Against Its Fiercest Ford SUV Rival, Subaru Outback Goes All In

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The Subaru Outback vs The Ford Escape: A Crossover with More Than Just a Name

Ford is one brand which drivers tend to associate with powertrain and capability, thanks to their trucks and SUVs. If you hear "Ford" you might think of machismo and capability over much else. However, when it comes to certain important qualities an SUV should have, such as safety, fuel efficiency, or traction, we find that the Ford Escape SUV is one crossover that falls drastically short. Here at Kirby Subaru of Ventura, we want to show you everything that the Subaru Outback can do for you by putting it side-by-side against the Ford Escape to see which crossover reigns supreme. Our dealership is located less than 15 minutes outside Camarillo and we are proudly serving Santa Barbara.

  • Capability: All trims of the Subaru Outback in Ventura feature the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction capability when the roads in Ventura or Santa Barbara may get slick. The Ford Escaper comes available with a four-wheel drive system, but it is absent from the base trim level.
  • Fuel Economy: The Outback can travel an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, whereas, the Ford Escape can travel up to 21 mpg in the city of Santa Barbara and 27 mpg on the highway.

  • Interior Space: The Outback is the more spacious choice in midsize crossovers near Ventura with a passenger volume of 108.1 cubic feet and a cargo volume of 35.5 cubic feet, offering more flexibility when traveling to Oxnard. The Ford Escape provides 98.7 cubic feet of passenger volume with 34 cubic feet of cargo space.
  • Safety: The Subaru Outback gives you a good advantage in Newbury Park rush hour traffic with standard EyeSight® Driver Assist features like the Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management system. These safety features have their Ford equivalents but are absent from the base trim levels of this crossover.
  • Ratings: The Outback carries the most prestigious status of Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for highway Safety (IIHS) for its superior crash prevention and many other important categories. The Ford Escape falls short in many categories and is not a Top Safety Pick.

Test Drive the Subaru Outback Today

If you seek a crossover that gives you more for less, both now and in the long-run, the new Subaru Outback is the right choice for you. Stop by Kirby Subaru of Ventura and test drive this new crossover today!

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Kirby Subaru of Ventura

6404 Auto Center Dr
Directions Ventura, CA 93003

  • Sales: 855-871-0833
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