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2020 Ford EcoSport vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review

New 2020 Ford EcoSport

2020 Ford
EcoSport

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New 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Subaru
Crosstrek

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MSRP*
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$19,995 to $27,715
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$22,245 to $27,995
Invoice* $19,595 to $27,161 $21,108 to $26,411
MPG - City 23 - 27 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 29 29 - 34
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford EcoSport offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Crosstrek, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford EcoSport and the Subaru Crosstrek.

Convenience
With the Subaru Crosstrek, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford EcoSport, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford EcoSport will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Crosstrek. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford EcoSport is much higher than that for the Subaru Crosstrek.

Dimensions
Since the Ford EcoSport is much slimmer than the Subaru Crosstrek, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford EcoSport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Crosstrek.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford EcoSport doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Crosstrek.

Handling
The Ford EcoSport has the same turning radius as the Subaru Crosstrek, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford EcoSport is clearly the choice over the Subaru Crosstrek for pulling heavy loads. The Ford EcoSport has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford EcoSport and the Subaru Crosstrek. The Ford EcoSport has less cargo space than the Subaru Crosstrek, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Ford EcoSport comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Crosstrek.