Compare 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Subaru Forester

2018 Ford Escape
2018 Subaru Forester
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S FWD 21 29 $23,102 $23,940
Escape SE 4WD 22 28 $25,834 $27,050
Escape SE FWD 23 30 $24,544 $25,700
Escape SEL 4WD 22 28 $28,126 $29,450
Escape SEL FWD 23 30 $26,836 $28,100
Escape Titanium 4WD 20 27 $31,983 $33,490
Escape Titanium FWD 21 28 $30,693 $32,140
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2.0XT Premium CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.0XT Premium CVT 23 27 $27,607 $29,495
Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT 23 27 $33,675 $36,090
Forester 2.5i CVT 26 32 $22,455 $23,795
Forester 2.5i Limited CVT 26 32 $27,505 $29,395
Forester 2.5i Manual 22 28 $21,547 $22,795
Forester 2.5i Premium Black Edition CVT 26 32 $25,634 $27,345
Forester 2.5i Premium Black Edition w/EyeSight CVT 26 32 $26,657 $28,540
Forester 2.5i Premium CVT 26 32 $24,649 $26,195
Forester 2.5i Premium Manual 22 28 $24,215 $25,695
Forester 2.5i Touring CVT 26 32 $30,887 $33,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,102
$27,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,940
$29,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$399 / month
$492 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover. The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 38
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 53
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 57
Second Head Room (in)
39 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 43
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 103.3
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)
178.1 181.5
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 1 (ft³)
67.8 68.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 31.5
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.4
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)
12 10.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/55HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3542 3653
Wheels
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
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
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
NA 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 - 0.98
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.80
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.0
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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