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2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Subaru Forester

Red 2019 Ford Escape on a Lake Road vs Green 2019 Subaru Forester in the Snow

Capable, athletic, attractive, affordable, innovative and fun to drive, the Ford Escape is a hallmark of the compact crossover segment and a fan favorite at Marshal Mize Ford. Learn more about how the Ford Escape can upgrade your next family adventure and your daily commute with this in-depth 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Subaru Forester comparison.

Tailor-made for the family on the go, the 2019 Ford Escape can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget with four trim levels – S, SE, SEL and Titanium – that feature an affordable price tag and a smorgasbord of engine options. Whether you are planning a family road trip or you need to run errands, the Ford Escape is well equipped with 34 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row that will expand to 68 cubic feet with the 60/40 split-fold rear seats laid flat.

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2019 Ford Escape VS 2019 Subaru Forester
$24,105 Starting Price $24,295
2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Base Engine 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder
3 Available Engine Options 1
3,500 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 Pounds

What Are the Differences Between the Ford Escape and Subaru Forester?

An affordable price tag is a highlight of the Ford Escape in this 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Subaru Forester comparison. With a price that starts at just $24,105 and an impressive spectrum of features, the entry-level Ford Escape S promises great value for budget-minded car shoppers and small business owners. Escape S entries come standard with 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, Ford MyKey® teen safety technology and a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® LCD infotainment system with Bluetooth.

Families who want more at a great price point will love the Ford Escape SE, which starts at $26,500 and adds an impressive list of features. An 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system will keep you connected to your favorite entertainment with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, FordPass™ Connect Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Heated front seats, chrome exterior trim, 17-inch alloy wheels, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control and a nine-speaker sound system highlight the Escape SE spec sheet. Additional Ford Escape upgrades include premium leather upholstery, a power liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, remote start, a 10-speaker Sony® sound system and much more.

Power and performance are hallmarks of the 2019 Ford Escape in this Ford vs Subaru debate. A more diverse powertrain lineup provides families with more options that include Ford EcoBoost® engine technology and lead to a 3,500-pound maximum towing capacity that the Subaru Forester cannot match. Subaru Forester models are equipped with a single powertrain – a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

Ford Escape Engine Options and Specs

  • 168-Horsepower 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 21 MPG City/29 MPG Hwy
  • 179-Horsepower 1.5-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 23 MPG City/30 MPG Hwy
  • 245-Horsepower 2.0-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 22 MPG City/29 MPG Hwy


Blue 2019 Ford Escape at the Pier
Silver 2019 Ford Escape Rear Exterior in a Driveway
2019 Ford Escape Front Seat Interior
2019 Ford Escape Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Ford SYNC 3 Touchscreen Display