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2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

Although the crossover market has taken off in recent years, we can’t forget about two of the original models—the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. While each one has its own unique elements, the two vehicles also share quite a few similarities, such as seating for 5 passengers, a versatile cargo area, and an exceptional blend of power and efficiency. If you are looking to decide whether the 2018 Ford Escape or the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is better suited for you, then you are in the right place. Come along with us as we explore key differences and similarities between these two stand-out crossovers.

2018 Ford Escape S


2018 Toyota RAV4 LE

$23,276 CAD Starting MSRP $27,750 CAD
168-hp, 2.5L I-4 engine Base Engine 176-hp, 2.5L I-4 engine
Available Parking Assist Not available
60 months / 60,000 miles Roadside Assistance 24 months / unlimited miles
Both the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 come standard with a 2.5-liter I-4 base engine as well as a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Shoppers can choose to upgrade to all-wheel drive for more confidence in less-than-ideal driving conditions. In terms of standard features, both crossovers are equipped with Bluetooth® wireless technology, a 6-speaker audio system, and a 60/40-split bench. The 2018 Escape base trim adds an extra 12-volt power outlet (4 vs 3), a standard glovebox light, headlight washer, and LED brake lights. At the end of the day, the Escape is available for a much lower starting price than the RAV4—over $4,000! Which crossover is right for you?

Test Drive the Ford Escape in Swift Current, SK!

If you find yourself leaning more toward the Ford Escape, we certainly don’t blame you! Although the RAV4 is an exceptional vehicle and a worthy competitor, it’s tough to beat the Escape. On top of all the great qualities mentioned above, the 2018 Ford Escape has so much more to offer the modern driver. Shoppers can choose from four Escape trims—S, SE, SEL, and Titanium—allowing them to find the features and capabilities they’re looking for. Get in touch with our team at Cypress Motors when you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a new Ford Escape!
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