How the 2017 Subaru Forester Wins out
over its Less Capable Competitors

Compared to the 2017 Ford Escape

If you prefer a family-friendly SUV that's as sporty as it looks, you'll want to give the 2017 Subaru Forester some serious consideration. It balances its spacious and efficient design with a surefooted, capable ride. Not all crossovers can claim the same. See what we mean by reading how the Forester compares to one of its top rivals, the 2017 Ford Escape, below:

The 2017 Subaru Forester versus the 2017 Ford Escape

  • The Forester stands out from compact crossovers for its standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The base Forester can only come equipped with front-wheel drive.
  • Even with a more capable design, the Forester is still available at a lower starting price than the Escape.
  • The Forster offers a "Subaru X-Mode" feature, which enhances off-road capability with optimum traction and control. X-Mode reduces wheel spin by using lower gear ratios to optimize engine output. Needless to say, the Escape doesn't offer this brand-exclusive feature.
  • The Forester travels more confidently over tough terrain with its 8.7 inches of ground clearance, literally overshadowing the lower-riding Escape.
  • Forester 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring models come equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, which makes for a healthy 250 horsepower. None of the Escape's available engines can compete.
  • Even the Forester's base four-cylinder engine outperforms the Escape.
  • The 2017 Forester earns top safety scores across the board, including a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Escape falls short in crashworthiness ratings.
  • The 2017 Forester is lighter, longer, and taller than the Escape, which makes for greater cargo (max. 74.7 cubic feet) and passenger space (more front and rear headroom, as well as rear legroom and shoulder room).

Test Drive the 2017 Forester in Savannah

Fort Stewart, Wilmington Island, Georgetown and Georgia area drivers can find their very own 2017 Forester sale in Savannah, right here at Chatham Parkway Subaru. We have many models available in our new Subaru inventory, and we have a variety of auto financing programs available. Please visit our showroom for a test drive and details on our 2017 Forester leasing opportunities.

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