2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape in Tinley Park, IL

Are you on the hunt for a crossover that delivers the performance, safety, and convenience your family deserves? There’s so many models to choose from nowadays that narrowing down your options can prove challenging. To assist you in your decision, the experts at Orland Toyota in Tinley Park, IL have compared two popular crossover SUVs side-by-side: the 2017 Toyota RAV4, starting at $24,910 MSRP, and the 2017 Ford Escape, starting at $23,750 MSRP. Read on to find out which model comes out on top.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape Review in Tinley Park, IL

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Engine & Performance

When researching the perfect crossover SUV for your family, finding a model with reliable performance is always a priority. The 2017 Toyota RAV4’s 2.5L DOHC engine provides you with the power you need to make it through your daily drive, as well as a respectable fuel economy rating of 23/30 MPG, so you can spend more time on the road and less time at the pump. View the table below for additional engine and performance specs.

2017 Toyota RAV4


2017 Ford Escape

2.5L DOHC 16-valve with Dual VVT-i


2.5L iVCT

176 HP / 172 lb.-ft.


168 HP / 170 lb.-ft.

23/30 MPG

Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

21/29 MPG

Front wheel drive

Drive Type

Front wheel drive

1,500 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs.

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape Interior and Technology in Tinley Park, IL

2017 RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Interior & Exterior Design

The ideal crossover should boast a modern design and accommodating features, as well as practical elements that add convenience and comfort to your drive. The 2017 RAV4 does all that and more, offering drivers an impressive 73.4 cu. ft. of cargo space with the rear seat folded down, and 38.5 cu. ft. with all seats in place. You’ll also appreciate the eight cupholders and three 12V power outlets inside the RAV4 that allow all passengers to enjoy the drive. Explore the table below for additional details on interior and exterior elements.

2017 Toyota RAV4


2017 Ford Escape


Seating Capacity


38.4 cu. ft.

Cargo Capacity, all seats in place

34.0 cu. ft.

73.4 cu. ft.

Max. Cargo Capacity

68.0 cu. ft.

Entune™ Audio with integrated backup camera display

Infotainment System


Yes, optional

Automatic Climate Control

Not Available


Number of Speakers


Yes, standard

Bluetooth® Connectivity

Yes, standard

Yes, standard

Daytime Running Lights

Yes, standard

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Safety & Technology

While safety and technology features can readily be found in both of these crossover models, we believe the 2017 RAV4 edges out the 2017 Escape due to its exceptional safety features and connective technology, such as the Toyota Safety Sense™ system and suite of Entune™ technology features.

  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P with pre-collision system with pedestrian protection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control
  • Star Safety System™ with Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology®
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelt warning system

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Available Trims

Exploring your options is important when searching for a crossover that can meet the demands of your active lifestyle. Luckily, the 2017 RAV4 offers significantly more trim options for you to choose from, eight to be exact, than the 2017 Escape’s three trim options. If efficiency is a top priority for you, the RAV4 SE Hybrid is a great option, or if you want to indulge in luxury touches, the RAV4 Platinum could be an ideal match. No matter what, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect model to satisfy all of your automotive needs.

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape Exterior and Design in Tinley Park, IL

Schedule a Test Drive in Tinley Park, IL today!

Ready to experience everything the 2017 Toyota RAV4 has to offer? Explore our new inventory of available RAV4 trim packages and then schedule a test drive at our Toyota dealership in Tinley Park, IL, or reach out to the team of product specialist at Orland Toyota by filling out our contact form or by calling (708) 336-7272.


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