How Does the Ford Escape Compare to the RAV4 and Equinox?

Searching for a Compact SUV with Amazing Versatility and Top-Notch Performance? Oracle Ford Inc. Has the SUV models Drivers Seek in Oracle, Tucson, Florence, Marana and Pinal County | When it comes to high-end excellence within versatility and performance for a compact SUV, few models compare to the Ford Escape. For the active Arizona family or independent drivers who are in the market for a new compact SUV that provides everything you need for your daily commute as well as weekend adventures, the new Ford Escape has it all in one affordable package. But how does it stack up against top competitors like the Toyota RAV4 and the Chevy Equinox? Here's a brief rundown on why choosing the Ford Escape is the better option for your money.

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The Ford Escape Takes on the Toyota RAV4

There is no doubt that these two compact SUV models hold robust popularity with American drivers. But there are a few standout areas that make the Ford Escape a top-notch pick. The Ford Escape offers three trim options that consist of the Escape S, SE, and the Titanium. If you're in the market for an affordable compact SUV, the Ford Escape has a starting MSRP of $23,750 compared to the RAV4 which is available at $24,910 for its base trim price.

When it comes to safety, both compact SUVs received an overall five-star rating from the National Highway of Traffic Safety Administration. However, the Ford Escape scored higher in the area of Front crash rating with a five out of five compared to the RAV4 score of four out of five stars. When it comes to engine power, you pay less for more when choosing the Ford Escape. Look forward to a 179-horsepower four-cylinder engine that takes the upper hand in power and fuel efficiency with 30MPG on the highway compared to the RAV4 model's 176-horsepower engine that puts out 29MPG on the highway.

Drivers will also experience more interior comfort as well as towing power with the Ford Escape. The RAV4 is said to use more hard plastics within its cabin, whereas the Escape provides more soft-touch materials along with a quieter interior than the RAV4. The Toyota RAV4 is fitted only for 1500-Ibs of towing capacity, but if you're looking to go the distance, the Ford Escape is capable of hauling up to 2,000-3,000-Ibs, which is ideal for a small camper, or two trailered ATVs.

If you're searching the areas of Oracle and Tucson, AZ for a new Compact SUV, the Ford Escape takes a win when up against the Toyota RAV4. Drivers will experience a redefined interior cabin, better power, and performance as well as towing capacity in the Escape.

The Ford Escape Vs. The Chevy Equinox

The two automotive rivalries continue to battle for the top, and it's a close match when it comes to the compact SUV series for both brands. For decades Ford and Chevy have competed against each other, and though drivers may look to paying about the same MSRP for the base trim-levels for both vehicle's, the Ford offers a little extra for Arizona drivers seeking a vehicle upgrade.

Both models carry similar safety features in the sense that they offer the standard Backup Camera as well as the available blind-spot monitoring with Rear Cross-traffic alert. However, if you're looking for a refined interior with maximum comfort options, the Ford Escape provides it all with more comfortable seating. Though the Equinox provides a bit more legroom, reviews have shown that backseat passengers prefer the comfort found inside the Ford Escape. Each of these compact SUVs provides quality tech features within the Ford's SYNC3 and the MyLink System for the Equinox. However, drivers will have a greater advantage when it comes to operational ability with the SNYC 3 by Ford because it shows multiple functions on the touchscreen simultaneously, whereas you spend time searching and scrolling the menu with MyLink.

Cargo space is everything when it comes to those weekend long getaways and transporting your outdoor gear. The Ford Escape offers 34.3-cubic feet of rear cargo space that escalates to 67.8-cubic feet with the rear seats folded forward. The Equinox cuts off at 29.9 cubic feet and only maxes out at 63.5-cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, which makes all the difference when trying to transport those larger store-bought items.

Horsepower and performance is greater when comparing the 179-horsepower four-cylinder Ford Escape engine compared to the Chevy Equinox model's 170-horsepower engine. Look forward to satisfying your larger trailer towing needs with the Escape knowing it is fully capable of hauling up to 2,000-Ibs, whereas the Equinox is only capable of a 1,500-max towing capacity. Drivers will also experience enhanced handling and control with the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™.

Test Drive the New Ford Escape near Florence, Marana and Pinal County, AZ Today!

See for your self just how the Ford Escape will fit your daily driving needs and visit the Oracle Ford dealership at 3950 W. Hwy 77 in Oracle, AZ. We have the Escape trim levels you've been searching for, and they're just waiting for your test drive. Schedule yours today by calling our sales experts at (888) 375.7609, and we'll situate you with a test drive date at your convenience. We look forward to working with you, and we'll see you in our new inventory soon!