Subaru Forester


Ford Escape

If you're in Mandan and looking for a new compact SUV, a side-by-side comparison of the new 2020 Subaru Forester vs. Ford Escape is probably something you've been thinking about. Read on to learn about how these vehicles differ with this in-depth comparison from Kramer Subaru. 

Subaru Forester vs Ford Escape: Engine and Performance Highlights

Drivers want compact SUVs for solid, strong performance on trips outside of Bismark, or for the reliability they offer for Dickinson commutes. Here's what powers these two vehicles. 

  • Engines: The Escape S, the starting trim on this vehicle, comes with a 1.5L Ecoboost Engine, which also has an 8-speed transmission. For a nearly-equal price on its standard Trim, the Subaru edges out the Ford with a 2.5L SUBARU BOXER 4-Cylinder Engine and a very comparable 7-speed CVT (Controlled Valve Transmission)
  • Drivetrain: The Escape's standard model comes with Front-Wheel Drive. As you might expect from Subaru's history, the Forester's standard model is Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. An AWD Escape requires an upgrade and takes more money out of your wallet.

Subaru Forester vs Ford Escape: Interior Features

Thinking about the Ford Escape vs Subaru Forester in terms of interior features can cover a lot of variables. Here's some notable places where the Forester interior has an advantage over the Escape. 

Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester: Cargo Space

  • The Ford Escape has 33.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 65.4 cubic feet of cargo space when the seats are down. 
  • The Subaru Forester has 35.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space when the seats are down. With a difference of over 10 cubic feet when the cargo space is maxed out, Minot drivers who use their SUVs for moving a lot of stuff around should keep their eye on the Forester. 

Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester: Infotainment

  • The Ford Escape comes standard with the FordPass Connect app and the SYNC system for bluetooth connection. 
  • The Subaru Forester comes standard with SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, two features that require an upgrade from the standard Escape.

Test Drive the Subaru Forester at Kramer Subaru

If this Ford Escape vs Subaru Forester comparison convinced you to look at the 2020 Forester, Kramer Subaru has drivers from the Mandan area covered. For more information that will help you decide on a compact SUV, compare the Forester with the Honda CR-V or check out the Forester towing capacity. Or, if you're close to making up your mind, securely apply for financing online and drop by to test drive the Forester soon! 

*2019 Ford Escape Model Shown

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