Comparison - Ford Escape 2016 - vs - Subaru Outback Touring XT 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
25,573
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
$
39,945
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.50gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Impact Blue Metallic
#788298
Electric Spice Metallic
#AC7027
Ingot Silver Metallic
#8A8788
Magnetic Metallic
#858484
Oxford White
#E3E3E3
Shadow Black
#1D1A1B
Sunset Metallic
#7C0401
Color: 
Cinnamon brown pearl
#3F2927
Abyss blue pearl
#2B4566
Crystal black silica
#000000
Magnetite gray metallic
#505666
Crystal white pearl
#E7E7E7
Autumn green metallic
#7C805D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Subaru Outback hangs on to its remarkably rugged stance as it grows more refined than ever.

Pros
Capable as ever
Big 11.6-inch touchscreen
A roomy interior
Excellent safety record
Rides very well

Cons
Careful styling
Moderate acceleration from base engine
Needs more small-item storage

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Subaru Outback comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.Adaptive LED headlights now standard on all trims.Seat-belt reminder standard for all passengers.Reminder to check rear seat added as standard safety feature.

Pros
Spacious cabin and smooth, comfortable ride
Optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
Loading the roof or cargo area is easier than in most SUVs
Above-average off-road ability

Cons
Big touchscreen is slow to respond and buries many controls in complicated menus
Slow acceleration from standard engine
Native voice recognition system isn't very accurate

By: 
edmunds.com

The Outback was redesigned from the ground up for the 2020 model year, so for 2021 Subaru has made only three minor changes: Adaptive headlamps, a rear-seat reminder system, and a passenger's seatbelt warning light and chime are now standard across the lineup.

Pros
Ground clearance helps off-road or in snow,
spacious cabin,
tons of available tech.

Cons
Unhurried acceleration,
ho-hum driving dynamics,
indistinct exterior styling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.40L
Torque: 
170ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
168hp
at 6 000rpm
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
36.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.10in
191.30in
Width: 
72.40in
73.00in
Height: 
66.30in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.50in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
108.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
37.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
58.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in
57.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
67.10cu.ft
75.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.30cu.ft
32.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.90degrees
18.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.60degrees
21.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3598.00lbs
3937.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Digital keypad power door locks
Power mirrors
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Cloth
Bucket front seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Heated

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Rear floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Radio data system
355 watts stereo output
Speed sensitive volume control
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
576 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
17
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Steel wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Full wheel covers
Null tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 301A
Equipment Group 300A
Standard Model
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards
Power Panorama Roof
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Wheel Locking Nuts
19" Bright Machined Alloy Luster Nickel Wheels
Trailer Tow Class II
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Autumn Green Metallic
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Splash Guards
Sport Grille - Turbo
Body Side Molding - Autumn Green Metallic
Trailer Hitch
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Scuff Protectors
Rear Gate Trim - Chrome
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Door Edge Guards - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Interior Options: 
Tonneau Cover
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Area Protector
Navigation System w/Sony Branded MyFord Touch
Wireless Charger
Woodgrain Interior Trim Kit
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Cargo Net
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#3E3E3E
Color: 
Java Brown Nappa, premium leather
#594832