Compare 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Ford Escape
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2017 Honda CR-V
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2017 Toyota RAV4
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Select style
S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S FWD 21 29 $22,920 $23,750
Escape SE 4WD 22 28 $25,785 $27,000
Escape SE FWD 23 30 $24,115 $25,250
Escape Titanium 4WD 22 28 $29,605 $31,000
Escape Titanium FWD 23 30 $27,935 $29,250
Select style
EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V EX 2WD 28 34 $25,157 $26,795
CR-V EX AWD 27 33 $26,374 $28,095
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $27,498 $29,295
CR-V EX-L 2WD w/Navi 28 34 $28,434 $30,295
CR-V EX-L AWD 27 33 $28,714 $30,595
CR-V EX-L AWD w/Navi 27 33 $29,651 $31,595
CR-V LX 2WD 26 32 $22,583 $24,045
CR-V LX AWD 25 31 $23,800 $25,345
CR-V Touring 2WD 28 34 $30,493 $32,495
CR-V Touring AWD 27 33 $31,710 $33,795
Select style
LE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 LE AWD 22 29 $24,132 $25,810
RAV4 LE FWD 23 30 $22,823 $24,410
RAV4 Limited AWD 22 29 $30,206 $32,305
RAV4 Limited FWD 23 29 $28,897 $30,905
RAV4 Platinum AWD 22 29 $33,800 $36,150
RAV4 Platinum FWD 23 29 $32,491 $34,750
RAV4 SE AWD 22 29 $28,228 $30,190
RAV4 SE FWD 23 30 $26,919 $28,790
RAV4 XLE AWD 22 29 $25,153 $26,900
RAV4 XLE FWD 23 30 $23,844 $25,500
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 34 30 $31,988 $34,030
RAV4 Hybrid SE AWD 34 30 $30,255 $32,185
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 34 30 $27,288 $29,030

Pricing

Invoice Price

$22,920
$25,157
$24,132

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$23,750
$26,795
$25,810

Monthly Payment Estimate

$396 / month
$447 / month
$430 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.3
7.8
7.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Ford Escape foregoes a bit of utility in the name of style and sportiness, making it one of the better crossovers to drive. It's hard to imagine a compact crossover better aligned with the needs of most buyers than the 2017 Honda CR-V. There's a RAV4 for just about everyone, and while we applaud Toyota for adding more safety technology for 2017, the competition is worth a good look, too.

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Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 28 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 34 mpg 29 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

98.1 102.9 101.9

Front Hip Room (in)

54.8 55.1 54.3

Second Leg Room (in)

36.8 40.4 37.2

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 38 39.8

Second Hip Room (in)

52.4 49.5 48.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56 57.9 57.3

Second Head Room (in)

39 39.1 38.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.3 55.6 55.4

Front Leg Room (in)

43.1 41.3 42.6

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.6 63.7 61.8

Wheelbase (in)

105.9 104.7 104.7

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.4 73 72.6

Track Width, Front (in)

61.5 63 61.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.9 - 6.1

Length, Overall (in)

178.1 180.6 183.5

Height, Overall (in)

66.3 66.1 67.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

67.8 75.8 73.4

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

34.3 39.2 38.4

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

34.3 39.2 38.4

Brakes

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.8 11.1 10.8

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12 10.2 11.2

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.7 14 15.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.8 37.4 34.8

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/55HR17 P235/60HR18 P225/65HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/55HR17 P235/60HR18 P225/65HR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 NA 1500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 NA 1500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

1500 NA 1500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 NA 150

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 NA 150

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3515 3358 3570

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 18 X 7 17 X 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 18 X 7 17 X 6.5

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

170 @ 4500 179 @ 2000 172 @ 4100

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.5 L/152 1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

168 @ 6000 190 @ 5600 176 @ 6000

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

24 30 25 (Est)

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 34 29 (Est)

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 28 22 (Est)

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.51 5.64 4.07

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 - 1.42

Trans Type

6 1 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 - 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 1.86 4.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.96 - 1.90

Trans Order Code

446 NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.44 - 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 - 0.61

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.58 2.65 - 0.41 3.30

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Escape Honda CR-V Toyota RAV4

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.3 5.9 7.1 (Est)

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- NA -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 410 550

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

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