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2020 Ford Escape vs. 2020 Subaru Forester Review

New 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford
Escape

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New 2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*
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$24,885 to $36,835
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$24,495 to $34,595
Invoice* $24,138 to $35,362 $23,099 to $32,266
MPG - City 23 - 44 26
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 N/A
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Escape offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Escape, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Escape as you will with the Subaru Forester, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Escape is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Escape is much higher than that for the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Escape is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Ford Escape takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Escape doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Forester.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Escape will do just as well as the Subaru Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Escape has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Subaru Forester. The Ford Escape has less cargo space than the Subaru Forester, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Ford Escape comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.