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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 Subaru Forester
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 Subaru Forester
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 Subaru Forester
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 Subaru Forester
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 Subaru Forester
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 Subaru Forester

Model Line Overview
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 Subaru Forester
Model lineup: Ford Escape Hybrid 2WD ($26,380); 4WD ($28,005) Subaru Forester 2.5X ($19,995); 2.5X Performance Package ($22,495); L.L. Bean Edition ($25,995); XT ($26,195); XT Limited ($28,195)
Engines: Hybrid powertrain with 2.3-liter inline 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine, permanent magnet electric motor, regenerative braking system and 330-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack 170-hp 2.5-liter sohc horizontally opposed 4; 224-hp 2.5-liter turbocharged dohc horizontally opposed 4
Transmissions: continuously variable (CVT) 5-speed manual; 4-speed automatic
Safety equipment:
dual front airbags, LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) system, perimeter alarm frontal airbags, side-impact airbags, curtain airbags; electronic stability control, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Safety equipment:
safety canopy with side air curtains and front side-impact airbags, 24-hour roadside assistance N/A
Basic warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles plus extended warranty of a minimum of 8 years/100,000 miles on CVT, hybrid battery pack and DC converter) 3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in: Kansas City, Missouri Gunma, Japan

Specifications As Tested
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 Subaru Forester
Model tested (MSRP): Ford Escape Hybrid 2WD ($26,380) Subaru Forester XT Limited ($28,195)
Standard equipment: fog lamps, privacy glass, power windows/locks/mirrors, lift gate with flip-up glass, roof rack with 2 crossbars, rear defroster and two-speed rear wiper, six-way power driver's seat, AM/FMM with in-dash 6-CD changer, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, message center, air conditioning, illuminated entry, four-wheel dics brakes with anti-lock system, remote entry, 16-inch aluminum wheels, 235/70 all-season tires leather-trimmed interior, automatic climate control, power moonroof, power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, power locks, power moonroof, cold weather package, console, cruise control, fog lamps, 10-way power driver's seat, 6CD with MP3 and 6-speaker sound system, 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, tinted glass, reclining folding 60/40 rear seat, roofrails, steering wheel audio switches
Options as tested (MSRP): appearance package ($625), energy/audiophile/navigation system ($1,850), safety package ($595), rear floor mats ($25), 110-volt power outlet ($110), leather comfort group ($575), retractable cargo cover ($75) N/A
Destination charge: ($590) ($665)
Gas guzzler tax: N/A N/A
Price as tested (MSRP) $30,825 $28,860
Layout: front engine (rear battery pack), front-wheel drive all-wheel drive
Engine: 2.3-liter, 16-valve, dohc Atkinson Cycle inline four plus 65-watt (87 hp) electric traction motor and 28-watt (38-hp) motor for recharging battery pack 2.5-liter dohc turbocharged boxer 4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 133 hp @ 6000 rpm (plus electric motor) 224 @ 5200
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm): 129 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm (plus electric motor) 226 @ 2800
Transmission: continuously variable transmission 4-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 36/31 mpg 19/24 mpg
Wheelbase: 103.2 in. 103.0 in.
Length/width/height: 174.9/71.8/70.0 in. 179.5/70.1/66.9 in.
Track, f/r: 61.1/60.2 in. 60.2/60.2 in.
Turning circle: 37.7 ft. 34.4 ft.
Seating capacity: 5 5
Head/hip/leg room, f: 40.4/53.4/41.6 in. 40.0/52.9/43.1 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m: N/A N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r: 39.2/49.1/36.3 in. 37.7/52.7/38.0 in.
Cargo volume: 65.5 cu. ft. 68.3 cu. ft.
Payload N/A N/A
Towing capacity: N/A 2400 Lbs.
Suspension, f: independent independent, MacPherson struts
Suspension, r: independent independent, double wishbone
Ground clearance: 8 in. 8.9 in.
Curb weight: 3620 Lbs. 3440 Lbs.
Tires: 235/70R16 225/55R17
Brakes, f/r: disc/disc disc/disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity: 15.0 gal. 16.9 gal.

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 Subaru Forester

(MSRP) effective as of
December 01, 2004.

Manufacturer Info Sources:
(800) 392-3673 (FORD)

(MSRP) effective as of
March 05, 2008.

Manufacturer Info Sources:

  • Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
  • All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP).
  • Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
  • N/A: Information not available or not applicable.