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2020 Ford Escape vs. Its Competition

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

No rival matches the 2020 Escape for the breadth of its underhood options.

The Toyota RAV4 has SUV styling and its hybrid is rated at 40 mpg combined.

The Honda CR-V lacks a hybrid option, but its interior is tops for spaciousness and its optional turbo-4 delivers good, if not blistering acceleration.

The Subaru Forester’s value and features are impressive, as are its massive cargo bay.

Look to the Chevy Equinox for a low base price, but don’t look for its former turbodiesel option, which has been deleted.

The Mazda CX-5 prioritizes sporty handling and turbo power over a spacious interior, so it may wind up being the Escape’s most direct rival.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.
6.2
The 2020 Chevy Equinox shoots right down Main Street for value and features, especially with newly standard active safety equipment.
6.5
The 2020 Honda CR-V hits right at the heart of many buyers’ needs: comfortable, spacious, quiet, and efficient.
6.7
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 trades family-ready space for fine handling and good power.
6.8
The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner.
6.5
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 covers more bases this year with smartphone compatibility and tough-looking off-road trims.
MSRP From     
$24,885$23,800$25,150$25,190$24,495$25,950
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
S FWDFWD 4-Door L w/1SMLX AWDSport FWDCVTLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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