2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape

So, who’s in the market for a new compact crossover SUV? If you’ve made it this far in the research process, and you’ve identified the two models shown here as possible options, you’re already off to a good start. However, when looking at the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and the 2017 Ford Escape, which is the better choice?

While both models are certainly viable options, the chart below shows a few of the many ways that the new RAV4 puts the competing Escape firmly on its heels. While they feature a similar sticker price and both slot in as compact crossovers, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 rewards buyers with a greater degree of interior space, a higher power output, and more fuel efficiency than its Ford counterpart. Meanwhile, since it provides eight outstanding trim levels from which to choose, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 bests the competition when it comes to providing necessary options and features as well.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape
8 # of 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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Identifying just what it is that makes the 2017 Toyota RAV4 so appealing to such a wide cross-section of American drivers likely will lead a researcher down a few different paths. Is it the terrific technology? The updated and upscale interior cabin? The legendary fuel efficiency? To be certain, each of these facets inspires oohs and ahhs from drivers and industry insiders alike, but they don’t tell the whole story.

Once inside the new RAV4, buyers are treated to tech features such as the Bird’s Eye View Camera and integrated backup camera to help making parking and maneuvering a breeze. Meanwhile, with the Entune Audio and Navigation suite making it simple to stream music or access maps, each journey will be one that buyers make with predictable convenience on their side.

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is now available at Hiland Toyota, serving the Quad Cities from our Moline, IA location. Schedule your test drive today!

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