Are you looking for an SUV that may cater to all your daily driving needs? If so, you may want to consider either a 2015 Ford Escape or one of its closest rivals, the 2015 Subaru Forester.
Of course, each of these cars comes with its own advantages to offer. To start with, the latter may prove to be quite an ideal choice especially if you have been favoring the design of its previous generation model. Yes, the model borrows some styling cues from its older brother yet with some changes in the headlamps because the SUV now comes with HID headlamps.
New Ford Escape, however, comes with a redesigned, more modern look, making it more appealing to some than the Japanese SUV. Customers who go for the American SUV will be able to expect new wheel designs, new exterior and interior, new colors, new aggressive air intakes, and much more.
2015 Ford Escape Vs 2015 Subaru Forester
Of course, in addition to the look, the engine plays a key role in choosing a car. Whereas the Japanese brand tries to offer customers with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed manual transmission, a power output of 170 hp and a torque of 174 Nm, Ford is trying to offer its loyal customers with several options. For the entry level, customers will receive 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission, 168 hp of power output and 170 Nm of torque. While the power output may be inferior to that of the SUV from Subaru, this SUV from Ford may prove to be more convenient to drive, thanks to its automatic transmission, especially if you are often stuck in a traffic jam.
In addition to the entry level model, the U.S. automaker is also offering a 4-cylinder engine featuring a total power output of 178 hp for the best selling SE trim of the Escape and 2.0 liter 240-hp 4-cylinder engine for the top trim of the model, the Escape Titanium. Both engines belong to the EcoBoost engine family, accompanied by either an all-wheel-drive (AWD) or a front-wheel-drive (FWD) drivetrain.
Since Ford uses the EcoBoost engines for its SUV, efficient fuel consumption is to be expected. For city driving, the car can offer 22 mpg whereas for highway and combined driving, the SUV has a fuel consumption of 31 and 25 mpg respectively.
2015 Ford Escape
If you are interested, the Escape is offered with a price tag ranging from $23,800 to $32,000. On the other hand, its Japanese rival comes with a price tag ranging from $21,995 to $32,995. Keep in mind as well that with such prices, the 2015 Ford Escape comes with updated MyFord Touch entertainment system which comes with some conventional knobs and buttons once again for those who do not prefer the voice command or touch-screen system. This is something that you may not find on the Forester.