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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
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview all wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
6
Available:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
5
N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, radio steering wheel controls
N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A
Available:
5, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
N/A
Interior 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Air conditioning, front manual manual
Air filter Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Cargo concealed storage Standard Standard
Cargo net Available N/A
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard
Clock in-dash in-radio display
Compass Available N/A
Cruise control Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim Standard:
urethane
metal-look
Available:
leather/aluminum
N/A
12V DC power outlet 3 3
Lighter elements N/A Available:
front
Ashtray Available Available
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpet front
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power
Rear windows power power
1-Touch Window Down driver driver
Programmable garage door opener Available N/A
Instrumentation analog analog
Driver information center N/A Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard
Water temp gauge N/A Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Service interval warning N/A Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard N/A
Lighting - glovebox N/A Standard
Lighting - map lights front front
Lighting - dome light fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
N/A
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical N/A
Retained accessory power N/A Standard
Seatback storage pockets 1 1
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Steering wheel material urethane urethane
Seats 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Front seat type bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls 6-way 4-way
Front armrests center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable w/tilt
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 split-bench
Rear armrest Standard N/A
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth cloth
Entertainment 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard
Voice recognition N/A Available
Speakers Standard:
4
6
Available:
6
N/A
Available:
5
N/A
Amplifier Available N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard
1st row LCD screen N/A 1
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Available
Safety and Security 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Airbags, knee protection N/A driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front
Headlights halogen halogen
Exterior light control auto off N/A
Daytime running lights Standard Available
Door curb lights 2 N/A
Illuminated entry Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard N/A
Ignition disable Standard Standard
First aid kit Available N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 60/60,000
Exterior 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Antenna integrated roof integrated roof
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Bodyside moldings Available:
body-colored
N/A
Grille trim Standard:
with chrome bar
black
Available:
black w/body-color surround
N/A
Fog/driving lights Available:
front
N/A
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door liftgate liftgate
Tinted windows light Standard:
light
N/A Available:
deep
Rear window type fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote
Spoiler Available:
lip
lip
Roof rack Available Available
Roof rails Available N/A
Tires P215/65HR16.0 BSW AS P235/55HR17.0 BSW AS
Wheels Standard:
16" steel
17" steel
Available:
16" silver aluminum
N/A
Available:
steel
N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval
Mud flaps Available N/A
Mechanical 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2013 Ford Escape S
Engine 2.5L H-4 2.5L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Recommended fuel regular unleaded regular unleaded
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type all wheel front-wheel
Engine block heater N/A Available
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering N/A Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil
Rear suspension type double wishbone independent short and long arm
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Available Standard
Transmission Standard:
5-spd man w/OD
6-spd auto w/OD
Available:
4-spd auto w/OD
N/A
Axle ratio Standard:
4.11
3.51
Available:
4.44
N/A
Locking/limited slip differential N/A Standard
Remote vehicle starting system Available N/A
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 Standard:
3,250 lbs.
3,515 lbs.
Available:
3,300 lbs.
N/A
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
Front legroom 43.1 " 43.1 "
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.