In talks with the dealer here for an XT Premium for the wife. We're about three months away from buying but if we need to order what we want it could be a twelve week wait. All we want is a Premium in white with a couple accessories. We've also tested the 13 Escape ecoboost 2.0 with "awd" and she likes it but we hate the way they look.
If I didn't get z-plan pricing I would go with the Forester right now based on what I can read on paper. If it drives as good or better than the Escape it's a done deal.