Compare 2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

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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
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $30,907 $33,055
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 $26,650 $28,350
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $34,667 $36,880
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 $27,866 $29,645
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $32,244 $34,300
RAV4 LE AWD 27 34 $25,573 $27,350
RAV4 LE FWD 27 35 $24,264 $25,950
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $33,548 $35,880
RAV4 Limited FWD 27 35 $32,239 $34,480
RAV4 TRD Off Road AWD 25 32 $32,988 $35,280
RAV4 XLE AWD 27 33 $26,783 $28,645
RAV4 XLE FWD 28 35 $25,474 $27,245
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 27 33 $29,313 $31,350
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 28 35 $28,004 $29,950

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Ford Escape: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 and 2020 Ford Escape have evolved over time—once blocky ‘utes with brick-in-wind shapes that gave way to smoother shapes with more mass-appeal than a Taylor Swift concert. 

The RAV4 and Escape now occupy nearly different ends of the crossover compact segment. The Escape steered decidedly car-like in its latest iteration, which was new for 2020. Whether it’s a soft-roading crossover or tall hatchback is up to you, but the Toyota RAV4 is less ambiguous about its intentions. After years of fitting in instead of standing out, the redesigned 2019 RAV4 adopted the blockish SUV style of the 4Runner, right down to the chunky dials inside.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,594
$30,907
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,385
$33,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$551 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 covers more bases this year with smartphone compatibility and tough-looking off-road trims.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 47.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 98.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.7 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
181.3 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 68.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.4 69.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
37.5 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 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.3 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/55HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3474 3615
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 550
Engine
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 3000 184 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
996 NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 203 @ 6600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic 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 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.18
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.03
Trans Order Code
448 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Toyota RAV4
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
6.4 6.4
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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2020 Ford Escape
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  • Factory rebate up to $4,000 for all buyers
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2020 Toyota RAV4
  • 2021 RAV4 is arriving
  • Lease: From $289/mo. (2020)
  • Finance: 0% APR (2020)
  • Rebate: $1,750 cash (2020)
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