2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

Compact yet fully capable, the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 have continued to improve and excel over the course of the past decade and a half. Excellent options for those looking for more space and flexibility than a sedan, a compact crossover is affordable versatility for single drivers, families, dog parents, or whoever and whatever else you drive around on a daily basis.

The 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Ford RAV4 are two of the top compact crossovers currently on the market, and both excel in a number of ways, but all-in-all, we at Sherwood Ford believe that the Ford Escape manages to pull ahead in the end. Allow us to give you the highlights of each vehicle and explain why we believe that the 2017 Ford Escape is at the top of its class.

2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

2.5L Duratec I-4

1.5L EcoBoost

2.0L EcoBoost


2.5L 4-cylinder


$25,099 MSRP $27,395
Five Seating Five

White Platinum

Ingot Silver


Lightning Blue

Canyon Ridge

White Gold Ruby Red

Oxford White

Shadow Black





Alpine White

Blizzard Pearl

Silver Sky Metallic

Magnetic Grey Metallic


Black Sand Pearl

Galactic Aqua Mica

Barcelona Red Metallic

Electric Storm Blue

Black Currant Metallic


2017 Ford Escape Edmonton, AB

As far as performance goes, the 2017 Ford Escape lists three engine options, the 2.5L 4-cylinder being the standard choice and moving up to its EcoBoost engines from this point on. Ford continues to do an exceptional job of blending fuel efficiency with power in order to create a vehicle that doesn’t guzzle gas but still is enjoyable and sporty to drive.

Also, new for this year, the fuel tank in the 2017 Ford Escape has been increased, enabling it to hold a maximum of 61.7L. This means less time having to fuel up and being able to cover more miles on the road.

And just because you don’t know how or want to drive a manual on a daily basis doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the fun of being able to shift gears and be in more control of your vehicle. The Ford Escape can be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, allowing you to work your way up and down the gears without ever having to take your hands off the wheel. For those of you specifically looking for a compact crossover with a sportier look and feel, the 2017 Ford Escape with the available Sport Appearance Package can give you exactly this. Either the Escape SE or Titanium trim levels can be equipped with the Sport Appearance Package.

To learn more about the trims and packages available to the 2017 Ford Escape as well as the standard features and technology equipment, we encourage you to get in touch with a team member here at Sherwood Ford. We would love to answer any questions and encourage you to sign up for a test drive.