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The 2018 Ford Escape and 2018 Toyota RAV4 are two top small SUVs in the market. Both vehicles offer seating for five passengers and a low base price. But the 2018 Ford Escape offers more engine choices, stronger horsepower and has better reviews.

There are three engine options to choose from on the 2018 Ford Escape [1], the 2018 Toyota RAV4 only has one. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine comes standard in the Escape. Also available are two larger engines: a turbo-charged 1.5 liter four-cylinder and a turbo-charged 2.0 liter four-cylinder.

With more engine options, also comes more power. The base horsepower starts at 168 @ 6000 rpm, or you can choose between a 179 hp @ 6000 rpm or a 245 hp @ 5500 rpm. The RAV4 is only equipped with a 176 hp @ 6000 rpm.

The Ford Escape is highly praised and ranks at number two for compact SUVs, SUVs with 2 rows and Crossover SUVs on usnews.com [2]. It’s been noted that the interior is eye-catching and the overall vehicle is reliable and high in safety scores. The Toyota RAV4 comes in at 12, 21 and 32 respectively due to its plain interior materials making it feel low-budget.

If you’re looking for a vehicle that will give you options and is highly rated, the 2018 Ford Escape is the SUV for you. The Ford Store San Leandro has your next Escape, or you can browse through our inventory for other selections. For information on our weekly specials, hours, or location, feel free to contact us.

 

[1] https://www.ford.com/suvs-crossovers/escape/features/capability/#three_engine_lineup
[2] https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/ford/escape