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2016 Ford Escape vs 2016 Subaru Forester

Awards
Features
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2016 Subaru Forester
2016 Ford Escape
          The 2016 Ford Escape offers fab features at every turn.

Awards

The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Escape has earned a coveted 5-star side crash rating from the NHTSA1.

Features

No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2016 Ford Escape2, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2016 Subaru Forester, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2016 Ford EscapeVS2016 Subaru Foresterstandard2Rear Parking Aid

Performance

If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2016 Ford Escape's3 increased torque - 2703 lb.-ft. vs. 2584 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2016 Ford EscapeVS2016 Subaru Forester2703Torque2584

Safety

The 2016 Ford Escape's2 optional active Blind Spot Monitoring System warns you when a vehicle enters your blind spot, providing a little more peace of mind. Want that extra security on the Forester? Blind Spot Monitoring isn't even an option on the 2016 Subaru Forester.
2016 Ford EscapeVS2016 Subaru Foresteroptional2Blind Spot Monitoring System

Technical

If you live in a climate with snow and ice, or if you're interested in increased fuel economy, the 2016 Ford Escape's5 front-wheel drive offers a distinct advantage over the 2016 Subaru Forester.
2016 Ford EscapeVS2016 Subaru Foresterhas5Front Driven Wheels

Usability

The 2016 Ford Escape's5 lower ground clearance, 75 vs. 86, means a lower center of gravity and more stability.
The 2016 Ford Escape's7 2000-lb. increase in towing capacity over the 2016 Subaru Forester6 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 2016 Ford Escape5 has 2 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2016 Ford EscapeVS2016 Subaru Forester75Ground Clearance863,5007Towing Capacity1,50061055Wheelbase1036

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 2016 Ford Escape's5 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2016 Subaru Forester6.
2016 Ford EscapeVS2016 Subaru Forester55Roadside Assistance36
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