Subaru Crosstrek vs. Ford Escape


In a Race to the Top, the Subaru Crosstrek Outlasts the Ford Escape

The small sport utility vehicle segment is filled with vehicles that are brimming with potential and appealing on a variety of a levels, making an important decision on your next daily driver less obvious and more conflicting with so many options. To help you determine the cream of the crop and the real apple of your eye in regards to the next SUV you will head into the future with, Ocala Subaru decided to display how one of our own, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, helps to solidify your decision making up against very familiar competition in the 2017 Ford Escape.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2017 Ford Escape


Price can be a great place to start when it comes to researching small SUVs, as a more reasonably priced vehicle that offers many of the same features, powertrain characteristics and distinctions becomes an obvious winner over its counterpart. That is exactly the mantle you can place the Crosstrek on, coming in at over $1,900 less expensive in total MSRP than the Escape. For a vehicle that is standard in all-wheel-drive and filled to the tee with modern features and appliances, this is an obvious advantage in more ways than one.


Standard symmetrical all-wheel-drive in the Subaru Crosstrek is a big advantage over the Escape, which comes standard with a front wheel drivetrain. While the Florida weather may not be something to worry about when December rolls around, all-wheel-drive is particularly effective for travelling on a variety of road surfaces. It also particularly comes in handy with cross-country travel and driving during the holidays in parts of the country where snow, sleet and ice do appear.

Fuel Economy

An SUV that takes care of the efficiency side of things certainly contributes more to your daily driving adventures, with less time dedicated to filling up and more opportunities to let loose and have some fun. You can certainly enjoy these activities more in the Crosstrek, with better city and highway fuel economy than the Escape at 23 and 30 miles per gallon, respectively.

Your search for the perfect SUV may have turned up plenty of options along the way, but we're confident in saying the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek deserves to be near the very top of your list. Come learn more with a test drive and trim level synopsis at Ocala Subaru today.

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