Compare 2020 Ford Escape vs 2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

2020 Ford Escape
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S AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S AWD 26 31 $25,594 $26,385
Escape S FWD 27 33 $24,138 $24,885
Escape SE AWD 26 31 $27,461 $28,605
Escape SE FWD 27 33 $26,021 $27,105
Escape SE Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $31,719 $33,040
Escape SE Sport Hybrid AWD 43 37 $28,574 $29,765
Escape SE Sport Hybrid FWD 44 37 $27,134 $28,265
Escape SEL AWD 26 31 $29,534 $30,765
Escape SEL FWD 27 33 $28,094 $29,265
Escape SEL Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $34,195 $35,620
Escape Titanium AWD 23 31 $35,362 $36,835
Escape Titanium Hybrid AWD 43 37 $33,648 $35,050
Escape Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 37 $32,208 $33,550
Escape Titanium Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $37,282 $38,835
Select style
EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V EX 2WD 28 34 $26,126 $27,860
CR-V EX AWD 27 32 $27,530 $29,360
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $28,550 $30,450
CR-V EX-L AWD 27 32 $29,954 $31,950
CR-V LX 2WD 28 34 $24,168 $25,350
CR-V LX AWD 27 32 $25,596 $26,850
CR-V Touring 2WD 28 34 $31,025 $33,650
CR-V Touring AWD 27 32 $32,406 $35,150
CR-V Hybrid EX AWD N/A N/A $28,653 $30,560
CR-V Hybrid EX-L AWD N/A N/A $31,077 $33,150
CR-V Hybrid Touring AWD N/A N/A $33,511 $36,350
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $31,094 $33,255
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 $26,791 $28,500
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $34,950 $37,180
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 $28,008 $29,795
RAV4 Hybrid XLE Premium AWD 41 38 $30,692 $32,650
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $32,525 $34,600
RAV4 LE AWD 27 34 $25,760 $27,550
RAV4 LE FWD 27 35 $24,451 $26,150
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $33,735 $36,080
RAV4 Limited FWD 27 35 $32,426 $34,680
RAV4 TRD Off Road AWD 25 32 $33,549 $35,880
RAV4 XLE AWD 27 33 $26,970 $28,845
RAV4 XLE FWD 28 35 $25,661 $27,445
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 27 33 $29,500 $31,550
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 28 35 $28,191 $30,150
RAV4 Prime SE N/A N/A $35,815 $38,100
RAV4 Prime XSE N/A N/A $38,939 $41,425
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,594
$26,126
$31,094
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,385
$27,860
$33,255
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$464 / month
$554 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.5
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue. The 2021 Honda CR-V wins hundreds of thousands of wallets each year and it’s no surprise: it’s spacious, comfortable, efficient, and quiet. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 55.1 54.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.7 40.4 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
40 38 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 49.5 47.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.9 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.1 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 102.9 98.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.6 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3 41
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.7 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 104.8 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.1 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 - 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
181.3 182.1 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.1 68.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
37.5 39.2 37.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
68.5 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 39.2 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.3 - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.4 75.8 69.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 - -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.2 11.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.1 12
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 14 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/60HR18 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/60HR18 P235/55HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3474 3398 3655
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 410 550
Engine
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 190 @ 5600 203 @ 6600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 3000 179 @ 2000 184 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
996 NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28 25
Transmission
Trans Type
8 1 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 - 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.86 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 - 3.03
Trans Order Code
448 NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 - 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 - 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 2.65 - 0.41 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 5.64 3.18
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 - 1.95
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Honda CR-V Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 5.9 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA -
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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