Originally Posted by RicersWetDream
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.
That's almost exactly what we're doing, except with an XT vs. Explorer instead. It'll be her car, so it's her choice.
I like the Forester much better. Better sized, tighter handling, and no stupid (and dangerous) touch screen. The Explorer actually has touch screen HVAC.