Subaru Outback vs Ford Escape

Outback vs Escape: Passenger & Cargo Room

The Subaru Outback and Ford Escape each have seating for up to five people. Both options give you a choice between cloth and leather seats and offer lots of amenities to help you have a more comfortable ride.

The Outback gives you more room to relax, though. Its cabin features 109 cubic feet of passenger room. That includes lots of space to enjoy when you're behind the wheel with 42.8 inches of front legroom. You can also seat three people comfortably in the back seats with 57.4 inches of shoulder room.

The Ford Escape has a smaller cabin with only 104 cubic feet of passenger room. Both you and your passengers will notice the difference as soon as you get in. It's a tighter squeeze with 42.4 inches of front legroom and just 56 inches of rear shoulder room.

Each SUV also offers a large trunk with plenty of cargo room, as well as 60/40 split-folding rear seats to help you pack more. With the back seats folded down, the Subaru Outback has up to 75.7 cubic feet of cargo room. The Ford Escape can't hold as much. It only offers up to 65.4 cubic feet of cargo room.

Infotainment Systems

During your drive, the Subaru Outback makes it easy to stay connected and enjoy your favorite tunes. The SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia system is Bluetooth® compatible and comes with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and SiriusXM® All Access Radio.

On top of being able to stream music, enjoy a variety of playlists, access your smartphone apps, and make hands free calls and text messages, you'll also have great visibility. The system offers a choice between two 7-inch touchscreens or a large 11.6-inch screen.

The Ford Escape doesn't come with the same smartphone compatibility. While Bluetooth® is standard, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and SiriusXM® aren't available on every trim level. A touchscreen display is offered, but the standard Ford SYNC® system only comes with a small LCD monitor.

Subaru Outback vs Ford Escape: Safety Features

To give you peace of mind throughout your drive, the Subaru Outback comes with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and an advanced airbag system. You can also rely on the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology system to give you more awareness. It helps prevent accidents with features such as:

  • Pre-Collision Braking System
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Advanced Cruise Control with Lane Centering

The Ford Escape also has a reliable airbag system and similar driver-assistance features. However, it doesn't come with the same capability or provide you with the same kind of traction or stability. While all-wheel drive is available, front-wheel drive is standard.

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Contact Paul Miller Subaru online, by phone or simply stop by today to learn more about this 2020 Subaru Outback vs. Ford Escape comparison and take a test drive. The Subaru Outback offers a safe, comfortable, and convenient drive with lots of features for drivers near Parsippany, Wayne, and Morristown.

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Compact SUVs like the Subaru Outback and Ford Escape are great for everything from running errands to getting safely through storms and slippery conditions. Which one has more of what you're looking for? Paul Miller Subaru put this Subaru Outback vs. Ford Escape comparison together to help drivers and families near Parsippany, Wayne, and Morristown decide.

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