2020 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Ford Escape
2020 Subaru Forester 2020 Ford Escape
All-Wheel Drive
  Standard $1,605 Option
Cargo Space
  76.1 cu. ft. 65.4 cu. ft.
Infotainment Display
  6.5-in. touchscreen 4.2-in. display screen
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  Standard Available on other styles

2020 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Ford Escape

Serving Charlottesville, VA

While there are many compact crossover models on the market today, finding one ideal for running around town and using on weekend adventures is not easy to do. Now that you have narrowed down the options to the 2020 Subaru Forester and the 2020 Ford Escape, you need to know how these models stack up.


While the Forester and the Escape are in the same automotive class, they stand apart dramatically on the road. For 2020, the Forester continues to have a bold presence on the road with an aerodynamic profile, beefy haunches, and exceptional ground clearance. Its exterior features a panoramic moonroof, black molding throughout the lower body, LED headlights, fog lamps, and more. The 2020 Ford Escape, on the other hand, has an elongated grille and a dual-bulb headlight design. The curvature over the Escape’s hood and roof are extensive.


If you choose to take home the 2020 Forester, your crossover SUV may have cloth, sport cloth, or leather material based on the trim selected. The modern interior design and spacious cabin are highlighted by features like three digital display screens, a rotary knob for the drive mode selector, a premium sound system, smart device integration, a heated steering wheel, Subaru STARLINK, and more. The Escape’s interior features for 2020 could include a sound system, a color display screen that floats over the dashboard, mounted functions on the steering wheel, a climate management system, powered adjustments for the front seats, and more.


Performance capabilities require your full attention before you narrow down your selection to a specific model. The Forester is outfitted by the same 2.5-liter BOXER engine across all of its trims. This 181-horsepower gas engine is tied to a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission. The Ford Escape’s base powertrain is a 2.5-liter EcoBoost design.

Umansky Subaru is the place to go for a Forester test drive. Call or email ahead of your arrival to set up a dedicated appointment time with one of our sales associates.