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2014 Ford Escape vs. 2014 Toyota Highlander Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Ford Escape, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Escape and the Toyota Highlander.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Escape as you will with the Toyota Highlander, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Ford Escape is a better financial choice over the Toyota Highlander, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Escape and the Toyota Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Escape is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford Escape, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Highlander.

Drivetrain
The Ford Escape has much lower torque than the Toyota Highlander, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Escape has the same turning radius as the Toyota Highlander, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Ford Escape for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Escape has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Ford Escape seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander. The Ford Escape has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander.

Warranty
The Ford Escape comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Highlander.

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2014 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,100 - $30,850

2014 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $29,215 - $43,590
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% --
City MPG: 22 - 23 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 30 - 32 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,772 - $28,769 $26,673 - $39,798

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