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2016 Ford Escape vs 2015 Toyota RAV4

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2015 Toyota RAV4
2016 Ford Escape
          Get everything you want and everything you need in the 2016 Ford Escape.

Awards

The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Escape has earned a coveted 5-star side crash rating from the NHTSA1.

Efficiency

If you're trying to pinch pennies, every single mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the one between the 2016 Ford Escape2 and the 2015 Toyota RAV43 on the highway.
2016 Ford EscapeVS2015 Toyota RAV4322EPA Estimated City MPG313

Features

Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the optional HID Headlights on the 2016 Ford Escape4, the answer is yes. On the 2015 Toyota RAV4, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights aren't even available.
The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2016 Ford Escape4, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2015 Toyota RAV4.
A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2016 Ford Escape4. Want it on the 2015 Toyota RAV45? You'll have to pay extra.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2016 Ford Escape4, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2015 Toyota RAV4, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2016 Ford EscapeVS2015 Toyota RAV4optional4HID Headlightsstandard4Leather Seatingstandard4Premium Sound Systemoptional5standard4Rear Parking Aid

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2016 Ford Escape6, boasting 55 more horses and 27 more horses per ton than the 2015 Toyota RAV43.
If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2016 Ford Escape's6 increased torque - 2706 lb.-ft. vs. 1723 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2016 Ford EscapeVS2015 Toyota RAV42316Horsepower17631294Horsepower Per Ton10232706Torque1723

Technical

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2016 Ford Escape's2 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2015 Toyota RAV4.
2016 Ford EscapeVS2015 Toyota RAV4has2Turbocharged

Usability

No more scuffing the bottom of your car in steep driveways - the 2016 Ford Escape7 has more than enough ground clearance - 1 inch more than the 2015 Toyota RAV48 - to make it in and out without the dreaded scrape.
Offering 2 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2015 Toyota RAV48, the 2016 Ford Escape7 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
The 2016 Ford Escape's9 2,000-lb. increase in towing capacity over the 2015 Toyota RAV48 means you'll be able to tow just about anything, for the job site or for a weekend fishing trip.
Even an increase of just an inch or two in wheel base can mean more stability, and the 2016 Ford Escape7 has 1 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2016 Ford EscapeVS2015 Toyota RAV477Ground Clearance68397Rear Head Room388397Rear Leg Room3883,5009Towing Capacity1,50081057Wheelbase1048

Pricing

The 2016 Ford Escape's7 MSRP is slightly less than the 2015 Toyota RAV43 - about $90 less - but to a budget-conscious buyer, every penny counts.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2016 Ford Escape's7 Roadside Assistance, standard for 3 years longer than 2015 Toyota RAV43.
2016 Ford EscapeVS2015 Toyota RAV4$23,5907MSRP$23,680357Roadside Assistance23
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