2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Ford Escape

Due to the mountainous terrain and always-sunny weather that we're fortunate to have here in Yuma, it's always a great time to get out and adventure. If you're itching to head off the beaten path for a while, it definitely helps to have an SUV by your side that will care for your every need with both style and grit. Those are exactly the kind of values and priorities that you'll find with both of the top-tier models we have on display today – the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and 2018 Ford Escape have each found themselves at the top of the crossover heap, but how well do they match up?

It's always a goal of ours here at Alexander Toyota to help you out every step of the way throughout the car buying process. We know it can sometimes be hectic and stressful, and that's why we've done some extensive research on both the RAV4 and Escape models. Let's jump right in and see what these two crossover flagbearers can do for you both on and off the pavement!

White Toyota RAV4 model parked next to Blue Ford Escape model in comparison image

2018 RAV4 


2018 Escape 

$24,410  MSRP  $23,850 
2.5-liter DOHC Inline 4 / 176 hp  Engine / Horsepower  2.5-liter iVCT Inline 4 / 168 hp 
23 city / 30 highway  Fuel Economy  21 city / 29 highway 
73.4 cubic feet  Cargo Volume  68 cubic feet 

2018 Toyota RAV4 Yuma AZ

Because of the serious innovative thinking that both Toyota and Ford are famous for having, it makes sense that the 2018 RAV4 and Escape crossovers find themselves on the cutting edge for yet another model year. You'll find high-tech infotainment systems on board both models, and unibody construction elements ensure that each vehicle is bold, filled with adrenaline and willing to work until the job is done. However, there are plenty of key factors in which the RAV4 holds an upper hand. As seen from the chart above, power, efficiency and interior storage space come in ample quantities with the vehicle, but that's not all. With a Day-Night Rearview Mirror and Backup camera both coming standard, it's easier than ever to keep a close eye on traffic around you. If it's too close for comfort, you can rely on the RAV4 (with its Toyota Safety Sense™ driver assistance suite) to keep you safe in ways that the Escape, and most other competition cannot. So, all that's left for you to do is fire up some of your favorite songs through the RAV4's premium JBL® Audio System and enjoy the open road!

We're always happy to help you learn more about the vehicles that hold your interest, so come and visit our Alexander Toyota sales team for more information on the 2018 RAV4 and its amenities!

White Toyota RAV4 parked on hilltop with trees in backdrop
White Toyota 4Runner parked on mountain top with peaks in background