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2018 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2018 Ford Escape in Braintree, MA

2018 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2018 Ford Escape

Are you on the hunt for an SUV that can handle the needs of you and your family's daily lives? Two options to choose from are the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Ford Escape, but how do you decide which one is the best for you? Toyota of Braintree in Braintree, MA has crafted this model comparison to help you determine which SUV is a great fit for your lifestyle. If you have any questions, contact us online or give us a call at (781) 848-9300.

Interior & Design

Interior and exterior design are important for both the RAV4 and Escape, but the RAV4 clearly is the better competitor. With LED daytime running lights, brake lights, taillights, and projector-beam headlights, the The RAV4 is the SUV that goes the extra mile. Additional features that the RAV4 offers include:

  • 18-in. five-spoke sport alloy wheels
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter
  • Frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®
  • Tilt-and-telescopic leather-trimmed steering wheel with mounted phone and audio controls
2018 Toyota Rav4 and Ford Escape Interior

Safety & Technology

Safety and technology options play a big part in the car-buying process, but which of these two competing SUVs has the better setup? The Toyota RAV4 is the definite victor with its Bird's Eye View camera with perimeter scan and Entune™ App Suite with destination search, iHeartRadio, Movietickets.com, and OpenTable®. Other key technology and safety features inside the 2018 Toyota RAV4 include:

  • Entune™ Premium JBL® audio with integrated navigation
  • Smart Key System with push button start
  • Toyota Safety Sense™
  • Star Safety System™
  • Blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert
2018 Toyota Rav4

Engine & Specs

Both the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Ford Escape have similar engines, offering an EPA-estimated 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway. While the Escape does offer slightly higher horsepower and torque, the RAV4 provides a 15.9-gallon fuel capacity as opposed to the 15.7-gallon capacity the Escape offers, allowing you to stay on the road for a longer period of time. Continue reading for full engine specs on the capable Toyota RAV4.


2.5L DOHC I4


176 HP


172 lb.-ft.

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy


22 MPG/28 MPG/24 MPG

Price Difference & Incentives

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 starts at $24,660 MSRP and the 2018 Ford Escape starts at $23,940 MSRP. While the Escape appears to be more affordable, the RAV4 includes more features within its price point. Toyota of Braintree offers monthly incentives and lease deals to ensure that you get the best offer for one of the best SUVs on the market.

Schedule a Test Drive

Is the 2018 Toyota RAV4 the best option for you and your family? Then schedule a test drive and come visit Toyota of Braintree in Braintree, MA. We'll have your favorite RAV4 model from our new inventory waiting for you once you arrive. If you have any further questions on the 2018 Toyota RAV4, feel free to call us at (781) 848-9300.