2018 Escape vs. RAV4

2018 Ford Escape vs. Toyota RAV4

How Does the 2018 Ford Escape Compare to the 2018 Toyota RAV4?

If you're in the market for a new compact crossover SUV, then you're undoubtedly looking for spacious comfort and versatility, a strong performance, and as with any new vehicle, a high-level of technology features throughout the vehicle. The new 2018 Ford Escape offers all of the above and so much more all wrapped up in three attractive trim levels: S, SE and Titanium. Whether you're looking for an SUV that's friendly for the whole family, one with enough power to handle your towing needs or a vehicle with the versatile capability of an SUV but the heart of a smaller more athletic car, the new 2018 Ford Escape is the right fit for you. To demonstrate just how special the new 2018 Escape is, we're going to compare it to the new 2018 Toyota RAV4 and let you see side by side how the Escape sets the bar for the rest of the competition.

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

  • The Escape has a less expensive starting price than the RAV4. The Escape starts at $23,750 MSRP while the RAV4 starts at $24,410 MSRP.
  • The RAV4 has a slightly more powerful standard engine in terms of horsepower, producing 176-horsepower compared to 168-horsepower from the Escape, but that's the only engine option it offers. The Escape, on the other hand, offers two other turbocharged engine options, including an available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 245-horsepower.
  • If you're in need of towing power, the Escape offers far more of it. When properly equipped, the Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds, while the RAV4 maxes out at 1,500 pounds.
  • Both vehicles come with multimedia systems, Ford SYNC 3 and Toyota Entune, respectively, but the SYNC 3 system is the only one that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • The Escape offers more front and rear leg and headroom, allowing you and your passengers to stretch out.

With so much more to discover in the three attractive 2018 Ford Escape trim levels, the only way to figure out which one is the best fit for you is to come take one out for a test drive at Longmont Ford today!

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