2017 Ford Escape vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Toyota Rav4

2017 Toyota RAV4

The compact crossover SUV segment has gained popularity in recent years, and it may seem like everyone in Florence is driving one. With so many options from which to choose, how can you possibly find one that meets your driving demands? The 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Toyota RAV4 are both top contenders in the class, but in areas like performance and features, the Escape undoubtedly comes out ahead. Learn more with the help of Beach Ford.


Both the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Toyota RAV4 are powered by inline-4 engines paired with six-speed transmissions. However, a turbocharger on the Escape’s machine generates greater power than its Toyota counterpart, at 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque as compared with 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The difference may seem minimal based on the numbers alone, but it’s one you’ll certainly notice when you hit the Conway roads behind the wheel of the 2017 Ford Escape. Plus, the Escape boasts a superior maximum towing capacity with this base engine at 2,000 pounds, whereas the RAV4 musters just 1,500 pounds.


When you want an array of features geared toward your comfort, convenience, and entertainment right from the start, you’ll be better served by the 2017 Ford Escape. This compact crossover SUV promises various amenities as standard, which are unavailable on the introductory 2017 Toyota RAV4 trim or come as cost-added features later in the lineup. Some of those include:

  • Climate control
  • Floor mats
  • Optional heated mirrors
  • Available navigation system
  • Satellite radio
  • Fog lamps
  • Variable speed intermittent wipers
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Rear parking aid
  • Smartphone app integration

Learn More About the 2017 Ford Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape has solidified its position at the top of the compact crossover SUV class. It can be yours today to drive around Myrtle Beach when you browse the inventory available at Beach Ford! When you’ve decided on a model that suits you, give us a call to schedule a visit!