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Hey guys, I own a 13 SE 2.0 that will be handed down to my daughter. Other than the BMS system melting it has been a super reliable vehicle. I'm in the market for a new car, and I'm having a hard time choosing between the Mazda CX5, The Subaru Forester Sport, or another Escape. I've got the Escapes down to a 19 Titanium with 9500 miles for $24K OTD, and a 20 Titanium with 5500 miles for $29K OTD. I'm aware of the redesign for 20 and all that comes with it, but I'm thinking the 19 has less of a stiff ride. Am I imagining things? The tires seem lower profile, I wonder if that's it. The 20 was a rental in Florida, which bothers me a bit, and the 19 was a personal vehicle bought, serviced, and traded in at the same dealer selling it now. I'm probably overthinking things, and having a hard time pulling the trigger on one. Love to hear everyone's thoughts on the escapes and the others I've mention too. TIA
 

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Hey guys, I own a 13 SE 2.0 that will be handed down to my daughter. Other than the BMS system melting it has been a super reliable vehicle. I'm in the market for a new car, and I'm having a hard time choosing between the Mazda CX5, The Subaru Forester Sport, or another Escape. I've got the Escapes down to a 19 Titanium with 9500 miles for $24K OTD, and a 20 Titanium with 5500 miles for $29K OTD. I'm aware of the redesign for 20 and all that comes with it, but I'm thinking the 19 has less of a stiff ride. Am I imagining things? The tires seem lower profile, I wonder if that's it. The 20 was a rental in Florida, which bothers me a bit, and the 19 was a personal vehicle bought, serviced, and traded in at the same dealer selling it now. I'm probably overthinking things, and having a hard time pulling the trigger on one. Love to hear everyone's thoughts on the escapes and the others I've mention too. TIA
What engines?
 

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Hey guys, I own a 13 SE 2.0 that will be handed down to my daughter. Other than the BMS system melting it has been a super reliable vehicle. I'm in the market for a new car, and I'm having a hard time choosing between the Mazda CX5, The Subaru Forester Sport, or another Escape. I've got the Escapes down to a 19 Titanium with 9500 miles for $24K OTD, and a 20 Titanium with 5500 miles for $29K OTD. I'm aware of the redesign for 20 and all that comes with it, but I'm thinking the 19 has less of a stiff ride. Am I imagining things? The tires seem lower profile, I wonder if that's it. The 20 was a rental in Florida, which bothers me a bit, and the 19 was a personal vehicle bought, serviced, and traded in at the same dealer selling it now. I'm probably overthinking things, and having a hard time pulling the trigger on one. Love to hear everyone's thoughts on the escapes and the others I've mention too. TIA
I moved your thread here as you wanted to discuss the two Escapes along with other competitor vehicles.
 

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I test drove both the '19 and '20. We already own a '15 Titanium, so I based by opinion from that to the '19 to see if it was at least equal if not better. Then I drove the '20. I found the '20 Titanium to be comfortable, yet it gave me a feeling of being 'closed in' when compared to the '15 (I'm 6 foot, 240 pounds). The '20 simply felt 'smaller'. Then drove the '19 Titanium. It was optioned with the tan interior, top to bottom, sun roof and tow package along with 19 inch wheels. The '20 Titanium had none of what I mentioned except for sun roof...yet cost more with less options of the '19. The '19 was showroom new as was the '20. We ended up buying the '19 with incentives (military, rebates, closeout of model year), while the '20 offered only military. The biggest change to me was the feeling of being a smaller size inside of the '20.
 

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I would personally avoid the use rental vehicle. The other one sounds fine.
 

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I test drove both the '19 and '20. We already own a '15 Titanium, so I based by opinion from that to the '19 to see if it was at least equal if not better. Then I drove the '20. I found the '20 Titanium to be comfortable, yet it gave me a feeling of being 'closed in' when compared to the '15 (I'm 6 foot, 240 pounds). The '20 simply felt 'smaller'. Then drove the '19 Titanium. It was optioned with the tan interior, top to bottom, sun roof and tow package along with 19 inch wheels. The '20 Titanium had none of what I mentioned except for sun roof...yet cost more with less options of the '19. The '19 was showroom new as was the '20. We ended up buying the '19 with incentives (military, rebates, closeout of model year), while the '20 offered only military. The biggest change to me was the feeling of being a smaller size inside of the '20.
I own the 2017 titanium. Pretty much the same vehicle as the 2019. However, I have driven the 20 as a loaner for two weeks. I thought the performance was comparable. So it really comes down to personal preference. Mostly on appearance. 17 vs 20:

1 The windshield is less tilted and the dash isn’t as deep on the 20. Which cuts down on the heat I get from the larger 17 windshield.
2. The gauges and larger touch screen is nice on the 20. But I hate that the touch screen looks like an iPad was glued to the dash. I prefer the look of the touch screen integrated into the dash of the 17.
3. The rear ended of the 20 is more attractive. It looks wider and the rear spoiler above the window is an upgrade. I never really cared for how my 17 looks from behind. The 17 looks incompetent without a spoiler. (I added a spoiler to my 17).
4. The front end design of the 20 has a Poor mans Porsche appearance. I never liked the gray slat grill of my 17. I replaced mine with a honeycomb grill.
5. The headroom in the 20 is lower. Not a problem for me. I’m 5’9. But a problem for others.
6. The drivers seat sits lower in the 20 than in the 17.
Overall the 20 felt closer to a car than an SUV. Which I believe was done intentionally so as not to compete with the new small bronco SUV Technically the 17 is a crossover. But it still feels closer to the Cherokee SUV I previously downed than the 20 does.
 
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