Compare 2015 Subaru Forester vs 2015 Ford Escape

2015 Subaru Forester
2015 Ford Escape
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4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $21,904 $23,195
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $23,203 $24,595
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Touring 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $22,103 $23,450
FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,920 $25,650
4WD 4-Door SE 22 29 $25,551 $27,400
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,728 $29,735
4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 29 $29,361 $31,485
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,995
$22,103
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,195
$23,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$391 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Subaru Forester remains one of the best cars you can buy, thanks to exceptional safety, versatility, and all-weather capability. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 56
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.3 98.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43 43.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 178.1
Height, Overall (in)
66.4 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.7 67.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.4 34.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
71.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.4 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 -
Brakes
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)
10.8 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3296 3515
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5800 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 446
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Ford Escape
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
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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