Subaru Forester vs Ford Escape

When you're looking for your next midsize SUV, you have to consider your needs. You want something powerful and spacious, but something that also gets a decent fuel economy. The Subaru Forester and the Ford Escape meet these standards, but which one is a better pick for you?

We'll look closely at these two comparable vehicles in this article. We'll focus on engine performance and efficiency, entertainment and convenience technology, and safety features. By reading our vehicle comparison, you'll learn about the differences and similarities between each vehicles. You may even figure out which one of these vehicles is right for you and your trips around the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area.

Subaru Forester vs Ford Escape: Engine Performance & Efficiency

The Subaru Forester and the Ford Escape are both equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Subaru Forester features the BOXER® engine, which is a flat-laying engine that offers a low center of gravity that eliminates waste. The Forester gets up to 170 horsepower while getting an EPA-estimated 26/32 mpg city/highway.

The Ford Escape's abilities max out at 168 horsepower. Although this is only slightly below the power output of the Forester, the difference in fuel economy is much more noticeable with the 21/29 mpg city/highway that the Escape gets.

Entertainment & Convenience Technology

Sitting at the center of dashboard in the Subaru Forester is the STARLINK™ 6.2-inch high-resolution LCD touchscreen display. The Ford Escape features the SYNC® system, which measures 4.2 inches. When it comes to media options, each vehicle features a radio and a CD player with MP3 playback. The Forester features the HD® radio, which provides high-quality listening, particularly with AM stations.

Both of these vehicles are equipped with Bluetooth® technology. This system lets you make hands-free phone calls from the road while keeping your hands on the wheel. You can even use this system to stream audio entertainment from your smartphone.

Safety Features

Both of these midsize SUVs are equipped with advanced front airbags. These airbags will inflate according to the severity of the collision to protect you against airbag-related injuries like whiplash. These vehicles also include seat-mounted side airbags, side-curtain airbags for all rows, and a driver's knee airbag.

The Forester features the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, which offers superior handling and agility while navigating curvy roads or streets with rough terrain. The Escape features front-wheel drive, which is effective but not as precise or secure as the all-wheel drive system in the Subaru Forester.

Test Drive the 2017 Subaru Forester

By reading our vehicle comparison of the 2017 Subaru Forester and the 2017 Ford Escape, you learned about these vehicles and their respective abilities and features. You learned that the Subaru Forester took the lead in every category. Of course, you can always learn more by taking it out on the road.

Schedule your test drive of the 2017 Subaru Forester with us at Winner Subaru-your go-to dealership in the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area.

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