2023 Ford Escape vs. 2024 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2023 Ford Escape

2023 Ford
Escape

MSRP*: $28,000 to $39,460
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2024 Toyota
RAV4 Hybrid

MSRP*: $31,725 to $40,030
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MPG - City 26 - 42 MPG 38 - 41 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 36 MPG 35 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.8 - 65.4 ft3 69.8 ft3
Engine
  • 163-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 180-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 192-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 219-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 180 - 192 hp 219 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 2,000 lbs 1,750 lbs
Exterior Length 180.5 - 181.2 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 38.9 - 40.7 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Escape than in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The Ford Escape will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

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 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is a little wider than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Ford Escape takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

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

Performance
With the Ford Escape, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The Ford Escape has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

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

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 Hybrid. The Ford Escape has less cargo space than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.