2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Ford Escape

Do you love the look of an SUV, but don’t need anything overly huge? A compact crossover is the perfect solution to this dilemma! Compact crossovers have become a top choice for drivers since these models offer a comfortable seating position with just the right amount of cargo space, plus a little bit of towing power. Since this segment of the market is growing, there are many brands to choose from. Let us help you make the decision easier by presenting a comparison of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Ford Escape!

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is longer than the 2016 Ford Escape by nearly 5 inches. Thanks to that extra length, the 2016 RAV4 offers a significantly larger amount of maximum cargo space—73 cubic feet to be exact! When the 60/40 split rear seats are in their upright position, there is still 38 cubic feet to utilize for equipment, luggage, and merchandise!

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2016 Toyota RAV4 VS 2016 Ford Escape

2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC with Dual VVT-i

Hybrid 2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC with VVT-i

Engine Options

2.5L Duratec i-VCT I-4

1.6L EcoBoost Ti-VCT GTDI I-4

2.0L EcoBoost Ti-VCT GTDI I-4

23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway Fuel Economy 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
1500 pounds 2.5L Conventional Engine Towing Capacity 1500 pounds
73 cubic feet Max. Cargo Volume 67 cubic feet

2016 Toyota RAV4 Engine Options

There are two engine options available for the 2016 RAV4, although they are both the same size. The conventional 176 horsepower 2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC with Dual VVT-i is able to pull up to 1500 pounds and attain an estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. With a 15.9-gallon fuel tank, the conventional 2016 RAV4 can cover between 365.7 and 477 miles.

Drivers who choose the 194 net horsepower Hybrid 2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC with VVT-i engine will enjoy a higher towing capacity of 1750 pounds, along with a higher fuel economy that is estimated to be 34 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The fuel tank is decreased to 14.8 gallons, but the hybrid variation of the 2016 RAV4 can still cover a stellar distance of 458.8 (highway) to 503.2 (city) miles.

For more information regarding the 2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Ford Escape comparison, please contact a Kokomo Toyota sales professional.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 engine
2016 Toyota RAV4 with rear seats collapsed
2016 Toyota RAV4 on beach road