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SUV Battle: 2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Subaru Forester

SUV Battle: 2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Subaru Forester

The 2020 Ford Escape is the perfect SUV for both summer adventures and winter excursions like those early morning hockey practices that require a ton of cargo space for equipment. Luckily, you can find the perfect Escape for your needs right here at Zender Ford. We already know this is the best SUV for you but just in case there was any doubt, we've created this helpful SUV battle to prove our point: the 2020 Ford Escape vs the 2020 Subaru Forester.

 

2020 Ford Escape

 

The 2020 Ford Escape offers up many trims with the inclusion of a Hybrid line. Here's a quick overview of their relevant stats:

 

Trim Price Fuel Economy (L/100km)
 S $28,549 8.6 city / 7.1 highway
 SE $30,549 8.6 city / 7.1 highway
 SEL $33,549 8.6 city / 7.1 highway
 Titanium $40,149 10.4 city / 7.5 highway
Titanium Hybrid $36,649 5.4 city / 6.3 highway
SE Plug-In Hybrid $37,549 n/a
SEL Plug-In Hybrid $40,549 n/a
Titanium Plug-In Hybrid $43,649 n/a

 

Engine

 

  • Standard 1.5 L EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop Technology and 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • Available 2.0 L EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop Technology and 8-speed SelectShift transmission.
  • 2.5 L I-4 Atkinson-cycle powertrain with electronically controlled continuously variable transmission and 88 kW electric motor.

 

Capability

 

  • Available All-Wheel Drive
  • Selectable Drive Modes including: Normal, Eco, Slippery, Sport, and Deep Snow/Sand

 

Technology

 

Standard Ford Co-Pilot360 includes the Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, Lane-Keeping System, and Rear View Camera.

 

2020 Subaru Forester

 

The Subaru Forester, on the other hand, has 6 trim levels and no hybrid options. Their stats are here:

 

 

Trim

Price Fuel Economy (L/100km)
Forester (base) $28,695 9.0 city / 7.2 highway
Convenience $32,295 9.0 city / 7.2 highway
Touring $33,895 9.0 city / 7.2 highway
Sport $35,495 9.0 city / 7.2 highway
Limited $38,195 9.0 city / 7.2 highway
Premier $39,995 9.0 city / 7.2 highway

 

 

Engine

 

  • Standard 2.5 L SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder with 182 horsepower, 176 lb-ft of torque.
  • Paired with the Subaru Lineartronic CVT transmission.

 

 

Capability

 

  • Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time AWD
  • X-MODE system tailored to specific driving conditions including snow/dirt, and deep snow/mud and Hill Descent Control to maintain a constant speed while driving down steep declines.

 

 

Technology

 

  • Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology including Lane Centering and Lane Departure Prevention
  • Rear Seat Reminder to alert you to check the backseat before leaving the vehicle.

 

 

Our Verdict

 

 

When it comes to the Ford Escape vs the Subaru Forester, we'll admit they're a fairly close match. We highly recommend coming to Zender Ford and taking the Ford Escape for a test drive to be fully convinced it's the perfect SUV for your needs. We are sure you'll find it to be the superior SUV.

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