2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

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  • 2018 Ford Escape

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    2018 Toyota RAV4

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    2,000 lbsTow Capacity1,500 lbs
    5Seating Capacity5
    30Highway MPG30

    In the ultimate battle between SUVs, the 2018 Ford Escape vs the 2018 Toyota RAV4 has begun, and the stats for both of these amazing vehicles is impressive. Deciding which SUV should be the winner of this epic fight will not be an easy task considering how well-rounded both contenders are, but the proof is in the details, and only one will outperform the rest.

    Style, performance, convenience, and the extras they can offer to sweeten the deal must all be lined up side by side and looked at with the greatest care to narrow down exactly which SUV fits your high standards. Toyota may be a rich innovator, but Ford is a powerhouse that will never back down. So, get ready to witness a showdown between the 2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4, which shall go into SUV history.

  • Technology

    We are living in a world that is all about convenience. The times are advancing, and it only makes sense that automobiles should advance with it. The 2018 Ford Escape packs on the conveniences, while the 2018 Toyota RAV4 does everything to keep up.

    2018 Ford Escape

    The 2018 Ford Escape was engineered to be perfectly adept at multitasking for your convenience. The cargo capacity is not only large enough to fit all the necessities, but it’s also extremely versatile with its 60/40 split folding rear seats. The hands-free liftgate will be a lifesaver on your trip to the grocery or hardware store and just can’t find the extra hands to open that truck to get all your supplies neatly packed in without the risk of dropping everything. In addition, you don’t have to go crazy trying to drag your keys out of your seemingly endless pockets or bag, because with push-button start they just have to be on you. If convenience is what you are all about, the 2018 Escape should definitely make the list of top rides for you, because what was listed here is only the tip of a gigantic iceberg of amazingly convenient features.

    2018 Toyota RAV4

    The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is very well adept to convenience when it comes to cargo space and liftgate power. It is a bit larger than the 2018 Escape, so it offers more room and versatility, but it does not focus as strongly on convenience as it does overall functionality. Its features are tech-savvy and well-made for sure, with great safety and infotainment you won’t feel left to desire much or anything more from the RAV4.

  • Performance

    When it comes down to it, performance will always be the key factor in deciding whether a vehicle was made right on a manufacturing level, and made right for you. In simplest terms, when it comes to power and performance, the 2018 Ford has capability down to an automotive science, while the 2018 Toyota RAV4 gives drivers the hybrid experience.

    2018 Ford Escape

    The 2018 Escape offers three amazingly proficient engine options to give drivers their ideal riding experience. Depending on which trim you like best you can get either the 2.5L I-4 engine with 165 hp and intake variable cam timing (i-VCT), the 1.5L EcoBoost engine that blends power and efficiency and the 245 hp 2.0L EcoBoost with all kinds of features such as Twin- Scroll technology to increase torque performance. You honestly can’t go wrong with any of these engines; it’s just a matter of performance preference.

    The 2018 Ford Escape also can use its power to tow a maximum of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. That is some powerful convenience for an SUV. It also has precise handling with torque vectoring and cruise control. Combine those with the Escape’s AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, clever four-wheel drive option, and six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift, and you will barely feel like you need to do anything since the 2018 Escape is doing everything for you.

    2018 Toyota RAV4

    The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has two engine options. The 2.5L four cylinders with front-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission, and the 2.5L four cylinders with all-wheel drive and 6-speed automatic. Both are thrilled with 176 hp and (VVT-i) Technology. The performance option that makes the RAV4 a true standout though is that almost every trim comes with a hybrid option that offers a third hybrid version of the 2.5L engine.

    The 2018 RAV4 can haul its own fair share of weight with a max of 3,500 towing capacity. It also keeps its control with paddle shifters, dynamic torque control, and a mode selector for drivers to customize your experience.

  • Design

    Be honest, the first thing you notice about a car is what it looks like. This is why style and design are so essential when discussing which car to choose. In complete fairness, both of these vehicles appear as picture perfect SUVs. Overall though, the 2018 Escape keeps things sleek, refined, and comfortable, while the 2018 RAV4 strive to be dynamic.

    2018 Ford Escape

    The 2018 Ford Escape avoids SUV styling clichés by investing in deep curves, and an almost hatchback inspired design approach. The front alone is cleaner and crisper then it has ever been. This is not the past truck-style Escape; this is a truly upgraded gentleman. This model is so refined it could step into a showroom without looking a bit out of place.

    The interior keeps the polished styling but offers bold features such as a rich cockpit that surrounds the front giving a feeling of absolute control and authority. The seats are slim and supportive giving off the appearance of a more breathable and refined cabin. The Panoramic Vista Roof also brings in plenty of light to make the interior refreshing whether you are in the front or back.

    Fundamentally, inside and out the 2018 Ford Escape has evolved and is ready to show the world a refreshing and refined look that has mass appeal.

    2018 Toyota RAV4

    The 2018 Toyota RAV4 impresses with its exterior paint options, LED headlights, garnished bumper, and select wheels designs. The 2018 RAV4 shows clearly its desire to be dynamic as an SUV. From slim wraparound headlights to its durable bumper the 2018 RAV4 was built to show off every attractive feature. Its S-code paint treatment also lets you add accents in silver paint to make it stand out even further.

    The inside is also fairly nice with its adjustable seating and power moonroof. The seats are equally separated and fit perfectly to the human form, while the moonroof lets in a bit of extra lighting to embrace the atmosphere around you. The cabin is quiet and ready for a long journey with 5 of your closest loved ones.

    Basically, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 pushes to be a dynamic and standout SUV physically, and it achieves that goal with flying paint colors.

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