Subaru Forester vs Ford Escape

Safety

There’s finally a vehicle that cares about your family just as much as you do. Whether you’re driving the kids to school or going on a family road trip, the Subaru Forester will get you there every time.

To keep your family safe, the Forester comes standard with numerous safety features. While you’re constantly on the go and looking ahead to the next stop, the rear-vision camera will be on the lookout for what’s behind you. With standard daytime running lights, your path will always be lit – from the moment you start until it’s time for lights out. And with seven standard airbags, there’s plenty of love to go around.

Now with the available EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, you’ll always have an extra set of eyes on the road to protect those closest to you on your daily drives. From pre-collision breaking to adaptive cruise control, Subaru has taken safety to a whole new level.

For Subaru, safety doesn’t end on the production line. Even after you drive off the lot, your safety is still our priority. That’s why every Forester comes with 24-hour roadside assistance for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Whenever you and your family need it, help is just a phone call away.

When it comes to safety, no car manufacturer can compare to Subaru. It’s no surprise, then, that the Forester received a superior rating for front crash prevention from the IIHS, whereas the Escape only received a basic rating. Your family means too much for their safety to be anything less than a top priority. Plus, the Escape has a higher starting MSRP than the Forester. Why should you pay more money for a vehicle that provides less safety? It’s a no brainer – you shouldn’t. The intelligent and safe choice for your family is the Forester.

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Performance


A vehicle’s performance speaks volumes about the brand’s overall philosophy. At Subaru, we believe that you need a dependable vehicle to accommodate your family’s busy lifestyle.

Every Forester comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the Subaru Boxer® Engine, providing you with maximum control and power behind the wheel. As the owner of a Forester, your family can always count on you to get them to where they need to go.

You’re not only a responsible parent, but also a responsible driver. That’s why Subaru has made the Forester a vehicle you can be proud to own. With 32 highway MPG1 and Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) status2, being on the move has never felt so good. Even when driving, you’re doing your part to preserve the environment for future generations. Now that’s what you call love.

The Escape comes standard as a front-wheel drive vehicle, meaning that only two wheels are in motion at all times. With your busy life, the to-do list is never-ending. You need a dependable vehicle that can get you to the next stop – no ifs, ands, or buts. When you don’t have the luxury of time, why would you get in the driver’s seat of a two-wheel drive vehicle?

1. EPA estimated fuel economy for 2017 Forester 2.5i CVT at 32 highway MPG. Actual mileage may vary.
2. 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5L models achieving a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) rating by the California Air Resources Board are available in all 50 states. Only those registered in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont will be eligible for the 15 years/150,000 mile emission warranty. Delaware, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington vehicles are not covered under PZEV emissions control warranty. See your warranty maintenance booklet for additional information.
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Technology



With entertainment for the whole family in the Forester, the daily drive never gets old. Every Forester comes standard with Starlink in-vehicle technology, bringing almost endless entertainment options to the 6.2” high-resolution LCD touchscreen display. With the Aha smartphone app integration, you have instant access to music, maps, news, and more. Even though you’re on the go, you’ll never feel like you’re out of touch. Plus, with steering wheel controls, you never have to remove your hands from the wheel.

The Escape features a basic entertainment system with ordinary radio and phone options. If you’re always on the move, you need to have the latest and greatest technology with you. You’ll find all of this and more in the Forester.

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Passenger & Cargo Space



The Forester has lots of room for lots of possibilities. With 108.3 cubic feet of cabin space, front and rear passengers alike can be comfortable on the drive. And, when you fold down the 60/40 split rear seats, 74.7 cubic feet of cargo space becomes available. That’s plenty of room for those soccer bags, backpacks, and whatever else you pick up on the way.

When inside the Escape, you’ll certainly be able to tell that space is limited. With only 98.7 cubic feet of passenger space, your family might get a little cramped. Why settle for less space in the Escape, when you can feel at home in the Forester? Your family can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

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Awards


An IIHS Top Safety Pick for ten years running (2007 – 2016)

Built to Maintain Value.
The Subaru Forester received a 2016 Best Resale Value Award from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. [1]

Longest-lasting
98% of Subaru Forester vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today. [2]

Leader in Fuel-Efficiency
At 32 mpg highway, the all-wheel drive Forester delivers better fuel economy than even some two-wheel drive competitors.[3]

PZEV
Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle – PZEV[4]

1. Vehicle’s projected resale value is specific to the 2016 model year. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
2. Based on IHS Markit U.S. vehicles in operation vs. new vehicle registrations in the Non-Luxury Compact CUV segment for MY2007 – 2016 as of February 2016.
3. EPA-estimated hwy fuel economy for 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i CVT models. Actual mileage may vary.
4. PZEV emissions warranty applies to only certain states. See your retailer for complete information on emission and new car limited warranties.

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