2018 Ford Escape vs Toyota RAV4

SUV shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle will be excited to hear that there's not one but two impressive SUVs on the market right now. The 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 both offer impressive performance, sleek exterior style, and impressive interior features.

To help you narrow down your decision between these two vehicles, we've put together this thorough comparison. Keep reading to learn more about how to the Escape and the RAV4 compare and contrast!

Escape vs RAV4: Performance Specifications

The 2018 Ford Escape offers three engines starting with a standard 2.5-L iVCT 4-cylinder engine. However, opting for the available 1.5-L EcoBoost® engine or the available 2.0-L Twin Scroll EcoBoost engine will give you access to the Auto Start-Stop feature, which will automatically turn the engine off while you're stopped to save gas.

The 2018 Ford Escape doesn't stop there. When properly equipped, this vehicle has the capability to tow a maximum 3,500 pounds with its 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. With this much power, there's no stopping you from packing the trailer for a long weekend away with the family.

The 2018 Toyota RAV4, on the other hand, only offers one engine. This 2.5-L 4-cylinder engine can only tow 1,750 pounds with its maximum 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque.

Escape vs RAV4: Enhanced Exterior Features

Advances in technology have opened doors for sight enhancement on the road. You'll be able to enjoy technology like this in both the Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4 in the form of standard daytime running lights. Upgrade to available LED daytime running lights for an even clearer view of the road in front of you.

These LED lights are available in three of the Escape's four trim levels so no matter which one you choose, you'll have great visibility. Unfortunately, to access the LED lights in the RAV4, you'll have to opt for one of the top trim levels.

Escape vs RAV4: Impressive Comfort & Convenience

Comfort and convenience are important whether you're making a daily commute across town or running errands on the weekend. The 2018 Escape and the 2018 RAV4 deliver with available heated steering wheels, optional leather trimming, and dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control systems.

Take luxury to the next level in the Escape by adding 10-way power adjustable front seats and full available leather upholstery to go with your leather trimmed heated steering wheel. You'll miss out on the former feature in the RAV4, though, as this model only offers 8-way power front seats and only in the top trim levels.

Ford Escape vs Toyota RAV4: Which One?

As you can see, there's plenty to be excited about in both the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Toyota RAV4. However, we at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg believe SUV drivers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle will appreciate the Escapes extra towing power, forward-thinking exterior features, and impressive interior luxury.

Come experience all of these remarkable features and more by taking a test drive in the Escape! You can schedule your test drive by giving us a call today.

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