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2021 Ford Escape S AWD
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2021 Ford Escape
S AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,999
2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$6,190
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Ford Escape
S AWD
No Expert Reviews
2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
Eric Tallberg Review:

In value and basic hauling needs, the 2012 Dodge Caliber lineup is sur...

The Good: A practical and feature-rich cabin, standard cooled beverage compartme...

The Bad: Lazy acceleration, a noisy and inefficient continuously variable trans...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Ford Escape
S AWD
No User Reviews
2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
15
Guru99G4GX writes:
7/10
Family Car Ranked 2008 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0L Sedan AWD worse.
"it has amazing handling"
Would Buy Ranked 2008 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0L Sedan AWD better.
"it has awesome top speed and acceleration"
Dante writes:
Great. Needs more power.
10
Doug writes:
My 5-speed manual was a pleasant surprise to me from the moment I gave it a test drive. My only persistent dis...
Power Ranked 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4WD worse.
"Caliber felt like a lighter vehicle that was easier for the small 4-cylinder engine to handle."
Family Car Ranked 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4WD worse.
"Overall, my Caliber was a very honest, very reliable, very economical, and very unpretentious vehicle. It never left me wishing I had FWD under regular driving conditions and, on the few occasions I drove it on unpaved roads or other mild off-road conditions it performed capably. Even though it was the base model it met every need I had for a durable, comfortable, economical daily driver."

Specs

2021 Ford Escape
S AWD
2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.7 gal 13.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
158 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
--
141 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
3 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10.5:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.54 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 3 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 3 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 1 stars
Rollover 5 stars 2 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 41.8 in
Back Legroom 40.7 in 35.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 37.5 cu ft 18.4 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 180.5 in 173.8 in
Width 85.6 in 68.8 in
Height 66.1 in 60.4 in
Wheelbase 106.7 in 103.7 in

Available Options

2021 Ford Escape
S AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Antimatter Blue Metallic
  • Bronze Fire Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Desert Gold Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Velocity Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Wheels: 17" Shadow Silver-Painted Aluminum
2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Redline 2-Coat Pearl
  • Tungsten Metallic

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