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No surprise there. BTW, Ford is also equipping the Escape with a 3 cylinder turbo.
 

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The Ecosport, when I tested it against the Crosstrek, didn't seem in the same catagory. Really a Ford Fiesta, it seemed way underpowered (made the Crosstrek feel great) and incredibly cheap. My hunch is that to make the Ecosport keep up with traffic the mileage from the three cylinder would be awful. Smooth as silk compared to an old Saab 92 3 cylinder 2 stroke, but that is a pretty low bar.
 

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I drove my friend's Escape before I drove a Crosstrek. It was like comparing a locomotive to a tricycle. The difference in build quality was apparent within seconds.
 

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No surprise there. BTW, Ford is also equipping the Escape with a 3 cylinder turbo.
don’t laugh at a 3 cylinder turbo...Koenigsegg made a 600 bhp bi turbo 3 cylinder and put in their hybrid supercar. It’s lit. I’d want it in my car. Check it out on drive tribe.
 

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A landslide.....

I still disagree with their take on the 152 hp being under powered. It’s quite adequate for being a daily driver/highway commuter. If you have a lead foot and love to mash the pedal to the floor at every light and intersection...than maybe not. For me...it fills the bill.
 

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I bought a 2019 Ecosport last June. It was OK. Period. 13 gallon fuel tank was useless. I traded it in on my Crosstrek in October.
 

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I have a (personal) 2018 Crosstrek Limited and a 2019 Ford Escape (work vehicle). Somewhat similar but the power in the Crosstrek goes on much longer than the Escape. Both are fine in the city but the Subie is much better on the highway.
 
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