2018 Ford Escape vs Toyota RAV4

If you're on the hunt for an SUV that seamlessly combines impressive exterior and interior features as well as a high-performing mechanical configuration under the hood, you're in the right place. The 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 offer these features and many more.

With so much to enjoy in both vehicles, how are SUV shoppers in West Chester, Glen Mills, and Malvern going to choose between the two? Below, you'll find all the information you need to make this exciting decision. Let's get started!

Escape vs RAV4: Performance

The 2018 Ford Escape gives you several power customization options with its three available engines. Standardly, this vehicle is powered by a 2.5-L iVCT 4-cylinder engine. However, upgrading to the available 1.5-L EcoBoost® engine or high-performing 2.0-L Twin Scroll EcoBoost engine will improve your drive by way of the Auto Stop-Start feature, which improves efficiency by turning the engine off while you're stopped.

These available engines will also double your power output. When properly equipped, you'll see a power output of 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Use this power to tow a whopping maximum trailer weight of 3,500 pounds.

You won't get any of these features or benefits with the 2018 Toyota RAV4's one engine. The RAV4's 2.5-L 4-cylinder engine puts out just 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque, resulting in a maximum towing capacity of 1,750 pounds.

Escape vs RAV4: Exterior

No matter where or how long you're driving, you count on exterior features for important things like visibility. You can count on both the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 with their standard daytime running lights. These not only give you as a driver better visibility but also helps you appear more visible to others on the road.

For even better visibility, you can opt for LED daytime running lights in both vehicles. However, you'll have more access to them in the Ford Escape as they're available in three out of its four trim levels. The RAV4, on the other hand, only offers these headlights in its top trim levels. So, you'll have to do quite a bit of upgrading to access them.

Escape vs RAV4: Interior

When it comes to interior, you'll be excited to hear that both the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 prioritize comfort and convenience. Both vehicles offer dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control systems, available leather trimming, and available heated steering wheels.

However, the Escape takes things a bit further with additional features like 10-way power adjustable front seats and leather seats. You won't get quite as many seat adjustment options in the RAV4 as it only offers 8-way adjustable seats.

2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Toyota RAV4: Which One?

In this comparison, you learned how the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 stack up against other in terms of exterior features, interior comfort, and power. While both vehicles have lot to be excited about, we at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester believe the Escape goes above and beyond in ways that SUV drivers in West Chester, Glen Mills, and Malvern will appreciate.

Come explore these exciting features in the Escape and many more by giving us a call to schedule your test drive today!

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Fred Beans Ford of West Chester

1155 West Chester Pike
Directions West Chester, PA 19382

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