Ford vs Subaru: Brand Comparison

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Subaru vs. Ford

It is one thing for a car brand to have one superior model, and it is another for the entire brand to stand superior to its competition, and when it comes to Subaru it is the latter. Here at Royal Subaru, we maintain a well-stocked inventory of Subaru cars and SUVs from which to choose in a variety of different trim levels, but we also want to help make sure that you are given a car-search experience that is as easy and stress-free as possible. So, to help save you time, and prove our Subaru superiority, we have gone ahead and compared our 2018 Subaru Lineup to each vehicle's competing Ford model in matters like cost, performance, comfort, and safety.

  
2018 Subaru Impreza2018 Ford Focus

The 2018 Subaru Impreza vs. The 2018 Ford Focus

  • Both vehicles come with a five-speed manual transmission and feature a 2.0-liter I4 engine, but unlike the 2018 Ford Focus, the 2018 Subaru Impreza comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive which provides a far better handle on the road. 
  • Inside, the 2018 Subaru Impreza offers a far more spacious interior for its five passengers than the 2018 Ford Focus. 
  • Technology-wise, the 2018 Subaru Impreza stands out with its Subaru STARLINK(™) Multimedia System. 
  • The 2018 Subaru Impreza also stands out in matters of safety thanks to the Subaru-exclusive EyeSight® Driver-Assist Technology Suite. 
  • Both vehicles are also available as both four-door sedan models and five-door hatchbacks. 
 
2018 Subaru Legacy2018 Ford Fusion

The 2018 Subaru Legacy vs. The 2018 Ford Fusion

  • The 2018 Subaru Legacy also breaks away from the 2018 Ford Fusion in matters of performance thanks to the better level of control and handling it gets from its standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive System. 
  • The 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5-liter I4 SUBARU BOXER® engine delivers better basic fuel economy than the 2018 Ford Fusion and its 2.5-liter I4 engine. 
  • Regarding interior space, the 2018 Subaru Legacy offers a more spacious cabin for its five passengers than the 2018 Ford Fusion. 
  • Safety-wise, the 2018 Subaru Legacy stands out thanks to Subaru STARLINK® Safety and Security, as well as the available Subaru EyeSight® Driver-Assist Technology Suite. 
  • Entertainment-wise, the 2018 Subaru Legacy features a Subaru STARLINK® Multimedia System. 
 
2018 Subaru Crosstrek2018 Ford EcoSport

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. The 2018 Ford Ecosport

  • Under the hood, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek packs a larger engine than the 2018 Ford EcoSport-a 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER® I4 Engine compared to a 1.0-liter I3 Turbo EcoBoost engine-and delivers more basic horsepower and more basic torque than the 2018 Ford EcoSport. 
  • Unlike the 2018 Ford EcoSport, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is available with a six-speed manual transmission, and that level of sport is also met with a higher level of stability and control with the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek's standard Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive System. 
  • The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek offers a more spacious cabin for its five passengers than the 2018 Ford EcoSport, and the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek offers a greater basic towing capacity than the 2018 Ford EcoSport. 
  • Technology-wise, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek has the upper hand with its Subaru STARLINK(™) Multimedia System with STARLINK(™) Safety and Security. 
  • Safety-wise, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is also available with the Subaru EyeSight® Driver-Assist Technology Suite. 
  
2018 Subaru Forester2018 Ford Escape

The 2018 Subaru Forester vs. The 2018 Ford Escape

  • Starting with cost, the 2018 Subaru Forester boasts a lower starting price than the 2018 Ford Escape. 
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester packs a 2.5-liter I4 SUBARU BOXER engine that unleashes more horsepower and more torque than the 2018 Ford Escape's 2.5-liter I4 while also matching it in fuel economy. 
  • Unlike the 2018 Ford Escape, the 2018 Subaru Forester comes standard with Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive System. 
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester also stands out with an extra level of sport manifested in its available six-speed manual transmission. 
  • Safety-wise, the 2018 Subaru Forester earns a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick when it includes EyeSight® and Steering Responsive Headlights. 
 
2018 Subaru Outback2018 Ford Explorer

The 2018 Subaru Outback vs. The 2018 Ford Explorer

  • Cost-wise, the 2018 Subaru Outback boasts a far lower starting price than the 2018 Ford Explorer. 
  • The 2018 Subaru Outback boasts a smaller engine-a 2.5-liter I4 SUBARU BOXER engine compared to the 2018 Ford Explorer's 3.5-liter V6-but the 2018 Subaru Outback boasts a better fuel economy. 
  • The 2018 Subaru Outback also stands out from its competition with better balance on the road and control of its power thanks to its standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive. 
  • Technology-wise, the 2018 Subaru Outback features a Subaru STARLINK(™) Infotainment system while the 2018 Ford Explorer features a Sync®-backed infotainment system. 
  • The 2018 Subaru Outback stands out in matters of safety with its available EyeSight® Driver-Assist Technology Suite. 
 

2018 Subaru WRX2018 Ford Focus Hatchback ST

2018 Subaru WRX vs. 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback ST

     
  • Starting with performance, the 2018 Subaru WRX's 2.0-liter I4 Turbo SUBARU BOXER engine packs more horsepower than the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback ST's 2.0-liter EcoBoost I4 Turbo engine. 
  • While the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback ST comes with front-wheel drive, the 2018 Subaru WRX comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and offers a higher level of stability, balance and control to go with its high level of power. 
  • Inside, the 2018 Subaru WRX offers a much more spacious interior for its five passengers than the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback ST. 
  • In matters of entertainment, the 2018 Subaru WRX stands out with its Subaru STARLINK(™) Infotainment System. 
  • Regarding safety, the 2018 Subaru WRX stands out once again with its available EyeSight® Driver-Assist Technology Suite. 

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While it is easy to distinguish each Subaru model's superiority over its Ford competition, the only way you can experience the superior driving experience iconic of every Subaru model and therefore truly knowing if it is the best possible vehicle for your lifestyle is by getting behind the wheel yourself. So, visit our dealership and take a test drive today. We proudly serve the drivers of Bloomington, as well as the drivers of Indianapolis, Columbus, IN; Greenwood, iN; and Martinsville, IN. If you have any questions regarding our current inventory of new or used Subaru vehicles, please feel free to contact us directly either by email or over the phone for more information.

 
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