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2016 Ford Escape vs. 2016 Toyota RAV4 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Escape offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota RAV4, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford Escape offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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 RAV4, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Escape will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota RAV4. 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 RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is about the same width as the Toyota RAV4. When looking at overall length, the Ford Escape takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota RAV4.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Escape transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Escape is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Escape greatly out-muscles the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4. The Ford Escape has less cargo space than the Toyota RAV4, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Ford Escape comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota RAV4.

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2016 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,590 - $31,745

2016 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*: $24,350 - $32,910
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.48%
City MPG: 22 - 23 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 29 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
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*: $22,352 - $29,760 $22,768 - $30,770

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.