2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

Purchasing a new SUV no longer means you’re in for a powerful yet tough to maneuver ride. Instead, many new SUVs these days – such as the 2018 Ford Escape at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL – are just as easy to handle as much smaller sedans while still offering the capability you need and want from an SUV. In other words, the new Ford Escape is the best of both worlds – and then some.

In fact, thanks to the new 2018 Ford Escape that’s available here at Brandon Ford, the decision regarding which new SUV to purchase is now easier to make than ever before. With its combination of power, capability, efficiency and maneuverability, the new Ford Escape is the perfect choice for anyone in the market for a new SUV. To see what we mean, just peruse this 2018 Ford Escape versus 2018 Toyota RAV4 head-to-head model comparison.

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Toyota RAV4

3 Engine Choices 1
245 HP Max Horsepower 176 HP
275 lb-ft. Max Torque 172 lb-ft.
3500 lbs. Max Towing 1500 lbs.

2018 Ford Escape: More Engine Choices, More Max Horsepower & Torque and More Capability than the 2018 Toyota RAV4

Not everyone wants the same thing when it comes to choosing a new SUV. Some are willing to sacrifice some power for better gas mileage, while others will gladly see their fuel efficiency decreased a bit for a little more power. No matter what you’re looking for, the 2018 Ford Escape has you covered thanks to its three engine options, the most powerful of which tops out at 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Toyota RAV4, on the other hand, offers no such customization options. Instead, it features only one engine choice, which tops out at 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque.

As you probably guessed, the new Ford Escape’s power advantage leads to a pretty significant capability advantage over the new Toyota RAV4. In fact, the 2018 Ford Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds, which is 2,000 pounds more than the 2018 Toyota RAV4 can handle.

For more on the 2018 Ford Escape and everything it brings to the table, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.

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