2018 Ford Escape vs Subaru Outback

Looking for a crossover SUV that can handle both your adventures outside of town and your busy work week? Then, you're in the right place! The 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Subaru Outback offer a variety of features that drivers in Newtown, Langhorne, and Southhampton will be excited about.

We at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown have put together this detailed comparison to help local drivers decide which is a better fit for them. Read ahead to see how the Escape and the Outback stack up against each other!

Escape vs Outback: Performance

As comparably capable crossover SUVs, both the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Subaru Outback offer some impressive mechanical equipment. The Escape offers three unique powertrains that pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission while the Outback gives you just two engine choices.

One thing you'll miss out on in the Outback is the Ford's available Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive. This system keeps a constant eye on traction and road conditions by scanning the road and tires every 16 milliseconds. If need be, this system can transfer torque from one set of wheels to the other to give you the best grip of the road given the circumstances.

Additionally, no matter which of the Outback's two engines you choose, you'll only be able to tow 2,700 pounds. The Escape can tow a whopping 3,500 when equipped with the 2.0-L EcoBoost II Trailer Tow Package.

Escape vs Outback: Interior Comfort

When it comes to the interior, you want to have both space and comfort. The 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Subaru Outback deliver with roughly 43 inches of front legroom, 34+ cubic feet of cargo space with all five seats in use, available leather upholstery, and available heated front seats.

Customizing your space in these models is a breeze with 60/40 split-folding rear seats. You can also cater to everyone's temperature preferences with available dual-zone automatic climate control systems. Simply set the temperature and go without having to mess with the dials.

One luxurious upgrade you'll miss out in the Outback, though, is driver seat memory. Don't waste time adjusting the driver's seat after someone else has driven your Escape - just use the memory settings. In the Outback, you will have to continue to adjust every time you get in.

Escape vs Outback: Safety

Safety is a priority for every driver. Luckily, those driving the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Subaru Outback have to worry a little less with so many safety features in both. You'll be able to count on standard rear-view cameras, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, four-wheel anti-lock braking systems, traction control systems, and Brake Assist.

Unfortunately, there are several safety features that you won't have looking out for you in the Outback, or in its basic trim levels starting with the Escape's standard Ford Safe and Smart™ Package. This package bundles several advanced safety features including rain-sensing windshield wipers, auto high-beam headlamps, BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support.

While some of these features are available in higher trim levels of the Outback, others are completely non-existent in this model.

2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Subaru Outback: The Verdict

As you can see, the 2018 Ford Escape takes the cake in every category. But don't take our word for it! Make the short drive from Newtown, Langhorne, or Southhampton today to test drive the Escape at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown!

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