Subaru Forester vs. Ford Escape

2024 Subaru Forester Off Roading
2024 Subaru Forester vs.  2024 Ford Escape
2.5L SUBARU BOXER® four-cylinder Standard Engine 1.5L EcoBoost® three-cylinder
All-wheel drive Standard Drivetrain Front-wheel drive
Available X-MODE® Not Available
16.6 gallons Maximum Fuel Tank Capacity 15.7 gallons
111.6 cubic feet Maximum Passenger Volume 104 cubic feet
74.2 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 65.4 cubic feet

With many SUVs available, which one should you go for if you want something nimble in Nyack? Two popular options are the 2024 Subaru Forester and the 2024 Ford Escape. If you’re having trouble deciding on one with these two models, then read on and discover the differences in the following new Subaru Forester vs. Ford Escape guide from Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru!

2024 Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester: Performance

When looking at the performance of these SUVs, you’ll see that both models offer reliable power for your drives. However, what draws them apart is that the Subaru SUV is built for all-road and weather conditions whereas the Ford Escape is more for daily drives. Plus, the Forester can also handle off-roading, which is a must if you’re an outdoor enthusiast in Nanuet! Take a look at the performance features that make the Subaru Forester a better purchase below.

  • Standard All-Wheel Drive: Every Forester comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, so you can confidently take on your commutes regardless of the conditions. On the other hand, the Ford Escape only comes standard with front-wheel drive, locking all-wheel drive capability behind trim and option upgrades.
  • X-MODE®: Along with all-wheel drive capability, you can enjoy standard X-MODE® when you choose any trim above the Subaru Forester Base model. This is a series of driving modes that optimizes engine output to handle low-friction surfaces. Some of the modes include Deep Snow, Mud, and Low Speed / Low Ratio Gradient Control. No equivalent is available on the Ford Escape.
  • Advanced Fuel Tank Capacity: What about Forester vs. Escape fuel efficiency? When we compare the fuel tank capacities for these models, the Forester once again has an edge over the Escape. With a 16.6-gallon fuel tank for every configuration, the Subaru model can hold more fuel at once, whereas the Ford model has tanks that will only hold between 11.1 gallons and 15.7 gallons depending on the trim.

2024 Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester: Interior Dimensions

After going over the Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester performance, you might be wondering how the interior space compares. Both of these SUVs have five seats, so they’re family-friendly. However, the Subaru Forester vs. Ford Escape interior dimensions are not equal. The Forester provides more passenger and cargo volume than the Escape, so you can expect more room to relax in the Forester despite it being a compact model. Take a look at the Forester vs. Escape dimensions below for yourself!

2024 Subaru Forester Base Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: Five passengers
  • Headroom (Front/Rear): 41.2 inches / 39.6 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 58.1 inches / 57.2 inches
  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 43.3 inches / 39.4 inches
  • Maximum Passenger Volume: 111.6 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 74.2 cubic feet

2024 Ford Escape Active™ Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: Five passengers
  • Headroom (Front/Rear): 40 inches / 39.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 57.6 inches / 56 inches
  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 42.4 inches / 40.7 inches
  • Maximum Passenger Volume: 104 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 65.4 cubic feet

Discover the Subaru Forester Near Montvale

After reading up on our 2024 Forester vs. Escape guide, it’s obvious that the Subaru Forester is the right choice for you if you’re interested in advanced capabilities and a more spacious cabin. Experience this model in person when you head on over to our Orangeburg showroom! Contact us with any questions about the SUV or our dealership!

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