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Ford Escape vs. Subaru Outback Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Escape vs. Subaru Outback Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,715

Ford Escape Titanium   
Difference: $272

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,034

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $951

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelEscapeOutbackOutback
TrimTitanium3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $29,100 $34,995 $38,195
Base Invoice $27,791 $32,696 $35,635
Technology Package 1,995    
Navigation system 795    
Adaptive cruise control 595    
Class II trailer hitch 495 550 550
Cargo cover 135    
Cargo tray 90    
All-weather floor mats 75 72 72
2.0L I4 1,295    
AWD 1,750    
Panoramic sunroof 1,495    
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,595  
Wheel-lip moldings   450 450
Remote start   450 450
Technology Package 1,895    
Navigation system 755    
Adaptive cruise control 565    
Class II trailer hitch 470 412 412
Cargo cover 128    
Cargo tray 86    
All-weather floor mats 71 46 46
2.0L I4 1,237    
AWD 1,672    
Panoramic sunroof 1,420    
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,331  
Wheel-lip moldings   337 337
Remote start   337 337
Options (change) 8,720 3,117 1,522
Options (change) 8,299 2,463 1,132
Destination 895 875 875
Total Price $38,715 $38,987 $40,592
Total Invoice $36,985 $36,034 $37,642

The configured Ford Escape 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 245hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Ford Escape and Subaru Outback are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Escape Titanium trim is $29,100. The features would cost an additional $8,720. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $38,715.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $34,995. The features would cost an additional $3,117. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $38,987.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $1,522. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $40,592.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Escape trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Outback trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Ford Escape 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 245hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Ford Escape and Subaru Outback are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Escape Titanium trim is $27,791. The features would cost an additional $8,299. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $36,985.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $32,696. The features would cost an additional $2,463. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,034.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $1,132. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,642.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Escape trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Outback trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Escape vs. Subaru Outback

Lowest Adjusted Price: Ford Escape Titanium
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $617
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $621
Model Year201720172017
ModelEscapeOutbackOutback
TrimTitanium3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine245hp I4256hp H6256hp H6
TransmissionT6CVT-6CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG20/27 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)355, 10576, 12576, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/50-18225/60-18225/60-18
Total Price$38,715$38,987$40,592
Adjustments for Features-3450-350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,370$38,987$40,242
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,255
Total Invoice$36,985$36,034$37,642
Adjustments for Features-3300-325
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$36,655$36,034$37,317
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,283

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Features Comparison: Ford Escape vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year201720172017
ModelEscapeOutbackOutback
TrimTitanium3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100  
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100  
Adaptive cruise control$750  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000$1000
Heated steering wheel$100 $100
Keyless entry keypad$50  
Lead vehicle start alert $25$25
Parking guidance system - active$500  
PIN Code Access $10$10
Remote app$25  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25  
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200$200
Automatic braking, low-speed $200$200
Backup collision intervention $250$250
Curve control$50  
Hill descent control $250$250
Knee airbag, driver$100  
Lane sway warning system $25$25
Obstacle detection, front$200  
Pedestrian detection $50$50
Safety key$5  
Seat cushion airbag, driver $75$75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75$75
Trailer sway control$25  
Cargo Management 
Roof rails$250 $250
Second-row under-floor storage$150  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0  
Apple CarPlay support$0  
Aux input $50$50
Navigation map updates, three years $0$0
Rain-sensing wipers$175  
Siri Eyes Free support $0$0
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300$300
Variable intermittent wipers $75$75
Voice control for external devices$0  
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50  
Laminated front side windows$200  
Panoramic sunroof$1200  
Sunroof $900$900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Interior ambient lighting $150$150
Interior ambient lighting, configurable$150  
Steering-linked fog lights $75$75
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates $100$100
Heated second row seats $200$200
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350  
Electronic systems calibration selector $200$200
Machined alloy wheels $350$350
Raised heavy-duty suspension $0$0
Total Value of Features$7,705$7,360$7,710
Value of Feature Adjustments$345$0$350
Value of Feature Adjustments-3300-325

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Escape vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20172017
ModelEscapeOutback
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase105.9 in108.1 in
Length178.1 in189.6 in
Width72.4 in72.4 in
Height66.3 in66.1 in
Curb Weight3,765 lb.3,810 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.7 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.9 in40.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in57.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.5 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom40.4 in42.9 in
Row 2 Headroom39.0 in38.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.2 in57.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room52.4 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom37.3 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.0 ft335.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
68.0 ft373.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Escape Titanium

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100No
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Parking guidance system - active500No
Quick response PTC heater (optional)0No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested120060%
Total Not Requested80040%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%
EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention250No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Total Requested265076%
Total Not Requested82524%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%

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