2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Ford Escape

2018 toyota rav4 vs 2018 ford escape

One of the fastest-growing segments in the automotive industry over the past decade or so has been the compact SUV. More and more drivers are choosing to go with these smaller SUVs and crossovers instead of large sedans to get more space and still good fuel efficiency. Automakers have responded to this interest by flooding the market with tons of available models for drivers to choose from. With so many options, which stand out?

That's where we come in. We create these model comparison pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular models in the most competitive segments compare directly with one another. We find that it helps drivers to see model information compared side-by-side to cut down on confusion. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at two of the most popular compact SUVs, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and 2018 Ford Escape. Let's see which model comes out on top!

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2018 Toyota RAV4
2018 Ford Escape
26 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 24 MPG
176 HP Horsepower 168 HP
102 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 98 Cubic Feet
73.4 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Volume 67.8 Cubic Feet

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As you can see when you look at the key model information for both the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and 2018 Ford Escape, there's a reason they're both so popular among drivers! Both offer solid efficiency to go along with impressive performance and ample space for passengers and cargo. However, when you compare the two side-by-side, it's clear that the Toyota RAV4 holds the edge over its Ford competitor.

Normally, to get better fuel-efficiency, SUVs have to sacrifice performance and space. But that's not the case with the Toyota RAV4! Even though it offers a larger interior space for passengers and cargo and a more powerful performance, the Toyota RAV4 is still more efficient than the Ford Escape. Talk about a best of both worlds!

Of course, as impressive as those measurements and specifications may be, they don't matter much if the Toyota RAV4 isn't also safe. That's why Toyota included in the RAV4 tons of advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies that make the Toyota RAV4 driving experience as safe as possible. Available features include:

  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist 

  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control 

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection 

  • Blind Spot Monitor 

  • Automatic High Beams 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Toyota RAV4? Ready to get behind the wheel of one to try for yourself? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota in Janesville, Wisconsin, for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 


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