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2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X

4dr All-wheel Drive

2013 Ford Escape S

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2013 Subaru Forester
(2013 Subaru Forester 4dr AWD shown)
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2013 Ford Escape
(2013 Ford Escape 4dr FWD shown)
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MSRP $21,295 $22,470
Destination Charge $795 $895
Invoice Price $20,166 $21,178
Total List Price $22,090 $23,365
Available Engines 170-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas) 168-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 5-speed manual w/OD 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver
Overall, Overall
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR)
Front, Overall Front
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT)
Front, Driver's
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier
Front, Passenger's
Side, Overall Side
IIHS Crash Test Data    
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Good Good
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Acceptable Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Marginal
Side, Overall Side Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good
Overview 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Drive-Type Overview all wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Clock in-dash in-radio display
Gear shift knob trim urethane metal-look
Floor mats carpeted front & rear carpet front
Driver information center N/A Standard
Water temp gauge N/A Standard
Service interval warning N/A Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard N/A
Lighting - glovebox N/A Standard
Fuel door release mechanical N/A
Retained accessory power N/A Standard
Seats 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Front passenger seat direction controls 6-way 4-way
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable w/tilt
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 split-bench
Rear armrest Standard N/A
Entertainment 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Radio AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
Speakers 4 6
1st row LCD screen N/A 1
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Available
Safety and Security 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Airbags, knee protection N/A driver
Exterior light control auto off N/A
Daytime running lights Standard Available
Door curb lights 2 N/A
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard N/A
Warranty 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 60/60,000
Exterior 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Grille trim with chrome bar black
Tires P215/65HR16.0 BSW AS P235/55HR17.0 BSW AS
Wheels 16" steel 17" steel
Mechanical 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Engine 2.5L H-4 2.5L I-4
Drive type all wheel front-wheel
Speed sensitive steering N/A Standard
Rear suspension type double wishbone independent short and long arm
Tiptronic automatic Available Standard
Transmission 5-spd man w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 4.11 3.51
Locking/limited slip differential N/A Standard
Specifications 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Exterior length 179.5 " 178.1 "
Exterior body width 70.1 " 72.4 "
Exterior height 65.9 " 66.3 "
Engine 2.5L H-4 2.5L I-4
Horsepower 170 @ 5,800 rpm 168 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 174 @ 4,100 rpm 170 @ 4,500 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard N/A
Fuel economy - city 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.70 / 3.54 " 3.50 / 3.94 "
Curb weight 3,250 lbs. 3,515 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 4,480 lbs. 4,620 lbs.
Payload 900 lbs. N/A
Maximum Trailer Weight 2,400 lbs. 1,500 lbs.
Wheelbase 103.0 " 105.9 "
Front track 60.2 " 61.5 "
Rear track 60.2 " 61.6 "
Turning radius 17.2 ' 19.4 '
Drag coefficient .38 N/A
Rear legroom 38.0 " 36.8 "
Front headroom 41.6 " 39.9 "
Rear headroom 40.4 " 39.0 "
Front hiproom 52.9 " 54.8 "
Rear hiproom 52.7 " 52.4 "
Front shoulder room 56.1 " 56.0 "
Rear shoulder room 55.6 " 55.3 "
Luggage volume 33.5 cu.ft. 34.3 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 68.3 cu.ft. 67.8 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 108 cu.ft. 98 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 16.9 gal. 15.1 gal.