|2017 Ford Escape||VS||2017 Toyota RAV4|
|245 hp||Maximum Horsepower||1,500 lbs|
|3,500 lbs||Maximum Towing Capacity||$28,100-$37,600|
Shopping for a new vehicle can be stressful and confusing. There are a lot of different vehicles to choose from, especially when you're looking for an SUV. The 2017 Ford Escape is one of the many options that consumers have to choose from if they're looking for a vehicle with interior comfort. The Ford Escape offers technological features like Ford SYNC®, which allows drivers to pair their smartphone with the car, and on upper trims, you'll be able to upgrade to SYNC® 3, which provides an easy to use interface thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. , the 2015 model stands out in ways that the 2014 Ford Edge doesn’t when it comes to advanced technology and fuel economy.
Since the crossover and SUV segment is so saturated, it is hard to narrow down which vehicle you are truly interested in. There are plenty of options to choose from, like the 2017 Toyota RAV4. The Toyota RAV4 is an excellent vehicle with plenty of space and, like the 2017 Ford Escape, has voice activated controls. Comparing the 2017 Ford Escape vs the 2017 Toyota RAV4 should help highlight the difference in the two vehicles that may seem similar at first glance.
Other features that come with the 2015 Ford Edge that aren’t available with the 2014 Ford Edge include an all-new exterior design, a new sport trim that emphasizes agility and a easy handling, standard Bluetooth connectivity and an enhanced parking assistance system.
When it comes to engine performance, having options is important. With the 2017 Ford Escape, you'll have three different engines available, with a 2.5L iVCT 4-cylinder that will provide you with 168 horsepower on the base trim level. If that isn't enough, upgrading to the second or third trim grants you access to the 1.5L Ecoboost® 4-cylinder with 179 horsepower and 30 mpg on the highway. This is more in line with the 2017 RAV4 engine, a 2.5L 4-cylinder providing 176 horsepower. This is the only engine available on the Toyota RAV4, while the Ford Escape has one more option on the high two trims, a 2.0L Ecoboost® 4-cylinder with a whopping 245 horsepower.
On the available 2.0L Ecoboost® engine, the 2017 Ford Escape is able to tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. The 1.5L EcoBoost® engine tows up to 2,000 pounds, while the base engine and the engine on the 2017 Toyota RAV4 can handle up to 1,500 pounds. The high class performance of the 2017 Ford Escape, which would normally be found on a much more expensive vehicle, is incredibly affordable. The base trim has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $24,645, while the 2017 Toyota Rav4 comes in at $25,370.
With a plethora of available and standard feature, the 2017 Ford Escape is a great vehicle at a great price. Visit Sanders Ford in Swansboro or Jacksonville, NC for more information on the 2017 Ford Escape.