2020 Toyota RAV4
Features & Specs
2020 Ford Escape
Standard
Satellite Radio
Offered on Higher Trim Levels
203 Horsepower
Standard Engine Power
181 Horsepower
35 Horsepower
Fuel Economy
33 Horsepower
8.4-inches
Ground Clearance
7.8-inches

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Ford Escape

SUVs make life easier in a whole variety of ways, but with so many options on the market, it can be tough to find the one that truly meets all the demands of your lifestyle. That is why we here at Pearson Toyota have created this comparison review to help you out! We have pared down the segment to two of the most popular models, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and the 2020 Ford Escape, and we are putting them to the test to see what they have to offer to help you decide which one is best for you. Keep reading to find out which one we recommend!

2020 Toyota RAV4 Power & Handling

In the 2020 model year, each and every Toyota RAV4 model is powered by the same capable engine. This 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces up to 184 pound-feet of torque and 203 horsepower. Toyota mates this engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission and power is sent to the front wheels. An all-wheel drive configuration is offered for all trims except the Adventure and TRD Off-Road trims where it is standard.

2020 Ford Escape Power & Handling

There are two engines powering the Ford Escape trims. The base engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder that produces 190 pound-feet of torque and 181 horsepower. Ford mates this engine to an 8-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The optional engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers 280 pound-feet of torque and 250 horsepower. This engine is also mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission but this time, all-wheel drive.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Features & Design

There are six RAV4 trim levels to consider in the 2020 model year. The base trim, called the LE, is outfitted with LED headlights, Apple and Android smartphone integration, a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, a USB port, and Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. The upper trims add even more USB ports, keyless entry, a power liftgate, SofTex upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, a JBL 11-speaker sound system, heated front seats, and more. The Adventure and TRD Off-Road trims come with unique wheels, an off-road-tuned suspension, a sunroof, taller roof rails, fender flares, and hill descent control.

2020 Ford Escape Features & Design

The Ford Escape is available in five trim levels. The base S model is pretty bare bones but it does come with features like second-row sliding seats, a 4.5-inch display screen, and selectable drive modes. The upper trim levels add an 8-inch touchscreen interface, heated front seats, keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote engine start, ambient interior lighting, and dual-zone climate control.

Conclusion:

Without thinking twice, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is the SUV to choose! The Ford Escape offers a good amount of features and power but the Toyota RAV4 is locked and loaded with features and power to take you from the highway to the trails with ease. If you are ready to swap out your current ride for a 2020 Toyota RAV4 come on down to Pearson Toyota today and start the process with our sales associates! We cannot wait to work with you!


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