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2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

Green 2019 Ford Escape on a City Street vs Blue 2019 Toyota RAV4 on a Dirt Road

Family is the focus in the compact crossover segment and the 2019 Ford Escape will cater to your family’s needs with an athletic style, a capable interior, a versatile design and an impressive list of tech features. To illustrate the world-class reputation of the Ford Escape, we have paired it with the all-new Toyota RAV4 in this 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Toyota RAV4 comparison.

With four trim levels to choose from – S, SE, SEL and Titanium – the 2019 Ford Escape can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget. Armed with 98.6 cubic feet of passenger space, seating for five and a competitive 34 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 60/40 split-folding rear seats that can be laid flat to increase storage space to 68 cubic feet, the Ford Escape is perfect for the family on the go.

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2019 Ford Escape VS 2019 Toyota RAV4
$24,105 Starting Price $25,500
2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder
3 Engine Options 1
34 - 68 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 37.6 - 69.8 Cubic Feet

Differences Between the 2019 Ford Escape and 2019 Toyota RAV4

After a complete redesign, the popular Toyota RAV4 promises to be a tough competitor in this 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Toyota RAV4 comparison. With a more affordable price tag, an impressive list of features and a trio of potent powertrains, the Ford Escape sets itself apart from the all-new Toyota RAV4. A price tag that starts at just $24,105 makes the entry-level Ford Escape S more than $1,000 less than its counterpart and still provides families with a wealth of features that include 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, Ford MyKey® safety technology and a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® infotainment system.

Ford Escape SE, SEL and Titanium entries will take entertainment to the next level with the addition of a simple, easy-to-use 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system. With this technology at your disposal, you will have access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and FordPass™ Connect Wi-Fi – Toyota RAV4 models do not have access to Android Auto. Available Ford Escape features that will take your drive to the next level include luxurious leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, push-button start, a 10-speaker Sony sound system, remote start, a power liftgate, heated front seats and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Power, performance and efficient fuel economy are trademarks of the compact crossover segment and are highlights of the 2019 Ford Escape spec sheet. With a trio of powertrains that includes power-packed EcoBoost® entries, the Ford Escape provides more options than its Toyota counterpart. When equipped for towing, the Ford Escape is capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds of cargo – an impressive number in the segment. All-new Toyota RAV4 models play host to a 203-horsepower 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid editions employ a modified 2.5-liter engine and dual electric motors.

Ford Escape Engine Options and Performance Specs

  • 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 168 Horsepower/170 Pound-Feet of Torque – 21 MPG City/29 MPG Hwy
  • 1.5-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 179 Horsepower/177 Pound-Feet of Torque – 23 MPG City/30 MPG Hwy
  • 2.0-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 245 Horsepower/275 Pound-Feet of Torque – 22 MPG City/29 MPG Hwy


Blue 2019 Ford Escape at the Pier
2019 Ford Escape Front Seat Interior
2019 Ford Escape Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Ford SYNC 3 Touchscreen Display
Silver 2019 Ford Escape Rear Exterior in a Driveway