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2015 Ford Escape vs 2015 Subaru Forester

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Performance
Usability
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2015 Subaru Forester
2015 Ford Escape
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Awards

Ford is committed to safety, and it shows: the 2015 Escape has earned a coveted 5-star side impact collision safety rating from the NHTSA1 .



PREMIUM CROSSOVER OFFERS POWER, COMFORT AND STYLE

Shoppers looking for a stylish crossover with plenty of power need look no further than the 2015 Ford Escape

Futuristic feature controls ‒ access Escape’s numerous infotainment and telematics systems via MyFord Touch’s pressure-sensitive interface

Potent powertrains ‒ navigate America’s trails, streets and highways with ease with few stops at the gas station

Unmatched tow capacity ‒ carry friends, family and that equipment-laden attached trailer to the latest vacation hotspots

 

MORE ENGINES, ALL POWERFUL

2015 Ford Escape’s engines out-power Forester’s two mills to handle trips on — and off — the road.

1.6-liter turbo-four ‒ bests Forester’s 2.5-liter opposed-four with plenty of speed and acceleration

2.0-liter EcoBoost four ‒ matches the power of a V-6 while getting better mileage than top Forester’s top fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine

Regular unleaded fuel ‒  save at the pump in any Escape, which uses regular unleaded gasoline, while the Forester's 2.0-liter turbo requires premium

 

HIGH TOW CAPACITY FOR THE TOUGHEST JOBS

All the Escape’s powerplants are equal to or exceed Forester’s engines in towing.

Base 2.5-liter inline-4 ‒ matches Forester’s base and optional engines when transporting equipment

1.6-liter EcoBoost ‒ pulls more cargo than the Forester while getting better fuel economy

2.0-liter turbo-four ‒ tows more than double the Forester’s maximum tow capacity, so you never have to worry about leaving anything behind for the latest trip

 

CUTTING EDGE ELECTRONICS

Ford offers many technologies in the 2015 Escape that are usually found in premium and luxury marques.

Handless liftgate ‒ opens the Escape’s liftgate to access the cargo bay with a simple sweep of your foot

Ford MyKey ‒ aid parents with teenage drivers by setting the Escape’s electronics like speed limit and even the volume of the audio system

Blind spot detection ‒ unavailable on the Forester, this optional feature alerts drivers when an incoming vehicle is entering, or is in the Escape’s blindspots

 

Performance

If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2015 Ford Escape's2 increased torque - 2703 lb.-ft. vs. 2584 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2015 Ford EscapeVS2015 Subaru Forester2703Torque2584

Usability

The 2015 Ford Escape's5 lower ground clearance, 76 vs. 87 means a lower center of gravity and more stability. The 2015 Ford Escape's2 2000-lb. increase in towing capacity over the 2015 Subaru Forester8 means you'll be able to tow just about anything, for the job site or for a weekend fishing trip. Even an increase of just an inch or two in wheel base can mean more stability, and the 2015 Ford Escape5 has 2 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2015 Ford EscapeVS2015 Subaru Forester76Ground Clearance873,5009Towing Capacity1,50071056Wheelbase1037

Pricing

In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2015 Ford Escape's5 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2015 Subaru Forester8.
2015 Ford EscapeVS2015 Subaru Forester56Roadside Assistance37
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