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2020 Ford Escape vs. Toyota RAV4

A white 2020 Ford Escape compared against a gray 2020 Toyota RAV4

Good things can come in smaller packages – especially when talking about SUVs. Marked as a compact crossover-SUV, the redesigned 2020 Ford Escape comes with a whole host of options tucked inside a sporty and sleek exterior. Plus, it’s successful past mixed with yearly updates for previous shortcomings keeps its crossover fans coming back for more.

But how does it stack up to another model with a major name? Employees here at Kovatch Ford in Nesquehoning, PA, decided to match up the 2020 Ford Escape to the 2020 Toyota RAV4 to see what major brand is worth looking into.



Engine Options

1.5L EcoBoost® 3-Cylinder Turbo

2.0L EcoBoost® 3-Cylinder Turbo

2.5L IVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Hybrid

Horsepower 181 250 200
Torque 177 280 155
Estimated MPG 27 City / 33 Highway 23 City / 31 Highway 44 City / 37 Highway
AWD Availability Optional Standard Optional

Looking at the table above, you can see the available engine options for the 2020 Ford Escape. While the standard 1.5L EcoBoost® engine is solid, the redesign dropped the overall weight by 200 lbs. allowing for a smoother ride than last year’s model. But the choice for added power or an even eco-friendlier engine is there for those interested. The 2020 Ford Escape will also have a plug-in hybrid engine option available in the spring of 2020, making it a total of four options compared to the 2020 Toyota RAV4 model’s lone engine choice.

Interior Space and Features of the 2020 Ford Escape

Not only with the engines, the 2020 Ford Escape edges out the 2020 Toyota Rav4 in key places with interior space and features. One unique feature comes in the five selectable Drive Modes – Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Deep Snow/Sand. These options help assist you when you drive in each scenario for safety or enjoyment. Here are a few other features that the 2020 Ford Escape edges out the competition:

  • 42.4 inches of Front Leg Room
  • 40.7 inches of Rear Leg Room
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of driver-assist technologies
  • AWD Disconnect Feature

Looking for the ideal compact SUV can be tough in a market flooded with options. However, Ford makes it a little easier by edging out its competition in engine options and added features that can make your drive safe and enjoyable. Check out a 2020 Ford Escape for yourself here at Kovatch Ford in Nesquehoning, PA, today!