Compare 2013 Ford Escape vs 2013 Subaru Forester

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Subaru Forester
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
Escape 4WD 4-Door SEL 22 30 $27,901 $29,920
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 21 28 $29,953 $32,120
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,178 $22,470
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 33 $23,378 $25,070
Escape FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,321 $30,370
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring PZEV 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,591 $27,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,010
$21,256
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,820
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.300 55.600
Front Leg Room (in)
40.400 43.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.100 107.600
Front Hip Room (in)
54.800 52.900
Second Leg Room (in)
36.800 38.000
Front Head Room (in)
39.900 41.600
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.400 52.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.000 56.100
Second Head Room (in)
39.000 40.400
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.300 65.900
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.400
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.600 60.200
Wheelbase (in)
105.900 103.000
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.600
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.400 70.100
Track Width, Front (in)
61.500 60.200
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.900 8.700
Length, Overall (in)
178.100 179.500
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.500
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.300 33.500
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.900
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.800
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.100 68.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.200
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.700 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.100 16.900
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.200
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.500 16.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.000 34.400
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/65HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 360
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3698 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.900 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
99X NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5700 170 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.510 4.444
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446 0.694
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584 2.785
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912 1.000
Trans Type
6 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.943 2.272
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964 1.545
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
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)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Trailing Arm Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 8.0
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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