Subaru vs Ford in Tilton, NH

Subaru VS Ford At Belknap Subaru

Love is what makes a Subaru a Subaru and drivers across New Hampshire and beyond love their Subaru. Why? There are so many things to love about a new Subaru, ranging from reliable performance that lasts to an unmatched commitment to safety. Subaru SUVs are the perfect for every adventure you have in mind with amazing adaptability and off-road capabilities. When it comes to community, Belknap Subaru is proud to give give back to charities and organizations here at home and across the country through our commitment to the Subaru Love Promise.

We aren't tooting our own horn with how much we love Subaru, Subaru is also highly awarded:

- Kelley Blue Book's Most Trusted Brand for five years running
Rated #1 in owner satisfaction, according to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index
Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own of all brands for 2019, according to Kelley Blue Book
97% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today

With so many reasons to love a Subaru, you may have a hard time choosing between the 8 well-equipped models that make up the Subaru family.

Subaru Ascent VS Ford Explorer:

There is a new 3-row family SUV to take your family on weekend adventures, the Subaru Ascent. No matter where the road may go the Ascent is ready with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, 27 highway mpg., and the ability to tow up to 5,000 lbs. The Ford Explorer, however, isn't nearly as fuel-efficient with its less capable all-wheel-drive system that will cost you extra.

Not only is the Subaru Ascent more fuel-efficient and equally as powerful as the Ford Explorer, but it is also more spacious. The Explorer can only seat up to 7 with 81.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. While the Ascent offers seating for up to 8 and 86.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

Standard safety is just one more way that the Subaru Ascent leaves the Ford Explorer behind. EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and Rear-Seat Reminder are standard on every Ascent. Many of the same safety features are only available on select trim levels of the Ford Explorer.

Long-Lasting Quality:

If you look around Claremont you will see Subaru vehicles from all different generations and that is because Subaru builds every vehicle for the long road. In fact, many Subaru drivers wear 200,000-miles as a badge of honor and 97% of all Subaru models sold in the last ten years are still on the road today. Subaru has also been awarded for their long-lasting quality and amazing ability to maintain value. Which has lead to ALG awarding Subaru with their Top Brand for Residual Value award.

Unmatched Performance:

Whether you are running errands around Tilton or taking the road less traveled a new Subaru is ready for every adventure. Subaru vehicles are unique with a BOXER engine and standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

  • Subaru BOXER Engine: The horizontally opposed BOXER engine delivers smooth, powerful, lasting, and efficient performance. The flat design of the BOXER engine allows the pistons to cancel out each other's vibration for smooth performance and also puts less stress on the engine for long-lasting quality.
  • Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: For many Plymouth drivers the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is the driving reason to choose a Subaru over the competition. Winter storms are no match for Subaru's as the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system evenly supplies power to all four wheels and will automatically shift power from wheels with less traction to those with more to maintain a commanding grip on the road.
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    Subaru Safety VS Ford Safety Features

    There is a lot to love about Subaru and one of the best reasons is Subaru's unmatched commitment to safety. Which has lead Subaru to have 9 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ vehicles for 2019 and a lot list of other safety awards; like 5-Star Overall safety ratings and the highest crash-test scores. Ford can't say the same when it comes to safety. While Ford does equip many of its vehicles with Ford Co-Polit360, Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is a higher rated collection of safety features. Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology has also been proven to reduce rear-end collisions that result with injuries by up to 85% in a recent study.

  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technology: Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, and Pre-Collision Throttle Management.
  • Ford Co-Poilt360: Pre-Collision Assist With Automatic Emergency Braking, BLIS Blind Spot Information System With Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, and Auto High-Beam Assist.
  • Subaru also has several other safety features that Ford doesn't offer. Like LED Steering Responsive Headlights, Rear Seat Reminder or Subaru DriverFocus Distracted Driver Mitigation System. Subaru DriverFocus monitors the driver for signs of drowsy and distracted driving to alert the drive to bring their attention back to the road or to take a break.


    Subaru's Award-Winning & Long-Lasting Quality:

    One other way that Subaru leaves Ford behind is with unmatched long-lasting quality thanks to a BOXER engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Together these two features provide every Subaru with a smooth and efficient performance that is built for the long road ahead. The BOXER engine features horizontally opposed pistons that cancel out engine vibration. This is why 97% of all Subaru models sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today and Subaru driver's wear 200,000-miles like a badge of honor. Subaru vehicles also maintain their value better and have the highest resale of any brand on the road.


    Subaru Forester VS Ford Escape:

    One popular Ford model that is often in the running with the Subaru Forester is the Escape. However, the Ford Escape offers significantly less interior passenger and cargo space, safety and connective multimedia features will cost extra, and less capable performance when it comes to taking the road less traveled.


    Interior Dimensions:

    No matter if you volunteered to carpool for the soccer game or heading out on a road trip, you want all of our passengers to be comfortable no matter where they sit. The Subaru Forester offers a more spacious and luxurious interior cabin that is ready for every adventure. The Ford Escape only has 98.7 cubic feet of passenger space with a maximum cargo area of 68 cubic feet. While the Subaru Forester has 111.9 cubic feet of seating for 5 and a maximum cargo space of 76.1 cubic feet. The Forester also features 60/40 folding and reclining rear seats for ideal passenger comfort.


    Powertrain & Performance:

    Fuel efficiency and powerful performance are two things that everyone is looking for behind the wheel of their next SUV. Both the Escape and Forester offer impressive performance, but when it comes to taking the road less traveled and long-lasting quality the Subaru Forester comes on top. The 182 horsepower, four-cylinder BOXER engine powering the Forester is equipped with Auto Start-Stop Technology to get up to 33 highway mpg. None of the three powertrain options that the Ford Escape offers come close to the same level of fuel efficiency with or without all-wheel-drive. Not every engine is available with all-wheel-drive that will end up costing you an extra $4,000 for similar capability that is standard on the Forester.


    The Subaru Forester with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive gives the Forester a commanding grip on the road regardless of terrain or conditions. The available X-Mode with Hill Descent Control enhances the foresters capability by working with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to optimize engine output and transmission ratios to reduce individual wheel spin. The Ford Escape does not offer a similar performance feature to off-road adventures.


    Advanced Safety Features:

    Safety has been one of many things that Subaru excels at one more way that the Subaru Forester outshines the Ford Escape. While the Escape does offer a wide variety of advanced safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, they are available on select models. Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is standard on every Forester model and includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Pre-Collision Braking, and Pre-Collision Throttle Management. The Forester is also the only SUV in its class with a distracted and drowsy driver mitigation system; Subaru DriverFocus. The Forester is also available with LED Steering Responsive Headlights which are not offered on the Ford Escape.


    Multimedia Connectivity:

    The Subaru Forester keeps your favorite tunes playing and your passengers charge and connected with more multimedia features. Subaru STARLINK multimedia comes standard with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto as well as Bluetooth connectivity. To get similar connectivity you will have to select more expensive trim levels of the Escape that feature SYNC3. The Forester also includes dual front and rear-seat USB ports and 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity.

    See How Subaru Vehicles Outshine The Competition

    It is always a good idea to do a little research and see what the competition has to offer when shopping for a new vehicle and to help Tilton drives discovery everything Subaru has to offer we have done the work for you. Then the only thing left for you to do will be to come down to Belknap Subaru and get behind the wheel of a new Outback, Legacy or WRX to fully experience everything a new Subaru has to offer. Before we dive into individual model comparisons, we want to highlight all of the ways that Subaru as a whole stands out from the competition.

    Subaru Safety:

    One of the best reasons for Laconia drivers to get behind the wheel of a new Subaru is safety. When it comes to safety Subaru is top dog with 8 models in their 2019 lineup receiving IIHS Top Safety Pick+ titles and Subaru models consistently receive the highest crash-test ratings; which is excellent. Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is also among the top-rated safety features on the road today and in a recent study was found to reduce rear-end collision with injuries by 85%. Subaru EyeSight is standard on every Forester, Legacy, Outback, and Ascent and is available on more Crosstrek, Impreza, and WRX models than ever before. Subaru STARLINK Safety & Security is another collection of advanced safety features that every Subaru offers and includes Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assist, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and much more.

    Subaru safety goes far beyond the latest technology, it starts with the Subaru Global Platform, BOXER engine, and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Together these three components of every Subaru provide Plymouth drivers with confidence behind the wheel. The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system provides a commanding grip on the road with unmatched stability, traction, and control from supplying and shifting power between all four wheels. While the BOXER engines unique horizontal design and placement provide a low center of gravity. The BOXER engine is also designed to break away from the drive train in the event of a head-on collision and push under the passenger cabin for better occupant protection. The Subaru Global Platform uses extensive high-strength steel for a sturdy frame that absorbs crash energy and protects passengers.