2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

ford escape compared to toyota rav4

Ford's tough and strong reputations are well-supported by the new Ford Escape. Compact crossovers have become one of the most popular vehicles in the country and the Escape is leading the way. Modern technological features combined with great style and affordability make the Ford Escape a top player in the crossover game. Ford is one of the most respected American automotive companies and the Escape has been a staple in its lineup for almost two decades. How does it compare to other top crossovers, though?

Let's put it head to head with the Toyota RAV4. Toyota is another auto giant and the RAV4 is an extremely formidable opponent. We have done some preliminary research on the RAV4 and we have the results. These model research and comparison pages are part of our commitment to deliver the best possible customer service to you. Read on to see what we found.

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2018 Ford Escape (base) Vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4 (base)
$23,850 Starting MSRP $24,510
169 horsepower, 2.5L I4 Base engine option 176 horsepower, 2.5L I4
Available Parking assist Not available
Standard LED brake lights Not available

2018 Ford Escape capability

It looks great at it performs well, but one reason we like crossovers is that they are more capable than regular old cars. The Escape may be smaller than a full-size SUV, but it flexes its muscles. With a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs., the Escape will get the job done. In addition to the base 4-cylinder engine above, there are two other options so drivers will all needs can be satisfied. The 1.5L EcoBoost and 2.0L EcoBoost engines will give drivers a whole new feel, and the latter is powered by an impressive 245 horses. Intelligent four-wheel-drive monitors your traction and road conditions. This system can automatically transfer torque from the front wheels to the back wheels as needed.

There is so much more to the new Escape than we can write about here. Come on by Highland Ford and check it out for yourself. We have multiple trim levels in stock so be sure to experience each one to know what suits your preferences. Schedule a test drive online or give us a call and we'll get you on the road!


ford escape cockpit, black seats
ford escape cargo area, seats folded down
blue ford escape on rural road
ford escape touchscreen display



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