Comparison - Ford Escape SE 2021 - vs - Toyota Rav4 Prime XSE 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
28,110
Updated: 
28 Jan 2020
$
41,425
Updated: 
25 Jun 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
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
#E60E28
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Bronze Fire Metallic
#B20F2A
Antimatter blue Metallic
#142F47
Iconic Silver metallic
#C7CAD0
Velocity BLUE metallic
#3A8EC6
Carbonized Gray metallic
#4F453E
Desert Gold Metallic
#D2CDB8
Color: 
Silver Sky Metallic/Midnight Black Metallic Roof
#A5A6A9
Magnetic Gray Metallic/Midnight Black Metallic Roof
#38393B
Blueprint/Midnight Black Metallic Roof
#323C71
Blizzard Pearl/Midnight Black Metallic Roof
#ECE7EA
Supersonic Red/Midnight Black Metallic Roof
#AD3135

Electric

Full Charge Range: 
42mi
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
5.70s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Ford Escape's #10 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 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
User-friendly infotainment system
Well-balanced ride and handling

Cons
Cheap cabin materials
Transmission sometimes hunts for the right gear

By: 
usnews.com

Ford has expanded the availability of the hybrid powertrain to the SE and SEL trims for 2021; it's now standard on the top-spec Titanium model. Elsewhere, adaptive cruise control and a traffic-sign recognition feature join the optional Co-Pilot360 Plus package; a hands-free power liftgate and memory settings for the driver's seat and exterior mirrors are now part of the Technology package; and a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a keyless-entry keypad, and LED exterior lighting are now on the list of features in the Convenience package. A new 19-inch wheel design is optional on the Titanium model, and a Class II Trailer Tow package is now available on Escapes with the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Pros
Handsomely styled exterior, multiple powertrain options, safety tech comes standard.

Cons
Cheap interior on base models, rough-edged base three-cylinder engine, high starting price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021 Hybrid powertrain now available on SEL trim.Traffic sign recognition added to models with adaptive cruise control.Minor shuffling of trim and package features.

Pros
Roomy and comfortable seating
Smooth ride quality
Easy-to-use controls
Available hybrid powertrain that gets around 40 mpg

Cons
Transmission's abrupt shifts
Lackluster handling

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.

Pros
Performance plug-in hybrid
Great exterior looks
Wide customization possibilities
Standard active safety features
Good all-wheel-drive systems

Cons
Interior is compromised
Top trims cost how much?
Buzzy base inline-4
Small-ish rear seat

By: 
thecarconnection.com

All-new plug-in hybrid variant Offers an estimated 42 miles of all-electric power Based on the fifth-generation RAV4 introduced for 2019

Pros
42 miles of electric-only driving range
Impressively quick acceleration
Comfortable and quiet ride
Generous cargo and passenger space

Cons
Very low handling capabilities
Longer-than-average braking distances
Disconnected steering feel
Uncomfortable front passenger seat

By: 
edmunds.com

The all-new 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime has a potent powertrain and a comfortable, welcoming cabin with plenty of features. This vehicle does not have an overall score or ranking because it hasn’t been fully crash tested or rated for reliability.

Pros
Good all-electric driving range
Strong acceleration
Roomy, comfortable seats
Long list of features

Cons
Slightly outdated touch-screen graphics

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
40.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
36.00mpg
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
302hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet

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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
181.30in
180.90in
Width: 
74.10in
73.00in
Height: 
66.10in
67.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
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
2500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.50cu.ft
33.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3474.00lbs
4300.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Leatherette/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
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Single Zone Front Air Conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

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
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
9.0-inch touchscreen
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 In.
19 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

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: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
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
lane-departure alert with steering assist
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 200A
Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist
Cold Weather Package
SE Sport Appearance Package
Convenience Package
Protection Package
XSE Premium Package
XSE Prime Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards (VP)
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Panoramic Vista Roof
Daytime Running Lights (Fleet)
Tow Hitch Receiver
Alloy Wheel Locks
Special Color
Door Edge Guards
Mudguards
Rear Bumper Applique
Trailer Ball
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Paint Protection Film (Front Bumper)
Towing Wire Harness
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Paint Protection Film
Interior Options: 
8-Way Power Driver Seat (Fleet)
Cargo Area Protector (VP)
Easy Access Cargo Shade (VP)
Front And Rear Floor Liners
All Weather Floor Liners
Spider Cargo Net
Carpet Floor Mats
Carpet Mat Package
Cargo Liner
Coin Holder/Ashtray Cup
Universal Tablet Holder
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Cargo Tote
Premium JBL Audio W/Dynamic Navigation
Door Sill Protectors
Carpet Cargo Mat
Frameless Homelink Mirror
Heated Rear Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Dark Earth Gray, premium cloth
#4B4744
Sandstone, premium cloth
#CBC2BE
Color: 
Black/Red Mixed Media, leatherette/cloth
#1E1E1E
Black/Red, leatherette
#1E1E1E