2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Ford Escape

Because crossovers have become such a wildly popular type of vehicle over recent years, it makes sense that they would also be some of the most highly sought after by basically every type of consumer. Whether your idea of fun is unleashed on the trails or the open road, both the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and 2018 Ford Escape have exactly what you need to be satisfied every time you step behind the wheel. This has made them (and the Toyota vs. Ford rivalry as a whole) worthy opponents for each other, but which one is best for your individual needs?

Our sales team at Toyota Palo Alto is highly in tune with the fact that you need the best information and most concise discussion before you make a final decision on your crossover. We've done some research on both the 2018 RAV4 and Escape models, so come in with us today and check out what either of these icons can do!

White Toyota RAV4 and blue Ford Escape parked next to each other in comparison image

2018 RAV4 


2018 Escape 

$24,410  MSRP  $23,850 
2.5-liter Inline 4 / 176 horsepower  Base Engine / Horsepower  2.0-liter Inline 4 / 168 horsepower 
23 city / 30 highway  Fuel Economy  23 city / 30 highway 
73.4 cubic feet  Interior Cargo Volume  67.8 cubic feet 

Get the 2018 Toyota RAV4 in Palo Alto CA

From front to back and side to side, there aren't many compact crossovers more capable than both the 2018 Toyota RAV4 in Palo Alto CA and 2018 Ford Escape. Both can offer you comparable power and fuel economy, but you'll see that the 2018 RAV4 is better equipped to handle all your cargo needs inside. That's not all it holds an advantage in either; with Dynamic Torque Control technology and up to three selectable drive modes available for users, the RAV4 certainly wins in the intuition department. In terms of convenience and comfort, you can look to the hands-free, foot-activated liftgate that the RAV4 offers to handle all your rear storage concerns with ease. As you drive, you can trust that the 2018 RAV4 will keep all your precious cargo safe in ways that the competition simply can't. This is because of a long list of safety features available on board the RAV4, as part of the Toyota Safety Sense™ suite. Some highlights of this system include:

  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Many more!

Any further questions on the 2018 Toyota RAV4? Don't hesitate to give our sales team right here at Toyota Palo Alto a call! We're more than happy to get you behind the wheel or get you set up with a budget-friendly payment plan for this crossover favorite. Come see us today!