2020 Ford Escape vs 2019 Toyota RAV4 

Canada’s crossover industry has quickly shifted from a niche area of the market to one that demands high innovation and performance across all the vehicles that belong to it. At the forefront of this market is the new Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4, two models that are worth a second and third look no matter the drive style that you subscribe to. With stellar performance and wonderful exterior styling, they’re both prime choices. But which one is best?  

Any comparison between the Escape and RAV4 will be tough, as they’re both innovative and capable of handling life on and off the trail. We’ve put some research together on the two models, so join us below as we take you on a tour of each! 

2020 Ford Escape 


2019 Toyota RAV4 

1.5L Inline 4 / 2.0L Inline 4 / 2.5L Inline 4 

Engine Options  2.5L Inline 4 

Up to 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque 

Max. Horsepower and Torque Output  203 horsepower / 184 pound-feet of torque 
Five Passengers / up to 65.4 cubic feet with seat area included  Interior Seating Capacity / Cargo Volume  Five Passengers / 69.8 cubic feet with seat area included 
8-speed Continuously Variable Transmission  Transmission 8-speed automatic transmission 


Test drive a new 2020 Ford Escape at Sherwood Ford in Edmonton AB 

There’s no denying that the 2020 Escape is a much savvier and more innovative option than its Toyota counterpart, especially when you consider what it houses inside. There, you’ll find an Available Head-Up Display, high-clarity Driver Information Cluster, and much more, none of which is present on the RAV4. There’s also Intelligent All-Wheel Drive with Driveline Disconnect, making the Escape a much better companion than the RAV4 when your travels take you off the beaten path. Even so, you can trust in Ford’s entry to the crossover world to keep you safe from harm. Some of its top safety features include:  

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking 
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps 
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert 
  • Lane-Keeping System 
  • Rear View Camera 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering 
  • Voice-Activated Navigation 
  • Active Park Assist 2.0 
  • Many more! 

Looking to get behind the wheel of the 2020 Escape? Feel free to contact our sales team here at Sherwood Ford – we're always standing by and ready to help you schedule a test drive, or if you’d like to apply for credit financing, we can assist you too! 

Steering wheel and dashboard inside 2020 Ford Escape