2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Ford Escape

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Ford Escape

2019 Ford Escape


If you've been searching for a well-priced and dependable compact SUV, you may be considering a 2019 Ford Escape! However, when push comes to shove, the Escape can't hold a candle to the 2019 Toyota RAV4. Whether you're looking for standard technology, great safety features, or performance that will excite you day after day, Toyota is a clear winner. Compare the Toyota RAV4 vs. Ford Escape with Chicago Northside Toyota today, and you won't have any trouble seeing why drivers all across the Chicagoland area are in agreement.

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Standard and Available Features: RAV4 vs. Ford Escape

  • If you're after a useful infotainment system, the RAV4 will give you more right from the start. Apple CarPlay™, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a 7-inch touchscreen are all standard. The Escape receives a 4.2-inch display standard, and you'll have to upgrade to access a touchscreen or Apple CarPlay™.
  • Both the RAV4 and the Ford Escape offer a foot-activated power liftgate, a premium audio system, and a panoramic moonroof. However, if you want to enjoy wireless device charging and up to five USB ports, you'll have to choose the Toyota over its competitor.
2019 Toyota RAV4

Safety: RAV4 vs. Ford Escape

  • The RAV4 is one of the industry leaders when it comes to providing driver-assistance safety technology. Every 2019 RAV4 comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™. The most advanced Ford Escape safety features are spread out across multiple packages and must be purchased as upgrades.
  • With TSS 2.0, you'll receive Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and much more. While similar technologies are available in the Ford Escape, you'll end up paying a lot more to gain access to these features.
  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety designated the RAV4 as a Top Safety Pick when they last assessed it in 2018. The 2019 Ford Escape earns no such praise, and where its front crash prevention is rated as "basic," the RAV4 front crash protection is rated as "superior."

Performance: RAV4 vs. Ford Escape

  • The baseline RAV4 offers significantly more horsepower (203 vs. 168) than the base trim of its competitor. The Toyota also easily outclasses the Ford in terms of fuel economy, with the RAV4 FWD earning 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. A comparable Ford Escape only earns 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
  • Although it hasn't yet been released, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 will soon be available as a Hybrid! These RAV4 models will be among the most powerful available, and they're expected to achieve fuel economy of 41 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. The Ford Escape isn't offered as a Hybrid.

Choose the Right SUV at Chicago Northside Toyota

Now that you've compared the Toyota RAV4 vs. Ford Escape, we know that you'll want to get behind the wheel right away. Find out how the new RAV4 models for sale in Chicago handle the streets of Evanston and Lincolnwood, or continue your research by comparing the RAV4 vs. Kia Sportage. If you're ready for more, just contact our team to schedule a test drive today!

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