Comparison - Ford Escape SE 2020 - vs - Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Mercury Mariner

Also called:

Toyota Vanguard

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
28,595
Updated: 
28 Jan 2020
$
32,900
Updated: 
15 Sep 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Star White metallic tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Rapid red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
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Agate Black Metallic
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Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Magnetic Metallic
#737577
Sedona Orange Metallic
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Ingot Silver metallic
#AEB2B5
Velocity BLUE metallic
#3A8EC6
Dark persian green metallic
#264F51
Desert Gold Metallic
#D2CDB8

Electric

Battery: 
18.1-kWh lithium-ion battery
Full Charge Range: 
42mi
Top Speed: 
117mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
5.40s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Ford Escape's #7 ranking is based on its score within the Compact SUVs category. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 20 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Optional infotainment system is user-friendly
Lots of standard driver assistance features
Two rows of adult-friendly seats
Adept handling and comfortable ride

Cons
Unimpressive interior materials
Eight-speed transmission sometimes hunts for the correct gear

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.

Pros
Three powertrain choices
Shapely exterior
Good standard safety gear
Sliding second-row seat
Hybrid priced below $30k

Cons
Smaller than big rivals
Interior trim needs an upgrade
Top model? Top dollar
Seats lack support

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Ford Escape comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, 8-speed automatic.The Ford Escape is fully redesigned.Hybrid version is back after a prolonged absence.Improved power and acceleration.

Pros
Updated style and interior design
Powertrain options range from sporty performance to efficient hybrid
Sliding second-row seats improve passenger room and cargo utility

Cons
Sleek, new rear liftgate design compromises some cargo capacity

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's #2 ranking is based on its score within the Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. It is the winner of our 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for the Money award and a finalist for our 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for Families award. Currently the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a score of 8.0 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Energetic powertrain
Great gas mileage
Spacious, handsome cabin
Plenty of standard features
Ample cargo space

Cons
Road noise permeates the cabin

By: 
usnews.com

The Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has an impressive all-electric range and low emissions, but the extremely high list price limits its appeal for private buyers and company car buyers alike. The regular front-wheel drive RAV4 hybrid is the sweet spot in the range. It’s fairly ordinary to drive, but strong resale values, astounding economy and a fantastic reliability record make it a tempting option in the large SUV category.

Pros
Exceedingly frugal
Regular hybrid has slow predicted depreciation
Strong reliability record

Cons
Terrible infotainment system
Rivals are better to drive
No seven-seat option

By: 
whatcar.com

The standard RAV4 Hybrid receives a new mid-range XLE Premium trim for 2021, but the big news this year is the introduction of the plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime models. The RAV4 Prime is the most powerful RAV4 offered with a total of 302 horsepower between its gas engine and electric motors; it also offers a claimed 42 miles of electric-only driving per charge.

Pros
Strong acceleration,
driver-assistance tech is standard,
roomy cabin.

Cons
Prices start above $30,000,
uninvolving handling,
most desirable features quickly increase the price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
41.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
38.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
16
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
190ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
181hp
at 6 000rpm
219hp
at 5 300rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather steering wheel
Adaptive cruise control
Keyless ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
180.50in
180.90in
Width: 
74.10in
73.00in
Height: 
66.10in
67.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.10in
Front Track: 
62.40in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
106.70in
105.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
37.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
39.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.40in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
40.70in
37.80in
Front Hip Room: 
55.20in
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.60in
57.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.30in
47.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.00in
56.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
65.40cu.ft
69.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1750lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.50cu.ft
37.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3464.00lbs
3755.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
1st row power glass moonroof
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leatherette
Bucket front seats
8-way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
4-way manual passenger seat adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual zone front climate control
Rear ventilation ducts

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
6 total speakers
Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
USB with external media control
3 months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 In.
18 x 7.0 in.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Lane keep assist
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 200A
Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards (VP)
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Panoramic Vista Roof
Daytime Running Lights (Fleet)
Interior Options: 
All Weather Floor Mats (VP)
Cargo Area Protector (VP)
Easy Access Cargo Shade (VP)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Dark Earth Gray, premium cloth
#4B4744