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Compare 2013 Subaru Forester vs 2013 Ford Escape

2013 Subaru Forester Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,591 $27,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
FWD 4-Door S
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,178 $22,470
FWD 4-Door SE 23 33 $23,378 $25,070
FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
4WD 4-Door SEL 22 30 $27,901 $29,920
FWD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,321 $30,370
4WD 4-Door Titanium 21 28 $29,953 $32,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,166
$21,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,295
$22,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$375 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The rugged 2013 Subaru Forester handles well and copes confidently with any weather and road surface--and the XT turbo models are sporty--but its economy-car interior and sluggish automatic remain drawbacks. After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.900 54.800
Second Leg Room (in) 38.000 36.800
Front Head Room (in) 41.600 39.900
Second Hip Room (in) 52.700 52.400
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.100 56.000
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.600 98.100
Second Head Room (in) 40.400 39.000
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.600 55.300
Front Leg Room (in) 43.100 40.400
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 103.000 105.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.600 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.100 72.400
Track Width, Front (in) 60.200 61.500
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.700 7.900
Length, Overall (in) 179.500 178.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.600 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.900 66.300
Liftover Height (in) 27.400 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.200 61.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.500 34.300
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.900 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.800 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.300 68.100
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.200 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 37.500 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.700 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.300 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 15.100
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.200 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.500 17.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.400 37.000
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65HR16 P235/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/65HR16 P235/55R17
Spare Tire Size T155/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3598
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.900
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4100 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5800 168 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.111 3.510
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.088 1.446
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.746
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.454 4.584
Clutch Size (in) N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.448 1.912
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.780 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.333 2.943
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.062 2.964
Trans Order Code NA 446
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Semi-Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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