Both the Escape and RAV4 come well equipped with technology features and versatile cabins to make them great compact SUVs for drivers in Beatrice, Lincoln, and Cresco.

But to help you narrow your search down and determine the vehicle that you want to drive around Beatrice, Lincoln, and Ceresco, our team at Beatrice Ford made this comparison of the Ford Escape vs. Toyota RAV4 to highlight some of their differences.

Engine Specs of the Ford Escape vs Toyota RAV4

Across all trim levels of the Toyota RAV4 comes a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Escape, on the other hand, has the ability to produce more power with three engine options for you to choose from.

There is the 2.5L iVCT I-4, the available 1.5L EcoBoost®, and the available 2.0L Twin Scroll EcoBoost®. For a maximum amount of power, the 2.0L Twin Scroll EcoBoost® engine will supply the car with 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

With more power also comes more towing capacity. The Ford Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds, while the Toyota RAV4 only has a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.

More Innovation Awaits in the Ford Escape

Each vehicle will let you connect to your compatible device for hands-free access to your favorite entertainment. But for even more advanced and seamless usage of your smartphone's apps, the available SYNC® 3 has Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. It also features the available Wi-Fi® Hotspot connectivity, so you can save on data while using your phone. You won't be able to get any of these features in the Toyota RAV4.

And for more convenience and security, the Escape also has the available FordPass™. With the available FordPass™, you can start and stop your engine and lock or unlock your doors remotely through your smartphone. And it also will let you see vital information about your car and help you find nearby gas stations, compare gas prices, and find parking in certain cities.

Staying Comfortable While Driving

The RAV4 and Escape each come with cloth seating with a 6-way adjustable driver's seat. But when looking at all your options for your seats when you compare the Ford Escape vs. Toyota RAV4, the Escape offers a little more luxury.

In the Toyota RAV4, you can get the available SofTex®-trimmed 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat and a 4-way adjustable front passenger seat. The Ford Escape takes your comfort to another level with the available leather-trimmed front bucket seats that include a 10-way power driver's seat and 10-way power passenger seat.

Learn About Other Features Found in the Escape

Now that you've seen our comparison of these two popular compact SUVs, you might start to have a better idea of the car you want to get. And if you want to find out more on the Ford Escape, contact our team at Zoellner Ford of Beatrice to go over all the various features of the car and help you drive off our lot and out onto the roads of Beatrice, Lincoln, and Ceresco in your

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