2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

Consumers have many choices for compact SUVs, but a model that stands head and shoulders above the rest is the outstanding 2018 Ford Escape, with its quick acceleration, excellent handling, plenty of cargo space and advanced multimedia technologies. One of the Escape's compact SUV competitors is the Toyota RAV4. See how they measure up in this 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 comparison.

A big advantage that the Escape has over the RAV4 is for performance. It offers three state-of-the-art engine options, including the 2.5L I-4 (168-hp/170 lb-ft of torque), the 1.5L EcoBoost I-4 (179-hp/177 lb-ft of torque) and the 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 (245-hp/275 lb-ft of torque). In comparison, the RAV4 only offers the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine (176-hp/172 lb-ft of torque). The Escape is also more capable on the towing front, with a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds (with the 2.0L EcoBoost engine), compared to only 1,500 pounds for the RAV4. Another strength of the Escape is its handling, with agility that is more like a sedan than an SUV. Also, while both models offer an available all-wheel drive system, the higher ground clearance of the Escape makes it more suitable for off-road use.

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2018 Ford Escape VS 2018 Toyota RAV4
245/275 Maximum Horsepower/Torque 176/172
3,500 pounds (1,588 kg) Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 pounds (680 kg)
7.9 inches Ground Clearance 6.1 inches
Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto No

Advantages and Benefits of the 2018 Ford Escape

With the 2018 Escape, you can enjoy a well-connected ride. The available SYNC 3 infotainment system comes with a user-friendly capacitive touchscreen, smart-charging USB ports and a range of useful apps and services. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available for the Escape, but are not offered for the RAV4. Also, owners of the Escape will benefit from many advanced safety technologies, including standard AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, Personal Safety System and SOS Post-Crash Alert System, as well as available Forward Collision Warning and Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert.

If you live in the Calgary-area and would like to enjoy all of the wonderful features of the 2018 Ford Escape, then come visit us at Marlborough Ford and test drive this phenomenal compact SUV!

Front View of Black 2018 Ford Escape
Black and Grey Seats of 2018 Ford Escape
2018 Ford Escape Dashboard and Dark Grey Front Seats
Rear View of Black 2018 Ford Escape

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