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2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Ford Escape

The sheer number of compact crossovers available in the market today make it hard to know where to start if you don't already have a make and model in mind. The good news is, there are a lot of great options out there including the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Ford Escape. Today, we are stacking the two up next to each other to see which comes out on top as the better choice for a compact crossover purchase.

Find specs and a trim level comparison for both vehicles below or head straight to the 2018 Toyota RAV4 inventory available at Fox Toyota by clicking the link below.

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Toyota RAV4


2018 Ford Escape

$24,660  Starting MSRP $23,940
23/30 Fuel Economy 21/29
176 Base Horsepower 168
73.4 cubic feet Cargo Space 67.8 cubic feet

Standard and Available Features Offered

Both the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Ford Escape are offered in a variety of trim levels that make it possible for drivers to customize their ride to fit their needs whether they are looking for something budget-friendly or tricked out with the latest and greatest technology offerings. Though, with two extra trim levels, drivers do have a bit more options with the 2018 RAV4.

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is available in six distinct trim levels including the LE, XLE, Adventure, SE, Limited, and Platinum trims. While each trim offers a little something different, each trim will come standard with a rearview camera, split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth compatibility, a USB port, and the Toyota Safety Sense active safety bundle. Toyota Safety Sense includes Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, and a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.

The 2018 Ford Escape is available in four trim levels called S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. The base S trim on the 2018 Escape is a little bit more bare bones than the base trim on the 2018 RAV4 and comes standard with split-folding rear seats, a rearview camera, Bluetooth compatibility, and a USB port.

Overall, we think the 2018 Toyota RAV4 provides a lot more bang for the buck, especially since even base models come standard with Toyota Safety Sense for not a lot more money than bare bones 2018 Ford Escape models. For more information on the 2018 Toyota RAV4 available now at Fox Toyota, fill out the form below.