In the world of compact crossovers, drivers in Saratoga Springs aren't hurting for choices. There are many competent options in the crowded segment, but the Subaru Forester offers a unique experience, excelling both on the road and off it. Two competitors that are often compared to the Forester include the Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape. Both models have their strengths, but when compared to the Forester, they have trouble matching up.

Subaru Forester vs. Nissan Rogue

  • Performance: Under the hood, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine powers the Forester with 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable automatic transmission and Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel-drive system are standard equipment. The Rogue also gets a 2.5-liter engine, but its power output falls slightly behind, generating 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. You can get all-wheel-drive on the Rogue, but it will cost you significantly more.

  • Technology: The Forester and the Rogue both come standard with smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. They also offer several advanced driver aids on the base trim level. However, the Subaru Forester comes standard with adaptive cruise control. To get adaptive cruise control on the Rogue, you have to go all the way to the top trim level.

  • Interior: Rear-seat passengers will enjoy the extra hip room, legroom, and shoulder room of the Forester compared to the Rogue. In terms of maximum cargo capacity, the two models are about even, with the Forester providing just one extra square foot of space.

  • Off-Road/Winter Driving: True to the brand's reputation, the Forester delivers better capability off the beaten path with standard all-wheel-drive, all-season tires, an extra ground clearance. The Forester also features the available X-Mode traction system with hill-descent control.

  • Subaru Forester vs. Ford Escape

    • Performance: The two models are even in terms of standard horsepower, with the Forester delivering 182 to the Escape's 181. Like all Subaru models, the Forester includes symmetrical all-wheel-drive as standard equipment. The Escape's conventional all-wheel-drive system is only available as an optional add-on. Looking to take your adventures away from the asphalt? The Forester is ready with more ground clearance and the X-Mode traction control system.

    • Interior: The Forester is more accommodating for passengers throughout the cabin, with nearly 112 cubic feet of space. The Escape offers just shy of 99 cubic feet. The same is true for cargo capacity, as the Forester provides 71 cubic feet to the Escape's 65.5.

  • Technology: The Forester is better-equipped out of the box, with a touchscreen infotainment system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. You can get these on the Escape, but they aren't available on the base trim. The Forester also delivers the full EyeSight suite of driver-assistance technologies, including adaptive cruise control. Ford's Co-Pilot360 is standard on the Escape, but it doesn't include adaptive cruise control.
  • Test Drive the Subaru Forester near Ballston Spa and Greenwich, NY

    If you're searching for a versatile, feature-packed compact crossover that's capable on the road and off it, come see for yourself what the new Subaru Forester has to offer. For more information about available models and finance options, contact the team at Saratoga Subaru. If you'd like to get behind the wheel and try it out for yourself, visit us in Saratoga Springs, where we'll be glad to set you up with a test drive.

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