2023 Ford Escape vs. the Competition

2023 Ford Escape vs. 2023 Toyota RAV 4 LE

Mt. Vernon drivers looking for a great family SUV have plenty to love in the 2023 Ford Escape. Capable and versatile, the Ford Escape comes with multiple powertrain options and trim levels for flexibility in choosing the features you want most. No matter which version of the Ford Escape you gravitate toward, it is a handsomely styled and practical choice for modern drivers who love the easy driveability of a crossover SUV.

With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to choose, but we have found that even when compared to its closest competitor, the Toyota RAV 4, the Ford Escape rises above and delivers more options and comes with more standard features to meet your needs. Explore the Ford Escape at Lynch Ford and find out why it beats the competition in all the areas that matter most.

When You Want Space, Go for the Ford Escape

When you compare the interior dimensions, it's clear that the Ford Escape allows more room to stretch than the Toyota RAV 4. You'll have more space for passengers, inches more available legroom, and greater overall volume. With a lower starting price to boot, you'll appreciate more room in your budget as well.

Advanced Safety and Driver Assistance Comes Standard with Ford Co-Pilot360

Regarding safety, the Ford Escape raises the bar with a full suite of advanced safety and driver aids that come standard on every model. With Ford Co-Pilot360, you'll have access to all the most advanced technology to keep you safe on the roads and aware of your surroundings at no additional charge. The Toyota RAV 4 comes with similar safety systems with Toyota Safety Sense but charges a premium for features they consider optional, like their blind-spot system. With the Ford Escape, you don't have to compromise on the newest safety technology. Ford Co-Pilot360 offers all the newest technology to include the following features:

  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection: The system is on the lookout for pedestrians and warns you if a collision is imminent. If you don't respond quickly enough, your Ford Escape will automatically stop to avoid the collision.
  • Blind-spot information system with Cross-Traffic Alert: The system uses radar technology to keep tabs on any traffic crossing your path from the left or right while you back up to alert you of oncoming traffic while backing up.
  • Lane-keeping system: The lane-keeping system on the Ford Escape does double duty by acting as a driver awareness and alert monitoring system. If you drift outside your lane, the vehicle will autocorrect and alert you to pay attention.
  • Automatic high beams: The system will automatically dim your brights based on oncoming traffic, so you don't blind other drivers at night with your high beams and will turn them back on when it senses that it's dark enough.
  • Reverse camera: Standard equipment on most vehicles sold in the United States to ensure your safety while in reverse.

Power Your Drive with Flexible Engine Options

When it comes to engine options, the Ford Escape offers four choices from a mix of EcoBoost gas engines and two hybrid options. The Toyota RAV 4 only offers three powertrain options, one gas, one hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid. When you compare the base engines, the Toyota RAV 4 offers a bit more horsepower, but the Ford Escape provides more torque and nearly identical fuel efficiency. Depending on what you are looking for, the Ford Escape is the more frugal choice and offers plenty of capability. The base 1.5-liter EcoBoost in the Ford Escape delivers 181 horsepower, while the 2.5-liter gas engine on the RAV 4 produces 203 horsepower. Both SUVs get a combined fuel efficiency rate of 28 MPG, but you can go further between refueling with the Ford Escape because it has a larger fuel tank.

Compare the Ford Escape at Lynch Ford

We have a great lineup of Ford Escape SUVs, so you can look at all the different configurations and features it offers. With a lower starting price tag, more standard safety and technology features, and flexible powertrain options, the Ford Escape is a strong competitor against the more expensive Toyota RAV 4. Get more for your money with the highly versatile and capable 2023 Ford Escape.

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