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Compare 2015 Ford Escape vs 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Ford Escape
2015 Subaru Forester
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 29 $25,551 $27,400
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 29 $29,361 $31,485
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $22,103 $23,450
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,920 $25,650
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,728 $29,735
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4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $21,904 $23,195
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Touring PZEV 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $23,203 $24,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,551
$26,690
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,400
$28,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$457 / month
$475 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With athletic looks and the performance to match, plus a roomy interior and loads of available cabin tech and convenience features, the 2015 Ford Escape is bolder and more exciting than most rivals, without much compromise. The 2015 Subaru Forester remains one of the best cars you can buy, thanks to exceptional safety, versatility, and all-weather capability.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 68.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 103.9
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
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 68.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 31.5
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 Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3645 3624
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Engine
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
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
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 Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.1
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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