2016 Ford Escape vs. 2016 Toyota RAV4

Compact SUVs are all the rage these days. They offer drivers a happy medium between efficient sedans and tall, strong SUVs. It’s a fair compromise, and that is why the market is becoming saturated with them. With so many options, it may be difficult to choose which one may be right for you. We are here to help with a comparison between the 2016 Ford Escape vs. the 2016 Toyota RAV4.

Both vehicles are fine examples of what a compact SUV should be, but there are areas where the new Ford Escape pulls ahead. Horsepower numbers are about even, with the Escape reaching 178 horsepower and the RAV4 hitting 176 horsepower. But in terms of torque, the Escape has a higher output with 184 pounds per foot compared with the RAV4’s output of 172 pounds per foot. If your escapades include towing a trailer or other such items behind you, the Escape has more towing capacity at 3,500 pounds compared to the RAV4’s 1,500 pounds. This means more equipment and more possibilities for your adventures.

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2016 Ford Escape vs. 2016 Toyota RAV4
178 HP Horsepower 176 HP
184 lb-ft Torque 172 lb-ft
3,500 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 Pounds
Standard Satellite Radio Available

Why choose the 2016 Ford Escape in Brainerd MN?

In addition to power and towing needs, the 2016 Ford Escape can quench your thirst for entertainment. SiriusXM Satellite Radio comes standard in the Escape, with a six-month trial subscription to the Sirius All Access package included in the purchase. You’ll have plenty to listen to while towing 3,500 pounds worth of equipment to your latest nature trek! The numbers speak for themselves. The 2016 Ford Escape outperforms the Toyota RAV4 in several different categories. Contact Houston Ford to learn how you can test drive the new Escape today.

The 2016 Ford Escape comes in blue.
The 2016 Ford Escape has an intuitive dashboard.
The 2016 Ford Escape features a spacious interior.
The 2016 Ford Escape comes in red.

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