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2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Subaru Forester
AwardsAccording to the editors at cars.com, the 2017 Ford Escape is the best compact SUV you can buy. Citing its "quiet, comfortable ride" and "more features for the money," cars.com puts it miles ahead of the competition1. The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Escape has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA2.
FeaturesIs it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the optional HID Headlights on the 2017 Ford Escape, the answer is yes. On the 2017 Subaru Forester, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights aren't even available. No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2017 Ford Escape, 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 2017 Subaru Forester, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Subaru Foresterstandard3REAR PARKING AIDoptional3HID hEADLIGHTS
PerformanceIf you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2017 Ford Escape's increased torque - 2754 lb.-ft. vs. 2585 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Subaru Forester2754TORQUE2585
SafetyAccording to the NHTSA, the 2017 Ford Escape's standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2017 Subaru Forester.6.
UsabilityThe 2017 Ford Escape's lower ground clearance 77,vs.88 means a lower center of gravity and more stability. The 2017 Ford Escape's 2000-lb. increase in towing capacity over the 2017 Subaru Forester 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 2017 Ford Escape has 2 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Subaru Forester77ground clearance8835004TOWING CAPACITY150081057WHEELBASE1038
PricingIn 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 2017 Ford Escape's Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2017 Subaru Forester.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Subaru Forester57ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE38
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1 - Learn more at https://www.cars.com/articles/whats-the-best-compact-suv-of-2016-1420684893542/
2 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
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