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2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Subaru Forester

Awards
Features
Performance
Safety
Usability
Pricing
2018 Subaru Forester
2018 Ford Escape
          The 2018 Ford Escape: designed for life on the go.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2018 Escape has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.

Features

Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the HID Headlights that come standard on the 2018 Ford Escape2, the answer is yes. On the 2018 Subaru Forester, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights are a pricey add-on.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2018 Ford Escape3, 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 2018 Subaru Forester, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2018 Ford EscapeFoo2018 Subaru Foresterstandard2HID HEADLIGHTS-standard3REAR PARKING AID-

Performance

Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2018 Ford Escape4, with 13 more horses in braking power per ton than 2018 Subaru Forester5, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
The 2018 Ford Escape's2 increased torque - 2752 lb.-ft. vs. 2585 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2018 Ford EscapeFoo2018 Subaru Forester1454BRAKING POWER PER TON13252752TORQUE2585

Safety

According to the NHTSA, the 2018 Ford Escape's4 standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2018 Subaru Forester6.7
2018 Ford EscapeFoo2018 Subaru Forester54OVERALL FRONTAL CRASH RATING46

Usability

The 2018 Ford Escape's4 lower ground clearance, 74 vs. 86, means a lower center of gravity and more stability.
The 2018 Ford Escape's8 2,000-lb. increase in towing capacity over the 2018 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 2018 Ford Escape4 has 2 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2018 Ford EscapeFoo2018 Subaru Forester74GROUND CLEARANCE863,5008TOWING CAPACITY1,50061054WHEELBASE1036

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 2018 Ford Escape's4 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2018 Subaru Forester6.
2018 Ford EscapeFoo2018 Subaru Forester54ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE36
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.

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