|2016 Toyota Rav4||2016 Ford Escape|
|24 MPG||City Fuel Economy||22 MPG|
|2.5-liter, I-4||Engine||2.5-liter, I-4|
|176 @ 6000 RPM||Horsepower||168 @ 6000 RPM|
|172 @ 4100||Torque||170 @ 4500 RPM|
2016 Toyota Rav4 vs 2016 Ford Escape
The Toyota Rav4 has been a staple in the Toyota lineup for more than 20 years already. This compact SUV always manages to stay ahead of the pack in this highly competitive segment. The Rav4 has continued to remain relevant while a lot of the models in the market have migrated over to crossovers. The Rav4 has always been known for offering a spacious interior that has plenty of room for 5 passengers, while offering fuel economy numbers that are truly exceptional. Toyota took an already great Rav4 and made it even better for the new 2016 model year.
The Toyota Rav4 competes against heavy-hitters such as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester and more. However, its biggest competitor is arguably the Ford Escape model. The Escape has been on the market for 15 years, so it has a great fan following. Since these two models compete against each other so closely every year, we thought that it would be a good idea to match the 2016 Toyota Rav4 vs 2016 Ford Escape. We firmly believe that you will come away from this model comparison with a clear understanding of some of the many ways that the 2016 Toyota Rav4 is superior to the 2016 Ford Escape.
Anyone in the market for a compact SUV in the 2016 model year would be wise to not overlook the new 2016 Toyota Rav4. This spacious and fuel efficient vehicle will exceed all of your expectations for what a compact SUV should be, we guarantee it.
2016 Toyota Rav4: Spacious and Efficient
When you match up the new 2016 Toyota Rav4 against the 2016 Ford Escape it’s very easy to see that the Rav4 is the superior model in the 2016 model year. One of the areas where the 2016 Toyota Rav4 is superior to the 2016 Ford Escape is its fuel economy rating. The Rav4 boasts a city fuel economy rating of 24 miles per gallon, whereas the Escape is only able to achieve 22 miles per gallon in the city. However, when it comes to highway fuel economy these two vehicles are on par with each other.
Another area where the 2016 Rav4 is superior to the 2016 Ford Escape is with its overall performance. The 2.5-liter, I-4 engine on the 2016 Rav4 is able to produce a surprisingly athletic 176 horsepower with 172 pound-feet of torque. That is more than enough power to zip through traffic during your daily commute. On the other hand, the 2.5-liter powertrain on the 2016 Ford Escape is only able to produce 168 horsepower with 170 pound-feet of torque. We wouldn’t say that the Escape is underpowered, however, it is noticeably slower than the 2016 Toyota Rav4.
Anyone interested in learning more about the new 2016 Toyota Rav4 is encouraged to visit us here at Rochester Toyota. We would be more than happy to answer any additional questions that you have about it, and we will even set you up with a test drive so that you can experience it for yourself.