2016 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2016 Ford Escape

2016 Toyota Rav4 red

Toyota RAV4

2016 Ford Escape red

Ford Escape

Now available for all Marietta, Smyrna, Vinings, East Cobb, Roswell, and Atlanta area drivers, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 offers a best-in-class driving experience. As a crossover SUV, it combines the thrilling power and spacious interior of an SUV with the nimble, nuanced handling of a smaller sedan. The combination is jaw dropping, and we’re so confident in the RAV4 that we’ve pitted it head-to-head against the impressive 2016 Ford Escape. Seeing the two side by side should help you make your decision between them.

How Does Each Car Perform?

With its available 2.5L four-cylinder 16-valve VVT-i engine, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 delivers a maximum 194 hp and offers an available 172 lb-ft of torque. That translates into 1,750 pounds of towing capacity and smooth, athletic acceleration. With a 104.7-inch wheelbase, a unitized body, and front-wheel drive transmission, the RAV4 handles curves and turns with ease. It has a nuanced and dynamic drive to match its robust power output. The EPA rates the base RAV4 at 23 mpg city*/30 mpg highway*/26 mpg combined*, although the LE and XLE trims increase fuel economy to 24 mpg city*/31 mpg highway*. The 2016 Ford Escape offers a standard 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. This is nothing to scoff at, but it fails to meet the power the RAV4 achieves. What’s more, with that mismatched horsepower and torque, acceleration and handling may be more sluggish and jerky. The Escape has a 105.9-inch wheelbase, so it likely won’t handle turns as sharply as the RAV4, either. The Escape only earns an EPA estimated 22 mpg city*/31 mpg highway*/25 mpg combined*.

What About the Features?

Let’s take a look at what available features each vehicle offers! Here are some of the prime features you’ll find in the 2016 Toyota RAV4:

  • Rearview camera
  • Birdseye view camera with 360-degree view
  • Entune App Suite
  • 7-inch touchscreen display
  • Bluetooth handsfree technology
  • Siri eyesfree technology
  • Entune premium audio with integrated navigation

Although the 2016 Ford Escape also comes with a rearview camera and Bluetooth handsfree technology, it simply can’t match the RAV4 when it comes to entertainment and audio options, as well as important safety options, like the birdseye view camera.

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

The 2016 Ford Escape is a fine vehicle, and its performance is impressive. It also offers a number of amenities that no doubt make your ride comfortable. Still, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 handles better, providing more power and fuel efficiency. What’s more, the RAV4 offers a selection of available features that are more varied. The RAV4 is simply the better vehicle for you and for your passengers!

Learn More About the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Today!

If you’re a driver in the Marietta, Smyrna, Vinings, East Cobb, Roswell, or Atlanta area and you’d like to learn more about the 2016 RAV4 or how it compares to the 2016 Ford Escape, contact us online or by phone at 888-705-3271 at Marietta Toyota today. You’re also welcome to stop by 705 Cobb Parkway South in Marietta, GA to set up a test drive!