Compare the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs. The 2017 Ford Escape Orlando


Compare the New Subaru Crosstrek and the Ford Escape for Your Orlando Adventures

When you make the excellent decision to pursue a crossover SUV for your Orlando excursions, vehicles like the Subaru Crosstrek and the Ford Escape most likely come to mind. That's partly because these two competitors offer an ideal balance of power and efficiency for your daily driving needs. However, let's take a more in-depth look at these popular crossovers to determine which model best matches your style of adventure in the Lakeland and Kissimmee communities.

How Does the Performance of the New Crosstrek Compare to the New Escape?

Not many vehicles can compare with the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek from Peacock Subaru! Not only does the Subaru Crosstrek 2017 model lineup shine on the streets of Orlando, but it also handles well as you maneuver over slippery driving surfaces, sand and loose gravel. The Subaru crossover features the brand's standard Symmetrical All Wheel Drive (AWD), and comes designed around the efficiency this symmetrical system provides. In comparison, the Ford crossover comes standard as a Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicle, and if you want to add a non-symmetrical AWD system as an option, you'll have to pay much more up front. Additionally, the Crosstrek offers higher ground clearance than the Escape, giving you more freedom to explore off the beaten path.

Many Orlando-area drivers place safety first when searching for a new or pre-owned vehicle. That's one area that Subaru has firmly established a reputation for excellence. The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek recently earned its designation as a 2017 Top Safety Pick from the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The model received the highest rating in all five crash test areas, as well as a Superior rating due to its collision avoidance and mitigation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also gave the new Crosstrek a perfect five-star score for crashworthiness. In comparison to the Subaru, the Ford Escape earned similar scores. However, the Ford model faltered in the IIHS small overlap front testing area.

When it comes to fuel economy, the 2017 Crosstrek also outshines the 2017 Escape. When equipped with the model's Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the Crosstrek can earn up to 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. In comparison, the Escape offers only 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, much less than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Safety First in the New Subaru Crosstrek

Both crossover vehicles offer a variety of advanced safety features, ranging from a standard rearview camera to optional driver-assist technologies. The Subaru Crosstrek takes this tech up a notch by offering a wide range of features as part of the EyeSight safety system. The Crosstrek Premium and Limited trim models offer forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, steering-responsive fog lights, adaptive cruise control, and more. Come to Peacock Subaru today to explore additional standard and optional Subaru technology features!

Request a Crosstrek Test Drive at Our Orlando Subaru Dealership

Whether you're a weekend adventure-seeker or you simply want to travel around town in style, the Subaru Crosstrek could serve as your ideal commuter. That's why our Subaru sales consultants stay eager to show off our comprehensive selection of new Subaru Crosstrek models for sale to Orlando and Kissimmee drivers! Request your private Crosstrek test drive and inquire about our wallet-friendly finance solutions today!

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