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2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Ford Escape near Romeoville, IL

Compact SUVs have made a great impact in the automotive industry in recent years. Because of this, you may be thinking, ‘which one is the right one for me?’ To help ease your troubles, and aid you in your research, we at Thomas Toyota of Joliet created a comparison of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Ford Escape near Romeoville, IL. See the many ways that the RAV4 takes the cake in this head-to-head!

To start off this friendly competition, we’ll take a look at what these compact SUVs have to offer in terms of performance. Underneath the hood of the Toyota RAV4 sits the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, which is capable of a whopping 176 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ford Escape comes standard with the 2.5L iVCT powertrain. Although impressive in ratings, it’s no match for the RAV4, as it only delivers 168 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque.

For all of your needs, from mini road trips to Chicago for a day on Lake Michigan to carpools to afterschool activities, you’re going to need an SUV that can handle it all. And in this Toyota RAV4 vs Ford Escape battle, you’ll see that it’s the RAV4 that steps up to the plate. In the back of the Toyota RAV4, you’ll have an abundant 38.4 cubic ft. of cargo space1 at your disposal. Whereas, in the Escape, you’ll only be able to utilize 34 cubic ft. of trunk volume.

Thanks to the split-folding rear seat of both SUVs in this comparison of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Ford Escape near Romeoville, IL, you’ll be able to expand your cargo-carrying capabilities even further. However, the RAV4 far surpasses the Escape. The RAV4 offers 73.4 cubic ft. of total space1 with the second row flat, opposed to just a mere 68 cubic ft. of total room in the Escape with its rear seat collapsed.

Moving on in this competition, we’ll now see how these two compare in terms of safety. Although both offer a rearview camera for optimal backing up maneuvers, the RAV4 takes it up a notch with an available Bird’s Eye View Camera2. This system displays a 360-degree view of the RAV4, as well as a curb view, on the center touchscreen while geared in Drive or Reverse. The Escape doesn’t offer this amenity at all.  

That's it for now with our comparison of these two compact SUVs. Head on down to your local Toyota dealer, Thomas Toyota of Joliet, to experience the many qualities of the RAV4! There is still so much more to see in addition to the aspects mentioned in this matchup of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Ford Escape near Romeoville, IL.


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2017 Toyota Rav4 SUV AWD

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Side Barrier Overall
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Side Barrier Driver
Side Barrier Passenger
Side Pole Driver
Side Combined Front
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Side Combined Rear
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  • Specs
  • Warranty

Features

Features

  • Comfort
  • Mechanical
  • Exterior
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Interior

Comfort

Comfort Features

Dash trim leatherette
Center console trim leatherette
Shift knob trim leather
Steering wheel trim leather
Armrests rear folding
Armrests rear center with cupholders
Floor material carpet
Door trim leatherette

Convenience Features

Cupholders front
Memorized settings 2 driver
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
Cruise control adaptive
One-touch windows 1
Reading lights front
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Power outlet(s) 12V rear
Multi-function remote illuminated entry
Cargo area light
Retained accessory power
Multi-function remote panic alarm
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio
Memorized settings driver seat
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) two 12V front
Reading lights rear
Assist handle rear
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Dimming rearview mirror auto
Steering wheel mounted controls phone
Steering wheel mounted controls multi-function
Universal remote transmitter Homelink - garage door opener
Storage front seatback
Storage grocery bag holder
Assist handle front
Storage cargo tie-down anchors and hooks
Storage sunglasses holder
Storage door pockets
Multi-function remote proximity entry system
Cupholders rear
Steering wheel mounted controls voice control
Storage accessory hook
Multi-function remote trunk release

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row
Air filtration

Mechanical

Exterior

Safety

Technology

Interior

Specs

Warranty

Awards

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Best Cars for Small Families (2017 Model)
- Cars.com

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Best Crossovers (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

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Best Resale Value: Brand (2017 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

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Best Value in America: SUVs, Crossovers, and Vans Brand (2017 Model)
- Vincentric

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Best Vehicles By Class: Compact SUVs (2017 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

Award
Best-Performing Cars: Safety (2017 Model)
- The Car Connection

Award
SUV of the Year: Contender (2017 Model)
- Motor Trend

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Top Safety Pick+ - Small SUVs (2017 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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2017 Toyota RAV4 Limited Silver Sky Metallic 4D Sport Utility 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC Dual VVT-i AWD 22/29mpg<br><br>Awards:<br> * 2017 IIHS Top Safety… 2017 Toyota RAV4 Limited Silver Sky Metallic 4D Sport Utility 2.5L… 2017 Toyota RAV4 Limited Silver Sky Metallic 4D Sport Utility 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC Dual VVT-i AWD 22/29mpg<br><br>Awards:<br> * 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+<br>Reviews:<br><br> * Generous cargo space; corners with confidence while remaining comfortable; advanced safety features are now standard on all models; feature-rich and easy-to-use infotainment systems. Source: Edmunds<br><br><br>CALL, CLICK OR EMAIL, fast and simple. 3 Day, 300 Mile exchange policy - Commission FREE sales - Up Front Pricing. Only Thomas offers the 31 Minute Buying Experience. Find out for yourself why customers love the Thomas Difference! PLUS TAX, TITLE, LIC, AND $172.15 DOC FEE. (more)

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1. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

2. The Bird's-Eye-View Camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the area surrounding the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm surrounding clearance. Environmental conditions may limit effectiveness and view may become obscured. See Owner’s Manual for details.