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Compare 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Ford Escape
2017 Toyota RAV4
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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
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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

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Compare Cars

The Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape are two of the long-standing pillars of the small-SUV segment. Both have been around for more than 15 years, each has grown with the segment and both were redesigned for 2013 and subsequently refreshed within the last year.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,920
$24,132
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,750
$25,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$430 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
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. 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 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 101.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 48.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 104.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 183.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 38.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 73.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 38.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3515 3570
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 172 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29 (Est)
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 4.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.90
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Toyota RAV4
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.1 (Est)
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 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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