2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Toyota RAV4 – Cincinnati, OH

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  • 2020 Ford Escape

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    2020 Toyota RAV4

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    44 / 37 MPGEst. Hybrid Fuel Economy41 / 38 MPG
    181-250 HPHorsepower203-219 HP
    155-280 LB-FTTorque149-184 LB-FT

    A compact crossover SUV makes a lot of sense for a lot of people; it gives you the functionality and some of the spaciousness of an SUV without taking up as much space in your life. With so many different models available, however, choosing the right one can be difficult. Looking at two specific models and comparing them can make things easier by showing you exactly what you can expect from them. For example, considering the 2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Toyota RAV4 reveals some interesting things about each vehicle.

    In terms of overall size inside and out, the Ford Escape and the RAV4 are quite comparable – the RAV4 gives you a little more room for cargo, but the Escape gives you more passenger room. Both of these compact SUVs have seating for up to 5 people and they both have a hybrid model available, with a plug-in hybrid coming soon. In many ways, these are very comparable vehicles and give you a lot of the same features and options.

    The 2020 Ford Escape simply pulls ahead in a few key ways. Many of them may seem minor, like the option for more passenger room, but they are still worth considering, especially since the Escape starts at a lower price. It is also worth pointing out that the hybrid version of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is only available with AWD, while you can get either AWD or FWD with the 2020 Ford Escape hybrid trim. The standard Escape also gives you more engines to choose from, so you get better overall flexibility and freedom to choose the perfect vehicle for what you need. Come visit us at Kings Ford today to see the 2020 Escape for yourself and discover everything it has to offer.

  • Performance

    A grey 2020 Ford Escape, which wins when comparing the 2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Toyota RAV4 in Cincinnati, OH, is driving up a dirt hill.

    Standard Engines and Power

    When excluding the hybrid engine options, the Escape has two available engines for you to choose from, while there is only one available with the RAV4. We think more options are always better for our customers, especially when it comes to something as important as the engine.

    2020 Toyota RAV4

    The only engine you can get in the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is pretty good: it is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that offers up to 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Because there is only one non-hybrid engine available here, it is a good thing that Toyota made it a decent one. But how does that compare to what you can get in the Escape?

    2020 Ford Escape 

    By comparison, the 2020 Ford Escape starts off with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine that offers up to 181 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. As you can see, that is a bit less horsepower for a bit more torque, making this and the RAV4 engine pretty comparable. The Escape pulls ahead, however, thanks to an available 2.0L EcoBoost engine that provides up to 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. As you can see, this is a far more powerful engine than what you get in the RAV4 and makes for a sporty, fun ride that can handle steep hills and tricky roads with ease.

  • Hybrid Options

    A woman is charging her red 2020 Ford Escape near Cincinnati, OH.

    There is a good chance that if you are considering either the 2020 Ford Escape or the Toyota RAV4 for a compact SUV, then you might be interested in a hybrid engine. Both of these vehicles have hybrids available for at least one trim level, and that gives you the freedom to access far greater fuel economy than a standard engine. But how do they stack up?

    Fuel Economy

    Both the Ford Escape and the 2020 Toyota RAV4 hybrid engines utilize a standard 2.5L engine with an electric motor used to boost gas mileage. There is only one drivetrain option available for the RAV4 hybrid model, however, which is AWD. This gets you an EPA estimated 41 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway, and 40 mpg combined.

    With the 2020 Ford Escape hybrid, however, you have two options available: either AWD or FWD. This not only impacts how the vehicle handles and performs overall, but also affects the fuel economy. If you go with AWD to match the RAV4, then you get an EPA estimated 43 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and 40mpg combined. With FWD, those numbers go up to an estimated 44 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and 41 mpg combined, edging ahead of the RAV4. 

  • Interior

    A birds eye view of a couple sitting in their 2020 Ford Escape that has tan interior.

    The interior of your vehicle is important, after all, that is where you will spend most of your time with your SUV. Before choosing which vehicle is right for you, take some time to look at their interior features and options to see which would better meet your needs. In many ways, the 2020 Ford Escape proves itself superior with the technology and luxury you can get inside.

    2020 Ford Escape

    Available interior features for the 2020 Ford Escape include a 10-way power adjustable driver seat and 6-way power adjustable front passenger seat, along with dual-zone automatic temperature control and an available 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. There is an 8-inch infotainment display, along with an available 12-inch digital driver instrument cluster, which you can configure and customize to give you exactly the information you need. And an available heads-up display lets you keep track of important information like your current speed, incoming call notifications, and safety system alerts without ever taking your eyes off the road.

    2020 Toyota RAV4

    By comparison, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 has some good features inside, but it cannot quite compete with the Ford Escape. It has an available 8-inch infotainment display with an available JBL sound system, along with available dual zone automatic climate control. But when it comes to seating, the RAV4 has only an available 8-way power adjustable driver seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat. A 7-inch customizable driver information cluster is decent, but falls well short of the gorgeous 12-inch display you can get in the Ford Escape.

  • Safety Features

    A man is loading a large carpet into the back of his 2020 Ford Escape.

    Any vehicle you are interested in should be able to help keep you safe. While no features can replace careful, safe driving, there are plenty of options that can assist you in protecting yourself and your loved ones. Both of these vehicles have great overall options, but the Escape gives you a bit more standard.

    2020 Ford Escape

    Every model of the 2020 Ford Escape comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 standard, which includes a full suite of incredible safety features. These include pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, a blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, and a lane keeping system that helps you avoid drifting. Each Escape also includes automatic high-beam headlamps, a standard rearview camera, and numerous airbags. Available safety features include active park assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, and evasive steering assist to help you when you need to make an emergency maneuver.

    2020 Toyota RAV4

    The 2020 Toyota RAV4 also includes great safety features thanks to Toyota Safety Sense, which comes standard on every model. This includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, a lane departure alert with steering assist, lane tracing assist, and automatic high-beam headlamps. Every RAV4 also includes dynamic radar cruise control and road sign assist, along with numerous airbags. Available safety features for the RAV4 include a blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert, which is standard on the Escape. Other features like front and rear parking assist with automatic braking are only available on certain trim levels and not on others.

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