If you’re new to the auto scene, you might not know this, but SUVs used to be ubiquitously sporty. Sport utility vehicles lived up to their name. Times have changed and these weekend warriors have mostly become pavement cruisers, family haulers, and errand runners. But there are still a few SUVs that remember their roots. The 2019 Ford Escape is one of them. Though the Escape is a compact crossover, there’s still plenty of oomph in it. To show you what we mean, we’ll compare it to a very popular vehicle in the same class: the Subaru Forester.