Whenever there's a comparison between two great SUVs, the Escape and RAV4 are often mentioned. These two vehicles have gone head-to-head for years, and their 2020 models present stiffer competition than ever. With increasing infotainment technological ability, improvements in gas mileage, and competitive pricing keeping the stakes high, it can be difficult to decide which SUV is right for you. If you're trying to decide between a 2020 Ford Escape and a 2020 Toyota RAV4, Jacky Jones Ford of Hayesville, NC has built a comparison for you to explore. Here, we're going to compare and contrast these two capable SUVs to see which one comes out on top!  

Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 - Price Differences

Price is everything when it comes to a family who needs to budget for a new SUV. They need affordable quality, and both of these SUVs deliver. However, the Escape ekes out a lead with its base price of just under $25,000. It only becomes the more expensive model when you invest in the top-tier Escape Titanium, which will run you nearly $37,000. We think most people are going to veer towards the more affordable options, though, so the Escape wins this round.  

Engine and Horsepower

If you want an SUV with strength underneath the hood, the Ford Escape is where you want to invest. It comes with a 3-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine, creating 180 horsepower. You can also shoot for a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that reaches 250 horsepower. The second engine choice offers an exciting ride, while it the RAV4 only has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that reaches 203 horsepower. The 2020 Ford Escape offers more performance potential in a compact SUV.  

Safety Features

Not many SUVs earn a 5 out of 5 safety rating by the NHTSA, but the Ford Escape exceeded expectations. It also scored 5 stars in the front and side crash tests, earning a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS. The RAV4 received similar scores, but it wasn't perfect across the board. Not to mention, the Escape has available features you can combine with the standard Ford Co-Pilot360. You can even set speed limits for secondary drivers with MyKey. The RAV4 lacks most of the vital options Ford offers. This is an easy choice if you're looking for a safe SUV.  

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Do you want a 2020 Ford Escape of your very own? At Jacky Jones Ford of Hayesville, NC, you can get one! After you've browsed our wide selections, you can speak with one of our customer service representatives to get started. Contact us today or visit our dealership for a test drive. We look forward to meeting with you!