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Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $37,670

Ford Escape Titanium   
Difference: $1,317

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,847

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $155

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182017
ModelEscapeForester
TrimTitanium2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $32,045 $34,295
Base Invoice $30,602 $32,028
Towing Package 495  
Safe and Smart Package 1,295  
All-weather floor mats 125 72
Cargo tray 90  
Cargo cover 135 182
Roof rack crossbars 145 199
AWD 1,350  
Panoramic sunroof 995  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   199
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,595
Universal garage door opener   76
AC power outlet   415
Remote start   445
Class II trailer hitch   634
Towing Package 470  
Safe and Smart Package 1,230  
All-weather floor mats 119 46
Cargo tray 86  
Cargo cover 128 118
Roof rack crossbars 137 117
AWD 1,290  
Panoramic sunroof 945  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   129
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,366
Universal garage door opener   49
AC power outlet   311
Remote start   333
Class II trailer hitch   475
Options (change) 4,630 3,817
Options (change) 4,405 2,944
Destination 995 875
Total Price $37,670 $38,987
Total Invoice $36,002 $35,847

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 Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Ford Escape and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Escape Titanium trim is $32,045. The features would cost an additional $4,630. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $37,670.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $3,817. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $38,987.

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 Forester trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring 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 Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Ford Escape and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Escape Titanium trim is $30,602. The features would cost an additional $4,405. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $36,002.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $2,944. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,847.

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 Forester trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring 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 Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Escape Titanium
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,812
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $318
Model Year20182017
ModelEscapeForester
TrimTitanium2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine245hp I4250hp H4
TransmissionT6CVT-8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG23/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)355, 10440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/50-18225/55-18
Total Price$37,670$38,987
Adjustments for Features-4950
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$37,175$38,987
Total Invoice$36,002$35,847
Adjustments for Features-4730
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,529$35,847

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Features Comparison: Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20182017
ModelEscapeForester
TrimTitanium2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Keyless entry keypad$50 
Lead vehicle start alert $25
PIN Code Access $10
Remote app$25 
Remote climate control$25 
Semi-automated parking system$500 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Backup collision intervention $150
Curve control$50 
Hill descent control $250
Lane sway warning system $25
Obstacle detection, front$200 
Obstacle detection, side$100 
Pedestrian detection $50
Safety key$5 
Trailer sway control$25 
Cargo Management 
Second-row under-floor storage$150 
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
Android Auto support$0 
Apple CarPlay support$0 
Aux input $50
Navigation map updates, three years $0
Rain-sensing wipers$175 
Rear air vents$100 
Siri Eyes Free support $0
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Variable intermittent wipers $75
Voice control for external devices$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0 
Laminated front side windows$200 
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Sunroof, large $1100
Wheel-lip moldings$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Interior ambient lighting $150
Interior ambient lighting, configurable$150 
LED headlights $1000
Steering-linked headlights $150
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100 
Power release, second row seats $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Terrain selector $200
Total Value of Features$7,330$6,835
Value of Feature Adjustments$495$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-4730

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20182017
ModelEscapeForester
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase105.9 in103.9 in
Length178.1 in180.9 in
Width72.4 in70.7 in
Height66.3 in66.4 in
Curb Weight3,765 lb.3,624 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.7 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.9 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.5 in53.9 in
Row 1 Legroom40.4 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.0 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.2 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room52.4 in53.0 in
Row 2 Legroom37.3 in38.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.0 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
68.0 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Escape Titanium

Towing Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100Yes
Trailer sway control25No
Total Requested30067%
Total Not Requested15033%
Safe and Smart Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested170094%
Total Not Requested1006%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Pedestrian detection50No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
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
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Total Requested232578%
Total Not Requested65022%

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