Finding an SUV that has enough versatility and driver-oriented performance to keep you satisfied around Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Pocono Pines, and Blakeslee requires studious research. To make this research easier, Ray Price Ford decided to create the following 2019 Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester comparison.

In the coming sections, these two models will be pitted against one another with a few key traits being placed under the microscope, such as the performance, the safety features, and the infotainment setup. To see which model best fits your needs, keep reading!

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What's Up with Performance in the Escape vs Forester?

When trying to decide between the performance of the Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester, versatility and power often stand out as musts.

To help meet these goals, the Ford Escape can be configured with any of three unique engines:

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder that produces 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque
  • 1.5L 4-cylinder that generates a stately 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L 4-cylinder that can comfortably generate 245 horsepower and a whopping 275 lb-ft of torque, exceptional numbers for a crossover SUV.

The Subaru Forester, on the other hand, limits drivers to a single engine, the 2.5L DOHC that generates an underwhelming 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.

Learn more about the 2019 Ford Escape Configurations!

Ford vs Subaru Safety Features

With an intention to keep the driver and each passenger safe under any driving condition, the 2019 Ford Escape and Subaru Forester both showcase a wealth of safety innovations.

The Ford Escape, for its part, has numerous driver-assistance technologies to keep you out of jams and help you maneuver through tight areas. These include the:

  • Enhanced Active Park Assist with Parallel Parking
  • Park Out Assist
  • Reverse Perpendicular Parking
  • Forward and Side Sensing Systems

As we turn our attention to the Subaru Forester, we come across an appealing list of features, such as Reverse Automatic Braking. However, the overall package can't match the comprehensive care offered in the Ford Escape.

Infotainment Comparison

Creating a cabin that is intuitive and quickly responds to your commands for music or navigation was a driving component in both the Ford Escape and Subaru Forester. So, it's no surprise that both models tout a wealth of technology.

The Ford Escape gets things rolling with the SYNC® 3 infotainment system, which you can interact with on the touchscreen display.

In addition to this responsive interface, Ford also outfits the vehicle with a 10-speaker audio system from Sony®, the adaptive FordPass® Connect application, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Traffic with Travel Link®.

The Subaru Forester comes complete with STARLINK™ multimedia, which unsuccessfully attempts to match the sleek responsiveness of SYNC® 3. Additionally, there's less available options in the Subaru Forester as opposed to the versatile Ford Escape.

2019 Ford Escape with the Outright Win

Our 2019 Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester comparison sheds some light on just how much farther ahead the Escape is in regard to performance, technology, and safety. To take this SUV for a spin around Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Pocono Pines, and Blakeslee, contact Ray Price Ford today!

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