Toyota RAV4 vs Ford Escape
Sporty SUVs like the RAV4 and Ford Escape are designed to be capable for everyone from commuters to families. So, which one is right for you?
To help drivers near Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison decide, Ron Hibbard Toyota put this Toyota RAV4 vs. Ford Escape comparison together. Read on to learn about available features and contact our team with any questions!
Toyota RAV4 vs Ford Escape Cargo Room
The RAV4 and Escape both offer seating for up to five people and convenient cargo room. They have very similar interior dimensions and each features 60/40 split fold-flat rear seats. However, the Toyota is slightly wider. This gives it an edge when it comes to helping you pack extra cargo.
|Cargo Room Behind 2nd Row||
37.6 cubic feet
34.0 cubic feet
|Cargo Room Behind 1st Row||
69.8 cubic feet
68.0 cubic feet
The Toyota RAV4 also makes it easier to tie longer cargo, like a kayak or a Christmas tree, to the roof. It has standard roof rails on every trim level, while the Ford Escape does not offer them on its first two trims.
Toyota RAV4 vs Ford Escape
The Toyota SUV keeps you protected with eight airbags, including front passenger seat-cushion airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags that cover both rows of seats.
The Ford model also has side curtain airbags, but it only has seven airbags and isn’t able to cover as much of the cabin.
You’ll also have peace of mind during your drive with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0). This standard system of driver assistance features gives you more awareness during your drive and prevents accidents with technology like:
- Road Sign Assist
- Lane Tracing Assist
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
While features similar to these are available in the Ford Escape, they don’t come standard on the first couple of trims. Every trim level of the Toyota RAV4 has the full lineup of TSS 2.0 features.
Toyota RAV4 vs Ford Escape Fuel Economy
On top of delivering convenient cargo room and keeping you safe, the Toyota RAV4 can also help you go further between stops for gas. It runs on a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i).
This efficient design gets paired with an 8-speed Electronically Control Automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). Together, this powertrain helps the Toyota RAV4 get up to an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway [i].
The Ford Escape offers several powertrains. However, none of them are as efficient as the Toyota. The best fuel economy it can offer comes from a 1.5L EcoBoost® engine that gets an EPA-estimated 23 MPG city and 30 MPG highway. This also works with a less capable 6-speed automatic transmission.
Test Drive Your Next SUV
Visit Ron Hibbard Toyota to test drive the safe and stylish Toyota RAV4. It provides families in Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison with peace of mind, lots of space, and great fuel economy. To learn more about this Toyota RAV4 vs. Ford Escape comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.
[i] 2019 preliminary MPG estimates determined by Toyota. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.