Comparison - Ford Escape SEL 2018 - vs - Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Mercury Mariner

Also called:

Subaru XV

Videos:
2018 Ford Escape Review
Ford Escape 2017 review | first drive video
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2017 Ford Escape Review and Test Drive
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2018 Subaru Crosstrek | CarGurus Test Drive Review
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Premium Car Review
10 Reasons I Should Have Waited For The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
New and Improved? 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Full Review + Test Drive
2017 Subaru Crosstrek review from Family Wheels
2018 Subaru Crosstrek matches off-road ruggedness
Subaru Crosstrek 2017, Comprehensive Review, off roaad Test drive
Make: 
Average Price: 
$29,450
Updated: 
17 Mar 2018
$26,295
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.70gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Canyon Ridge Metallic
#9E735B
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C0BFC4
Lightning Blue Metallic
#34496F
Magnetic Metallic
#646368
Oxford White
#DDDEDE
Shadow Black
#303030
White Gold Metallic
#BBB5AB
Color: 
Crystal Black Silica
#000000
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Ice Silver Metallic
#949494
Quartz Blue Pearl
#404E6A
Dark Gray Metallic
#828481
Cool Gray Khaki
#8FA0B0
Venetian Red Pearl
#8D1111
Sunshine Orange
#D26D3B

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Ford Escape ranked #2 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 56 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Sporty handling
Premium interior with user-friendly tech
Good safety score and great predicted reliability rating
Above-average cargo space

Cons
Unimpressive fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Escape is fundamentally unchanged for 2018, but there are some tweaks to the lineup and to its standard-equipment offerings.The SEL comes standard with leather-trimmed seating, a power liftgate, heated exterior mirrors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and LED running lights.

Pros
Graceful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine,
smooth ride,
attractive and intuitive infotainment system.

Cons
Less rear-seat and cargo space than the class leaders,
turbo engines return mediocre fuel economy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.

Pros
Tough-hatch lines
Ample cargo bin
Wonderfully taut handling
Tech options aplenty
Brisk 2.0-liter acceleration

Cons
Busy, space-robbing dash
Firm seats, if you’re not into that
Not much SUV, if you’re into that
Optimistic EPA ratings

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is all-new for 2018. It rides on a new chassis, gets an upgraded version of the previous engine, and features a more refined cabin design with additional features.

Pros
Precisely tuned suspension delivers sharp handling and a comfortable ride quality
Spacious interior for a hatchback of its size
Offers optional safety features not typically found in the class
High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability

CONS
Lower EPA mileage numbers compared to other cars in its class
Slow acceleration on the highway

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek ranked #8 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Subaru Crosstrek has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Exceptional rear-seat space for the class
Generous cargo room
Quiet and fuel-efficient CVT
Athletic handling

Cons
Slow to accelerate
Terrible gas mileage with manual transmission

By: 
usnews.com

The Crosstrek’s standard all-wheel drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance set the stage for adventure. Acceleration is unhurried from a 152-hp 2.0-liter flat-four paired with either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic.

Pros
Adventurous aesthetic,
solid road manners,
genuine off-pavement potential.

Cons
Slow and unrefined powertrain,
uninspired interior,
questionable value.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City: 
22.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
177ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
145ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
179hp
at 6 000rpm
152hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
35.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
no
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Rear Parking Sensors
Destination Download
Mobile Internet (Browser)
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.10in
175.80in
Width: 
72.40in
71.00in
Height: 
66.30in
63.60in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.50in
61.00in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
61.20in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
104.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
39.80
Front Hip Room: 
54.50in
55.10in
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
43.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
56.70in
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
38.00
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
55.20in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
36.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.00cu.ft
55.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
3500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.00cu.ft
20.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3678.00lbs
3230.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
2 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Bucket front seats
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat Adjustments
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Interior Air Filtration
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Cargo Floor Mats
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB Connection
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
8.0-inch screen

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17
18 X 7.0-In
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Turn signal mirrors
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
Post-collision safety system
Perimeter Alarm Shock Sensor
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Rear Door Child Safety Locks

Options

Packages: 
1.5L EcoBoost Class II Trailer Tow Package
Equipment Group 300A
Safe And Smart Package
Sel Sport Appearance Package
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
Standard Model
Sport Package- 18" Wheels
EyeSight With Reverse Automatic Brake + High Beam Assist + Navigation System + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
EyeSight With Reverse Automatic Brake + High Beam Assist + Moonroof
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Splash Guards (VP)
Black Roof Rail Cross Bars
Power Panoramic Vista Roof
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Quartz Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
Trailer Hitch
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit Venetian Red Pearl
STI Roof Spoiler
Cross Bar Set - Aero
Rear Bumper Cover
Wheel Locks- Alloy
Door Edge Guard Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Desert Khaki
Rear Bumper Cover
Roof Spoiler Venetian Red Pearl
Interior Options: 
All Weather Floor Mats
Interior Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Protector
Smoker's Package (Fleet)
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit- Blue
Side Sill Plate
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Interior And Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
LED Upgrade- Map And Dome Lights
Interior And Exterior Auto Dimming Mirrors
Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Mats
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Rear Seatback Protector
STI Leather Shift Knob- CVT
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#434343
Color: 
Black, cloth
#151515
Ivory, cloth
#BDB7A5