Comparison - Ford Escape Titanium 2017 - vs - Toyota RAV4 XLE 2018

General

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Also called:

Mercury Mariner

Also called:

Vanguard

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$27,776
Updated: 
17 Nov 2016
$26,900
Updated: 
22 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.70gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Canyon Ridge Metallic
#9E735B
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C0BFC4
Lightning Blue Metallic
#34496F
Magnetic Metallic
#646368
Oxford White
#DDDEDE
Shadow Black
#303030
White Gold Metallic
#BBB5AB
Color: 
Barcelona Red Metallic
#8F0503
Black
#000000
Black Currant Metallic
#412F3D
Electric Storm Blue
#196CCA
Hot Lava
#962E21
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#38393B
Silver Sky Metallic
#A5A6A9
Super White
#F7F7F7
Electric Storm Blue
#196CCA
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Escape gets revised exterior styling, some minor interior improvements, a newly available 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a modified 2.0-liter engine with a bit more power. Models with Sync 3 also provide an ownership app (FordPass with Sync Connect) and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Safety features now include lane departure prevention, a drowsy driver warning system, and adaptive cruise control with forward collision alert.

Pros
Optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine accelerates quickly
New tech interface features advanced voice control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
Steering and handling feel more like that of a car than SUV
More room for small stuff, and more power plugs

Cons
New base engine lacks punch
Dashboard design looks dated with many small, similar-looking buttons
Base-model S trim available only with older, less efficient 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Ford Escape ranks 4 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Ford Escape has a solid ranking in the top third of the very competitive compact SUV class. A well-balanced ride, an upscale interior, potent optional engines, and a long list of available features help the Escape outperform many rivals.

Pros
Quality interior
Lots of cool, user-friendly tech features
Nimble handling
Peppy and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine options

Cons
Below-average fuel economy with base engine

By: 
usnews.com

Strategically updated for 2017, the Ford Escape becomes an even more attractive alternative in the popular compact-SUV segment that includes the Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Toyota RAV4. Tasteful but effective exterior restyling enhances the Escape’s curb appeal while a comprehensive remake of its roomy, comfortable 5-passenger cabin elevates both visual sophistication and user-friendliness. Available in S/SE/Titanium trims and front- or all-wheel drive, the 2017 Escape also introduces a host of advanced tech touches including Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system with Sync Connect along with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This versatile Ford offers three engines -- including two new, more powerful and more efficient EcoBoost 4-cylinders -- that help the Escape retain its best-in-class tow ratings.

Pros
Buyers in the market for a stylish compact SUV that’s roomy, comfortable and capable with state-of-the-art infotainment features and class-leading tow ratings will find an ideal travel mate in the 2017 Escape.

Cons
Save for personal styling preferences, there’s not a great deal to ding in this latest iteration of the Escape. The Mazda CX-5 has more sporting character and the Honda CR-V offers marginally more cargo space, but Ford’s highly adaptable hauler makes an impressive case for itself on every functional front.

By: 
kbb.com

For 2018, the RAV4 gains a new Adventure trim level. It combines the XLE's equipment with the SE's sportier styling elements, then adds a few of its own styling flourishes and a tow package as well as raises ground clearance from 6.1 inches to 6.5. It also gets exclusive access to a new Cold Weather package that adds a variety of heated items. Interestingly, the SE trim level also gains the same extra ground clearance, which seems counter to its sportier, on-road mission.

PROS
One of the largest, most versatile cargo areas in the segment
Advanced safety and driver aids come standard
Rides smoothly in a variety of conditions

CONS
Ho-hum driving experience
Interior has a utilitarian look and feel
Modest acceleration from the only engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 ranked #12 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Toyota RAV4 has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 44 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of standard safety features
Large cargo area for the class

Cons
Uninspiring interior styling and materials

By: 
usnews.com

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.

Pros
Roomy, well-packaged interior
Lots of standard safety tech
Wide range of trim levels
Rides well
Thrifty hybrid

Cons
Not all that polished
Adventure is an oddball
Quirky looks
Fuel economy is mid-pack

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City: 
22.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
177ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
172ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
179hp
at 6 000rpm
176hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
34.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
yes
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: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter for garage door, security system, etc
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Mobile Internet
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.10in
183.50in
Width: 
72.40in
72.60in
Height: 
66.30in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
6.10in
Front Track: 
61.50in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
38.90
Front Hip Room: 
54.50in
54.30in
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
42.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
57.30in
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
38.90
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
48.90in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
37.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in
55.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.00cu.ft
73.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
3500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.00cu.ft
38.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3678.00lbs
3605.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Bucket front seats
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
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: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Sony premium brand stero system
355 watts stero output
1 subwoofer(s)
10 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Memory card slot
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
17 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Null spare wheel
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
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: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Forward Collision Warning and Brake Support
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Pre-collision safety system
4-Wheel ABS
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 301A
Equipment Group 300A
Titanium Sport Appearance Package
Cargo Management Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package
"Plus" Extra Value Package
"Power Premium" Extra Value Package
"Power Plus" Extra Value Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locking Nuts
Splash Guards
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Trailer Tow Class II
Power Panoramic Vista Roof
19" Machined Aluminum Luster Nickle Painted Wheels
Door Edge Guards
Paint Protection Film (Hood And Fender)
Body Side Molding
Rear Bumper Protector
Mudguards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Alloy Wheel Locks
Running Boards
Rear Bumper Applique
Special Color
Interior Options: 
All Weather Floor Mats
Interior Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Protector
SYNC 3 w/Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
Shift Knob
Cargo Net-Envelope
Carpet Mat Package
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Net Hammock
Interior Light Kit
Heated Fabric Front Row Seats
Door Sill Protectors
Door Sill Applique
All-Weather Liner Package
Tonneau Cover
Four Season Liner/Mat Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#434343
Color: 
Black, cloth
#1C1C1C