Compare 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Ford Escape
2019 Toyota RAV4
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S FWD 21 29 $23,382 $24,105
Escape SE 4WD 22 28 $26,880 $28,000
Escape SE FWD 23 30 $25,441 $26,500
Escape SEL 4WD 22 28 $28,747 $29,945
Escape SEL FWD 23 30 $27,307 $28,445
Escape Titanium 4WD 21 27 $32,756 $34,120
Escape Titanium FWD 22 29 $31,315 $32,620
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $30,902 $33,050
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 $26,180 $27,850
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $33,700 $35,850
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 $27,872 $29,650
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $31,821 $33,850
RAV4 LE AWD 25 33 $25,292 $27,050
RAV4 LE FWD 26 35 $23,983 $25,650
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $32,772 $35,050
RAV4 Limited FWD 26 35 $31,463 $33,650
RAV4 XLE AWD 25 33 $26,975 $28,850
RAV4 XLE FWD 26 35 $25,666 $27,450
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 25 33 $29,033 $31,050
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 26 35 $27,724 $29,650

2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossovers

The Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 crossover SUVs appear at more schools and offices than sack lunches.

That’s because the small utility vehicles have wedged into our daily routines from home to work to school and back again: they’re comfortable, versatile, practical, and mostly affordable. Specifically, the Ford and Toyota versions have adapted to our daily routines well and intercept rivals like dodgeball.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,382
$30,902
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,105
$33,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$402 / month
$551 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Escape works well as a crossover SUV, but has the ride and handling of a smartly tuned hatchback. With a dollop of refinement, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 would be a solid home run.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.7 98.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 47.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 105.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 68.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34 37.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34 37.6
Brakes
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 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3522 3615
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 184 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 203 @ 6600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.18
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.95
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 5.25
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Toyota RAV4
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.3
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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