escape is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 9 trims, ranging from the XLS FWD to the Limited Hybrid 4WD.
Upon introduction, the XLS FWD is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, I4, 171-horsepower engine that achieves 23-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The Limited Hybrid 4WD is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, I4, 177-horsepower, hybrid engine that achieves 30-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. A variable speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. See more... See Less
|Comfort - good for long trips||Lower 2nd seat for more cargo area|
|Gas mileage & versatility||Sticker price tag said mileage was higher for local & highway|
|Overall looks - sporty, yet clean, classy lines.||No trailer hitch option and low towing rating|
|4wd capability - good handling in snow||Lack of dedicated rear seat lighting control|
|Control of road - feel very safe||Visor popping out when being used|
|High off ground, but feel connected||Rear headrests need to be taken out to see out rear window|
|Back up camera is fantastic for parking||Engine - noisy for a 4-cylinder|
|Front heated seats- great in cold weather||A bit sluggish when getting out of first gear|
|Vehicle exterior - good looking vehicle - not to small or too big||Side body moulding not available to prevent dings & dents.|
|Handles well in rough conditions - curves, bumps, etc||No handles to help riders get in the back seat|