When it comes to compact SUVs, there's no denying the Toyota RAV4 is near the top of the class. However, over the years Ford has continually worked to close the gap by making the Ford Escape smarter, more versatile, and more robust. Today, the 2020 Ford Escape continues this tradition and overtakes the RAV4 in overall value. 

At Gillie Hyde Auto Group, we've created a head-to-head analysis between the 2020 Ford Escape vs Toyota RAV4. We encourage you to give us a call today to get more up close and personal with the Ford Escape, so you can experience the difference for yourself. In the meantime, continue reading to learn more about the 2020 Ford Escape vs Toyota RAV4. 

Performance: 2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

While most compact SUVs are not notorious for delivering power, both the Ford Escape and RAV4 offer a substantial bang for your buck. The RAV4 comes with a formidable 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 184 lb.-ft. of torque with 203 HP. 

On the other hand, the available 2.0L EcoBoost Turbocharged 4-cylinder powerhouse on the Ford Escape outperforms the RAV4 at every turn. This masterful powertrain delivers an impressive 250 HP and up to 280 lb.-ft. of torque. Neither the Toyota RAV4 nor any other compact SUV can contend with the Escape's extraordinary power. 

Versatility: 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Ford Escape

One of the really awesome attributes about compact SUVs is their flexibility and versatility. And this extends to the room inside of the cabin. When you compare cargo space, the RAV4 and Ford Escape are almost identical. 

However, the RAV4 does have a slight, barely-noticeable edge in this department.However, the Ford Escape has more than a slight edge in legroom for rear passengers. The Ford Escape boasts an unrivaled 40 inches of rear leg room thanks to a sliding second row. This rear legroom isn't just more than what's available in the RAV4 - it's best in class. Simply put, the Ford Escape is designed for you and more of your family and friends to come along for the journey. 

Safety & Tech: Toyota RAV4 vs Ford Escape

Holistically, the Toyota brand is recognized for exceptional safety, and the RAV4 comes equipped with several features designed to further this notion. However, the 2020 Ford Escape features the new Ford Co-Pilot 360 suite, which includes Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, Rear View Camera, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane keeping System, and Auto High Beam Headlights. 

And while the safety features on the RAV4 and Escape are very similar, the Escape pulls ahead with cutting-edge infotainment options like the new easy-to-use SYNC 3 Infotainment system. At the same time, the Escape offers FordPass Connect, which allows in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi - no matter where you go. For even more connectivity, you can download the FordPass Connect app that empowers you to remotely control your vehicle, locate it, and even its check status. 

Contact Gillie Hyde Auto Group for the New 2020 Ford Escape

Break out of the ordinary and create your own roads in a new 2020 Ford Escape. And you can find the entire line up of the new Escape right here at Gillie Hyde Auto Group in Glasgow. Contact us today to schedule a test drive for your new Ford Escape.

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