Ford Escape vs Subaru Forester

 

If you're on the hunt for a compact SUV that offers all the power, space, and interior features you need, you're in the right place. The 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Subaru Forester offer everything you need and more for your busy lifestyle in Newtown, Langhorne, or Southhampton.

How will you be able to choose between them? We at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown have put together this detailed comparisons to help you do just that. Read ahead to see which model is a better fit for your needs!

Escape vs Forester: Performance

 As competitively capable compact SUVs, the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Subaru Forester have a lot in common. Both models are powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This gives both vehicles the capability to achieve an efficient EPA-estimated 24 combined MPG1.

You'll see these models start to differ, though, when it comes to power and towing capabilities. The Escape manufactures 177 lb-ft of torque when equipped with its available 1.5L 4-cyldiner engine making it possible for it to tow 2,000 pounds. The Forester, on the other hand, can only tow 1,500 pounds.

Escape vs Forester: Space & Comfort

Though they're compact SUVs, the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Subaru Forester have a whole lot of space and comfort to offer in their interiors. Both models sport five spacious seats upholstered with standard cloth seat trimming that can be swapped out for available leather. You can also opt for power-adjustable heated front seats in both models.

Additionally, you'll have plenty of cargo space in the Escape and the Forester to pack in all of your things. With all five seats in use, these vehicles offer 34 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row of seats.

However, with the Escape, you'll get a bit more wiggle room for your passengers. This model sports 43.1 inches of from legroom, 54.8 inches of front hip room, and 39 inches of front headroom. Compare this to the Forester's 43.0 inches of front legroom, 53.9 inches of front hip room, and 37.5 inches of rear headroom.

Escape vs Forester: Interior Features

 Inside the 2018 Ford Escape, you'll have a variety of entertainment and convenience features to enjoy. This model is standardly equipped with a SYNC® Enhanced Voice Recognition Communication and Entertainment System that can be upgraded to the SYNC® 3 system.

Take advantage of its voice-activated touchscreen navigation capabilities, Bluetooth® connectability for wireless entertainment and phone calling, and SiriusXM Traffic with Travel Link®. The latter feature provides you with live traffic and weather updates along your route so you're always in the loop.

As for the 2018 Subaru Forester, you'll get some similar features to the Escape including a standard touchscreen infotainment system. However, you'll have to go with one of the top trim levels to get voice command recognition.

2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Subaru Forester: The Verdict

While the 2018 Subaru Forester offers some nice features, the 2018 Ford Escape has the whole package. Shoppers in Newtown, Langhorne, and Southhampton can test drive the Escape at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown today. Just give us a call before you head over!

1 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

 

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