2019 Toyota RAV4 vs Ford Escape

May 1st, 2019 by

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs Ford Escape

With fuel-efficient power and plenty of cabin space for your heads, legs, and gear, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape are ready for adventure. But which is the best memory maker? Our comparison guide gives you the rundown.

Most Modern Cabin: 2019 Toyota RAV4

Hot off a fresh redesign, the 2019 RAV4 is everything modern consumers want in a daily driver: comfy, tech-savvy, and quiet. Both rows of seating are big on adult-friendly space, perfect for road trips. The rear seats even recline, in case anyone wants to take a highway nap. And, with up to five USB ports throughout the cabin, no device will go uncharged.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Interior

The Ford Edge definitely gets high marks for its roomy cabin. If you’re headed out with a full load of passengers and their gear, you shouldn’t have a problem fitting comfortably. Unlike the RAV4, though, the Edge does not come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This must-have smartphone integration technology is available, but you have to pay extra for this tech on the Edge.

Road-Trip-Ready Efficiency: 2019 Toyota RAV4

Planning to a road trip across the great US of A? Take the RAV4 along. Not only is the RAV4 roomy and comfortable, but it’ll help you balance your fuel budget. Depending on equipment, this punchy little crossover earns up to 27 city and 34 highway mpg.

2019 Toyota RAV4 on the Road

Back on the Ford Escape, you can earn up to 23 city and 30 highway mpg. That’s not too far behind the RAV4, but the differences will add up if you plan to do a lot of travelling.

Sportiest Performance: 2019 Ford Escape

The Escape’s many engine help options make this our pick for most fun ride. If you want, you can enjoy blazing speed, compliments of the optional 245-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. All-wheel drive is also an option, and a great one if you’re planning to travel down soft surfaces, like off-road trails.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Sporty

The RAV4 may not have a bunch of engines to choose from, but we will say that its powertrain packs a good punch. And the new RAV4 has a little some extra up its sleeve: optional all-wheel drive with torque-vectoring technology. This performance gear can shift power distribution between rear wheels for a little traction boost on snowy roads or dirt paths.

Keeps You Safest: 2019 Toyota RAV4

The brand new RAV4 comes standard with a long list of driver safety aids. This technology-including forward collision mitigation with automatic braking-doesn’t just sense danger. This tech can act on your behalf, potentially keeping you completely from harm. The Ford Escape also offers these items, but you have to add the optional Safe and Smart package to get them. Meaning you have to pay extra.

The Ford Escape might be sporty in its own right, but the newly redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 really leads the way in terms of creature comforts and tech innovations. And, if its sportiness you’re after, you’ll love the RAV4’s new Adventure trim.

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