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2022 Ford Escape vs. 2022 Subaru Forester Review

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2022 Ford
Escape

MSRP*: $27,185 to $37,305
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2022 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $25,895 to $35,995
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MPG - City 22 - 44 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 MPG 28 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.8 - 65.4 ft3 69.1 - 74.2 ft3
Engine
  • 181-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 200-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 181 - 250 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,500 lbs 1,500 - 3,000 lbs
Exterior Length 180.5 - 181.3 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 71.5 - 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 38.9 - 40.7 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.6 - 39.6 in

*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.

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.

Handling
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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 more horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

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