2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. Ford Escape
In the wonderful world of SUVs, there are plenty of options to choose from. Because the segment has grown in popularity, manufacturers have been amping up the style and features of their SUV model lineups. Toyota and Ford are no exception, and both are big names in the automotive industry. If you're curious how to of the brands' most popular SUVs – the Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Escape – measure up to each other, keep on reading.
Under the hood, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 boasts a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, capable of producing a healthy 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. From the other end, the 2017 Ford Escape also offers drivers a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, but gets a bit less horsepower at 168. Each brand pairs its engine to a 6-speed shiftable automatic, to give the driver just enough control – but the Toyota manages to beat the Ford's combined efficiency rating by one point.
If you're purchasing an SUV, you might be looking for more cargo space. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 also shines in this arena, coming in at 38.4 cubic feet. The 2017 Ford Escape offers drivers around 34 cubic feet of cargo space – so, you may have to leave those last few items behind.
Each model offers room for five passengers, but overall, the Toyota RAV4 boasts more interior dimension. In terms of technology, the Toyota offers things like standard satellite radio, while it's only an option on the Ford model.