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2012 Ford Escape Rebates and Incentives

Prices and Incentives

Dealer Price:
$21,440 - $34,830

Original MSRP:
$20,315 - $32,285

2012 Ford Escape Review
The 2012 Ford Escape is a 4-door, 5-passenger new SUV that has been carried over from 2010. The 2012 Ford Escape is offered in 4 models beginning with the XLS FWD and extending to the XLT 4WD. The 2012 Ford Escape models have a 2.5 liter, I4, 171hp engine. The Ford Escape XLS FWD has a 5-speed manual transmission while the XLT 4WD has a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2012 Ford Escape carries a 36,000/36 month basic warranty and averages over 30 MPG in the city and 31mpg on the highway.

The 2012 Ford Escape XLT 4WD comes with the following standard features: full power accessories, vehicle anti-theft, rear child safety door locks, traction control and stability control, 4-wheel ABS brakes, full-time 4-wheel drive, automatic locking hubs, roadside assistance warranty, battery saver, CD player, MP3 player, radio data display, front fog lights, automatic halogen headlights, perimeter lighting, front air dam, manual air conditioning, temperature gauge, steering wheel mounted controls, compass, tire pressure monitor, cruise control, digital clock, delayed courtesy lighting, leather steering wheel, keyless entry, remote control and release fob, personal safety system, driver power seat, cloth interior, tilt steering column, exterior rails, rear wiper, illuminated vanity mirrors, power/heated exterior mirrors and tinted glass. *All listed features may not come standard on other models.

Some optional upgrades for the 2012 Ford Models include - wheel locks, a DVD entertainment system, a towing prep package, a leather comfort package, a remote start, and a rear spoiler.

The 2012 Ford Escape is a new suv under $25,000 that has a starting price of $21,240.
Warranty Information
Basic: 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Recalls Issued
2012 Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Limited, Limited, XLS, XLT N/A

2012 Ford Escape Models & Prices

2012 Ford Escape XLS
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
FWD 4dr XLS $21,440 $20,315 $331 / Month*

2012 Ford Escape XLT
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
FWD 4dr XLT $24,870 $23,222 $379 / Month*
4WD 4dr XLT $26,620 $24,815 $405 / Month*

2012 Ford Escape Limited
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
FWD 4dr Limited $26,370 $24,587 $401 / Month*
4WD 4dr Limited $28,120 $26,180 $427 / Month*

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
FWD 4dr Hybrid $30,570 $28,409 $463 / Month*
4WD 4dr Hybrid $32,320 $30,002 $489 / Month*

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid Limited
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
FWD 4dr Hybrid Limited $33,080 $30,692 $500 / Month*
4WD 4dr Hybrid Limited $34,830 $32,285 $526 / Month*

2012 Ford Escape Features and Standard Equipment

EXTERIOR Features
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
16" aluminum wheels      
16" bright machined aluminum wheels      
16" unique aluminum wheels        
Auto-lamp headlamps  
Black door handles      
Black pwr exterior mirrors -inc: integrated blind spot mirror    
Body color door handles      
Body color front/rear fascias
Body color grille        
Body color liftgate    
Body color pwr heated exterior mirrors -inc: integrated blind spot mirror      
Chrome grille      
Chrome grille w/lower body color      
Chrome liftgate      
Chrome roof rail inserts      
Fog lamps  
Halogen headlamps        
P235/70R16 all-season BSW tires
P235/70R16 all-season OWL tires        
Privacy glass  
Pwr moonroof w/sunshade        
Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer
Roof rack rails      
Roof rack w/cross bars      
Spare tire, mini space saver
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Wheel nut wrench & jack
INTERIOR Features
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
110V A/C pwr outlet      
2nd row 60/40 split bench seat -inc: tip-fold-flat latch
2nd row coat hook
All-position head restraints
Ambient lighting      
Black center stack
Cargo cover      
Chrome shift knob    
Cloth front bucket seats -inc: 2-way manual driver seat        
Day/night rear-view mirror        
Driver & front passenger side map pockets  
Dual-zone electronic automatic temp control (DEATC)      
Electrochromic rearview mirror -inc: compass        
Electrochromic rearview mirror -inc: compass, microphone    
Floor console -inc: storage bin, removable interior bin, (4) cup holders
Front/rear floor mats  
Ice blue illuminated gauge cluster
Illuminated entry
Instrument cluster -inc: message center        
Instrument cluster -inc: message center, compass, outside temp display  
Leather heated front bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat      
Leather heated front bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, lumbar support      
Leather-wrapped color keyed tilt steering wheel w/speed controls & audio controls        
Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/speed controls & audio controls    
Lighting -inc: center dome lamp, map lights, rear cargo area light
Manual air conditioning    
Overhead console  
Premium eco-friendly cloth front bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat      
Pwr locks
Pwr points -inc: (1) 1st row, (1) 2nd row
Pwr windows w/1-touch driver down
Rear window defroster
Remote keyless entry
SecuriCode keyless entry keypad  
SecuriLock passive anti-theft system (PATS)
Sunvisors w/dual illuminated mirrors  
Sunvisors w/dual mirrors        
Tilt steering wheel w/speed controls        
Universal garage door opener        
Wet trunk bin        
MECHANICAL Features
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
2.5L 4V I4 Atkinson Cycle hybrid engine      
2.5L I4 Duratec engine    
4-wheel drive  
5-speed manual transmission w/OD (REQ: 100A Equipment Group)        
6-speed automatic transmission w/OD      
Battery saver feature
Electric pwr assisted steering (EPAS)
Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission      
Front disc/rear drum brakes
Front wheel drive
Regenerative braking system      
SAFETY Features
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
4-wheel anti-lock brakes
AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)
All-position 3-point seat belts
Child safety rear door locks
Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags -inc: front passenger occupancy sensor
MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute
Personal Safety System
Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers
Rearview camera        
Reverse sensing system        
Safety Canopy -inc: rollover sensor
Side airbags
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
ENTERTAINMENT Features
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3 playback, audio input jack, speed sensitive volume, (4) speakers    
AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3 playback, audio input jack, speed sensitive volume, (6) speakers      
SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 6-month subscription *N/A in AK or HI*  
SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 Assist, vehicle health reports, traffic reports, GPS turn by turn directions, information services *Traffic reports, GPS turn by turn navigation & information services subject to late availability*    

2012 Ford Escape Options and Addition Equipment

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT Options
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
17" CHROME CLAD ALUMINUM WHEELS -inc: P225/65R17 all-season BSW tires        
17" CHROME CLAD ALUMINUM WHEELS -inc: P225/65R17 all-season BSW tires (N/A w/47E Sport Appearance Pkg)        
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST        
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST (REQ: 302A Equipment Group)        
CARGO AREA PROTECTOR
CARGO PKG -inc: cargo area cover, roof rack, cross bars, wet trunk bin (REQ: 202A or 203A Equipment Group)        
CARPETED FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS        
CLASS II TRAILER TOW PKG (REQ: 99G Engine)      
DUAL HEADREST DVD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM  
FRONT/REAR ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS    
INTEGRATED SIDE STEP BARS    
INTEGRATED SIDE STEP BARS (N/A w/47E Sport Appearance Pkg)        
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
POWERCODE REMOTE START SYSTEM  
POWERCODE REMOTE START SYSTEM (N/A w/100A Equipment Group)        
PREMIUM AM/FM STEREO W/CD PLAYER -inc: MP3 playback, (7) speakers        
PRICED DORA
PWR MOONROOF W/SUNSHADE        
ROOF RACK W/CROSS BARS        
SPORT APPEARANCE PKG -inc: high gloss black grille w/lower applique, blacked-out headlamps, 17" x 7" premium black wheels w/machined perimeter rings, P225/65R17 all-season BSW tires, gloss black heated exterior mirrors, gloss black liftgate spoiler, body color door handles, body color rocker moldings, black interior finish appliques, chrome interior door handles, chrome air vent rings, chrome shifter knob insert, vinyl door trim panels (REQ: W9 Charcoal Black, Premium Cloth Bucket Seats or 59 Charcoal Black, Leather Bucket Seats) (REQ: FL, UA, UJ, UN or UX Paint)        
SYNC EQUIPMENT GROUP -inc: electrochromic rearview mirror w/microphone, steering wheel audio controls (N/A w/100A Equipment Group) (REQ: 67B SYNC)        
SYNC VOICE-ACTIVATED COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 Assist, vehicle health reports, traffic reports, GPS turn by turn directions, information services (N/A w/100A Equipment Group) (REQ: 85K SYNC equipment group) *Traffic reports, GPS turn by turn navigation & information services subject to late availability*        
SYNC VOICE-ACTIVATED COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 Assist, vehicle health reports, traffic reports, GPS turn by turn directions, information services *Traffic reports, GPS turn by turn navigation & information services subject to late availability*        
VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM (N/A w/94R PowerCode Remote Start)
VOICE-ACTIVATED NAVIGATION SYSTEM W/INTEGRATED SIRIUS TRAVEL LINK -inc: touch screen in-dash monitor, premium AM/FM stereo w/HD Radio capability, CD/DVD player, MP3 playback, (7) speakers w/subwoofer, 40GB hard drive (10GB music jukebox/picture storage, 30GB navigation), 6-month subscription (N/A w/300A Equipment Group) *N/A in AK or HI*        
VOICE-ACTIVATED NAVIGATION SYSTEM W/INTEGRATED SIRIUS TRAVEL LINK -inc: touch screen in-dash monitor, premium AM/FM stereo w/HD Radio capability, CD/DVD player, MP3 playback, (7) speakers w/subwoofer, 40GB hard drive (10GB music jukebox/picture storage, 30GB navigation), 6-month subscription *N/A in AK or HI*      
EMISSIONS Options
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
50 STATE EMISSIONS  
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS *Required on units for CA, CT, MA, ME, MD, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT and WA registration. Optional for Cross-Border States*    
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED *For units shipped or sold to California Emission States dealers for registration out of state* (REQ: Standard Emissions) *In Maine, Vermont & Rhode Island dealers cannot order vehicles for customers in non-California Emission State locations (except Public Service/Emergency Vehicles)*    
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXCEPTION *Only available on units sold to authorized government units & privately-owned ambulance companies* (REQ: 423 Emissions)    
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION *Required on all units ordered by dealers for California Emissions States registration when vehicle is being delivered to a non-California Emissions/non-Cross-Border States location* (REQ: 422 Emissions)    
STANDARD EMISSIONS    
ENGINE Options
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
2.5L 4V I4 ATKINSON CYCLE HYBRID ENGINE (STD)      
2.5L I4 DURATEC ENGINE (STD)    
3.0L V6 FLEX FUEL ENGINE (REQ: 425 50 State Emissions)      
PAINT Options
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
BLACK
BLUE FLAME METALLIC      
GOLD LEAF METALLIC    
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
LIME SQUEEZE METALLIC  
STEEL BLUE METALLIC
STERLING GREY METALLIC    
TOREADOR RED METALLIC    
WHITE SUEDE
PAINT SCHEME Options
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
STANDARD PAINT
SEAT TRIM Options
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
CAMEL, LEATHER BUCKET SEATS        
CAMEL, LEATHER BUCKET SEATS (REQ: 203A Equipment Group)        
CAMEL, PREMIUM ECO-FRIENDLY CLOTH BUCKET SEATS        
CHARCOAL BLACK, LEATHER BUCKET SEATS        
CHARCOAL BLACK, LEATHER BUCKET SEATS (REQ: 203A Equipment Group)        
CHARCOAL BLACK, PREMIUM ECO-FRIENDLY CLOTH BUCKET SEATS        
STONE, CLOTH BUCKET SEATS        
STONE, LEATHER BUCKET SEATS        
STONE, LEATHER BUCKET SEATS (REQ: 203A Equipment Group)        
STONE, PREMIUM ECO-FRIENDLY CLOTH BUCKET SEATS      
SERIES ORDER CODE Options
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
100A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE -inc: base vehicle        
101A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE -inc: 6-speed auto trans        
102A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE -inc: 6-speed auto trans, cargo area cover, roof rails w/cross bars, wet trunk bin        
200A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE -inc: base vehicle        
201A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE -inc: SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system, Bluetooth capability, steering wheel controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 Assist, vehicle health reports, traffic reports, GPS turn by turn directions, information services, moonroof w/sunshade *Traffic reports, GPS turn by turn navigation & information services subject to late availability* *GROSS*        
202A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE -inc: cargo area cover, roof rack w/cross bars, wet trunk bin, SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system, Bluetooth capability, steering wheel controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 Assist, vehicle health reports, traffic reports, GPS turn by turn directions, information services, moonroof w/sunshade *Traffic reports, GPS turn by turn navigation & information services subject to late availability* *GROSS*        
203A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE -inc: cargo area cover, roof rack w/cross bars, wet trunk bin, ambient lighting, leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system, Bluetooth capability, steering wheel controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 Assist, vehicle health reports, traffic reports, GPS turn by turn directions, information services, moonroof w/sunshade *Traffic reports, GPS turn by turn navigation & information services subject to late availability* *GROSS*        
300A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE -inc: base vehicle        
301A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE -inc: moonroof w/sunshade, premium sound system, CD/MP3 player, (7) speakers *GROSS*        
302A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE -inc: dual-zone electronic auto temp control (DEATC), reverse sensing system, rearview camera, universal garage door opener, moonroof w/sunshade, premium sound system, CD/MP3 player, (7) speakers *GROSS*        
500A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE -inc: base vehicle        
501A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE -inc: base vehicle        
EQUIPMENT GROUP DISCOUNT (N/A w/200A Equipment Group) *DISCOUNT*        
EQUIPMENT GROUP DISCOUNT (N/A w/300A Equipment Group) *DISCOUNT*        
TIRES Options
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
P225/65R17 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES (REQ: 47E Sport Pkg or 647 Wheels)        
P225/65R17 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES (REQ: 647 Wheels)        
P235/70R16 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES (STD)
P235/70R16 ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES (STD)        
TRANSMISSION Options
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION W/OD (STD) (REQ: 100A Equipment Group)        
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD (N/A w/100A Equipment Group)        
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD (STD)      
ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (STD)      

2012 Ford Escape Technical Specifications

Brakes
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.5 11.9 x 0.5 11.9 x 0.35 11.9 x 0.35 11.9 x 0.35
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Cargo Area Dimensions
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.7 40.7 40.7 40.7 40.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 67.2 67.2 67.2 66.4 66.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.4 31.4 31.4 30.9 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
Engine
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/152 2.5L/152 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 171 @ 6000 171 @ 6000 171 @ 6000 177 @ 6000 177 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4500 171 @ 4500 171 @ 4500 136 @ 5500 136 @ 5500
Exterior Dimensions
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 67.9 67.9 67.7 67.7
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 174.7 174.7 174.7 174.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.3 8.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.1 103.1 103.1 103.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 71.1 71.1 71.1 71.1
Fuel Tank
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 16.5 16.5 15.1 15.1
Steering
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 36.7 36.7 36.7 36.7
Suspension
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link Multi-link Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Tires
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/70R16 P235/70R16 P235/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/70R16 P235/70R16 P235/70R16 P235/70R16
Transmission
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Ratio
Trans Type 5 6 6 1 1
Vehicle
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.4 40.4 40.4 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.6 41.6 41.6 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.6 56.6 56.6 56.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.5 99.5 99.5 99.5 99.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2 39.2 39.2 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.6 35.6 35.6 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9 55.9 55.9 55.9
Weight Information
XLS XLT Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3268 3332 3332 3663 3823

2012 Ford Escape Safety Features

Safety Features
4-wheel anti-lock brakes
AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)
All-position 3-point seat belts
Child safety rear door locks
Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags -inc: front passenger occupancy sensor
MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute
Personal Safety System
Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers
Rearview camera
Reverse sensing system
Safety Canopy -inc: rollover sensor
Side airbags
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
News Reports & Reviews
NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS N/A