Compare 2014 Ford Escape vs 2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Ford Escape
2014 Subaru Forester
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
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4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,232 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,836 $32,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $26,222 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $21,724 $22,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $23,547 $24,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Touring PZEV 24 32 $28,051 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $20,811 $21,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $22,176 $23,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,457
$26,232
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,300
$27,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$467 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers. The sharp-looking 2014 Subaru Forester gets a lot more comfortable inside, and offers some useful driving aids and safety electronics.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 38
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 53
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 57
Second Head Room (in)
39 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 103.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 43
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 68.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 68.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 71.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.1
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.4
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TJL NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TJL NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3645 3624
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
99X NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5700 250 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.50 - 0.97
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.79
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (Est) 7.2
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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