2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape

If you’ve found yourself in the market for a new compact crossover SUV, then the two models shown here -- the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and the competing 2017 Ford Escape -- are probably pretty familiar to you. They routinely rank among the most popular models in their class, and are certainly both worthy of consideration as you make a buying decision. Still, it’s worth asking the question, how do they compare to one another?

From the outset, it’s clear that both are coming from a place where they offer a substantial amount of value and versatility to its buyer. However, in its standard configuration, buyers of the RAV4 rewards its driver in ways that the Escape does not: a more powerful engine, better fuel efficiency, and more interior volume to store cargo. Meanwhile, with eight available trim options, you can cater your purchase to suit your needs and lifestyle.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape
8 Trim Levels 3
176 hp / 172 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Output 168 hp / 170 lb-ft of torque
23/30 mpg Standard Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 21/29 mpg
73.4 cu.ft. Cargo Space 68 cu.ft.

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As a legendary entry in the compact crossover SUV segment, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 certainly needs no introduction. However, it’s worth revisiting just what makes the model so popular to begin with. Spacious, accommodating and undeniably versatile, the RAV4 is ideally suited to assist commuters and families alike. Meanwhile, with its updated styling that exemplifies the best of what Toyota’s current design language has to offer, it’s decidedly easy on the eyes as well.

Technology and the 2017 Toyota RAV4 go hand in hand as well. The available Bird’s Eye View Camera allows operators to see nearby objects as they maneuver in tight spaces, while the integrated backup camera projects precise dimensions to help navigate with confidence. Meanwhile, with the available Entune Audio and Navigation suite, streaming music or accessing turn-by-turn maps can be accomplished with ease.

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is now available at Hesser Toyota, serving nearby Madison and Beloit from its location in Janesville, WI. To learn more or to schedule a test drive, visit our dealership today!

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