Compare 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Toyota RAV4
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FWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD LE 23 30 $23,057 $24,660
FWD XLE 23 30 $24,077 $25,750
AWD LE 22 28 $24,366 $26,060
AWD XLE 22 28 $25,386 $27,150
AWD Hybrid LE 34 30 $25,743 $27,385
FWD Adventure 23 30 $26,126 $27,950
AWD Adventure 22 28 $26,781 $28,650
FWD SE 23 29 $27,152 $29,040
AWD Hybrid XLE 34 30 $27,523 $29,280
AWD SE 22 28 $28,461 $30,440
FWD Limited 23 29 $29,130 $31,155
AWD Hybrid SE 34 30 $30,489 $32,435
AWD Limited 22 28 $30,439 $32,555
AWD Hybrid Limited 34 30 $32,223 $34,280
FWD Platinum 23 29 $32,724 $35,000
AWD Platinum 22 28 $34,033 $36,400
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 29 $23,102 $23,940
FWD SE 23 30 $24,544 $25,700
4WD SE 22 28 $25,834 $27,050
FWD SEL 23 30 $26,836 $28,100
4WD SEL 22 28 $28,126 $29,450
FWD Titanium 21 28 $30,693 $32,140
4WD Titanium 20 27 $31,983 $33,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,057
$23,102
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,660
$23,940
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$399 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well. The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 98.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 52.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 105.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 178.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.9 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.4 67.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.4 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 34.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 12.8
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)
11.2 12
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3542
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4100 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (Est) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 (Est) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 (Est) 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Ford Escape
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 (Est) 7.3
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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2018 Toyota RAV4
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  • Lease: From $239/mo. (LE FWD)
  • Finance: 2.9% APR for 48 months
  • Rebate: Up to $1,250 factory cash back
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2018 Ford Escape
  • 2019 Escape arriving; plenty of 2018s left
  • Up to $2,500 rebate on 2018s; $1,000 on 2019s
  • Lease a 2018 from $239 for 36 months
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