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Ford Escape vs. Toyota RAV4 Comparison

What's the Difference Between the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4?

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Eide Ford shows you the facts!

What’s the difference between the Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4? In Bismarck you need an SUV that works good in the summer and works even better in the winter. Find the right SUV to meet your needs can be challenging. Do you care about safety? How about gas mileage? Or do you simply what an SUV that looks good and feels great behind the wheel? To help you find the perfect SUV in Bismarck the SUV experts at Eide Ford worked to put together an honest side by side comparison of the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. See how the Ford Escape matches up. 


Check out the side-by-side comparison of the Ford Escape vs. Toyota RAV4

Ford Escape - FACTS

  • Enhanced Active Park Assist. Senses an adequately sized parallel or reverse perpendicular parking space, then steer Escape into that space = More Convenience.
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers = More Visibility.
  • Driver knee airbag = More Safety.
  • SYNC Connect and SYNC 3 = More Technology:
    • Lock, unlock and start your Edge.
    • Make calls, return missed calls, read and send text messages.
    • Listen to your music and playlists. 
  • Multiple Engine Choices = More Power
    • 1.5L EcoBoost I-4: 179 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque.
      • (More horsepower and more torque than RAV4.)
    • 2.0L EcoBoost I-4: 245 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft of torque.
      • (More horsepower and more torque than RAV4.)
    • 2.5L I-VCT I-4 with 168 horsepower.
  • Escape equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost engine and Class II Trailer Tow Package, has 3500 lbs. of towing capacity. 
  • One ton more pulling capacity - the equivalent of 2 jet skis or a snowmobile = More Towing Capacity.
  • Heated seats.
  • Smart Key System.
  • Navigation System.
  • Dual zone automatic temperature control.

Toyota RAV4 - Babble

  • Smart Key System
  • Navigation System
  • Dual zone automatic temperature control
  • HomeLink
  • One 4 cylinder engine choice with
    • 176 horsepower (The Edge 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 Engine delivers 69 more horsepower.)
    • 172 lb.-ft of torque (The Edge 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 Engine gives 103 lb.-ft more torque.)
    • Max towing capacity of 1500 lbs (Escape equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost engine and Class II Trailer Tow Package, has 3,500 lbs. of towing capacity.) 
  • Bird's Eye View Camera

Why is the RAV4 list so short? Answer...there’s not much it offers.


Eide Ford doesn’t like to brag but the Ford Escape is the best SUV on the market with several more features than the competitors. The side-by-side comparison makes it crystal clear and simple.

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Ford Escape Parallel Park Feature

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When you visit Eide Ford, you'll discover a dealership that delivers on its promises and creates an experience you’ll never forget. Over the past three years the team at Eide Ford has won the President’s Award. What does this mean?

  • Eide Ford is one of the top 10% car dealerships in the nation.
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  • Experienced and knowledgeable team.

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