Comparación RAV4 2020 vs. Escape

When it comes to versatility, small SUVs are a popular choice for many because they are a beautiful blend of comfort and sport-utility. Toyota helped usher in this new era of SUVs to North America with the RAV4 in model year 1996. A little while later, the Ford Escape drove onto the scene in 2001. Toyota and Ford have continued their rivalry to this day, bringing new improvements each year.

One way they have both stepped up is in terms of safety. Both the RAV4 and the Escape have a suite of active safety features. Toyota drivers can take advantage of Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) while Ford offers Ford Co-Pilot360™.

On top of these standard safety features, the RAV4 has ToyotaCare to help keep your car running smoothly. Ford has their Ford Protect Premium Maintenance Plan, but it costs extra on the Escape.

Although these vehicles seem to offer similar features, let's take a closer look at the 2020 RAV4 vs. Ford Escape. Find out who wins in categories like safety, reliability, and performance.

Publish Date: 07/30/2020

Explore RAV4

Safety

Aside from your car having curb appeal, sitting in the driver's seat should come with peace of mind.

View Safety Features

Safety

  • The RAV4 received a Good+ rating while the Escape received a Good rating when it comes to extra latch positions for child seat anchors.
  • These family friendly vehicles also come with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) for the RAV4 and Ford Co-Pilot360™ for the Escape.
  • Both vehicles received 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the NHTSA.
View Safety Features

Reliability

In addition to safety, drivers are looking for a vehicle that is known for reliability.

View Reliability

Reliability

  • RAV4 Adventure, Limited, and TRD Off-Road models include Multi-Terrain Select and Downhill Assist Control (DAC). Similar features are not offered on the 2020 Escape.
  • For new Toyotas, a factory-scheduled maintenance and roadside assistance plan called ToyotaCare comes standard.
  • Toyota was Kelley Blue Book®’s Best Resale Value Brand for 2017, 2018, and 2019.
View Reliability

Performance

When you're looking for a new SUV, the delicate balance between power and fuel efficiency is key.

View Performance

Performance

  • Both the 2020 RAV4 and Escape offer hybrid options.
  • The Toyota RAV4 LE gas and hybrid trims offer more horsepower than the Ford Escape gas and hybrid models.
  • With an EPA-estimated 27/34/30 (city/hwy/comb) MPG rating, the RAV4 gas model also has better MPG ratings than the Escape.
View Performance

Conclusion: RAV4 vs. Escape

When it comes to picking a small SUV, there are many reasons to pick the 2020 Toyota RAV4. One reason is its impressive safety ratings. The 2020 RAV4 received the Good+ rating by the IIHS for its child seat anchors extra latch positions while the Ford Escape was awarded a Good rating.

View Awards

Conclusion: RAV4 vs. Escape

  • The RAV4 received better safety ratings for its extra latch positions for child seat anchors by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • Toyota also offers Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) as a standard, making more features available for a lower starting MSRP.
View Awards