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2019 Ford Escape vs Toyota RAV4

In the world of crossover SUVs, year-after-year two models find new and innovative ways to reach the top of the class—the 2019 Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4.

At Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Lewisville, we’re committed to helping Lewisville, Denton, and Grapevine drivers make the best decision when it comes to choosing a new vehicle. That’s why we created this 2019 Ford Escape vs. Toyota RAV4 review, comparing each SUVs key features and specs.

2019 Ford Escape vs RAV4: Power and Performance

2019 Ford Escape vs RAV4 Power and PerformanceDesigned to suit your individual driving style, the 2019 Escape provides three distinct engine options including an efficient 2.5L 4-cylinder that delivers 168 horsepower. Those who place quick acceleration and sporty handling at a premium should opt for the Escape’s nimble 1.5L EcoBoost® engine or the 2.0L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder powerhouse that supplies a remarkable 245 horsepower.

By comparison, the RAV4 offers just one engine across its three trims, though its 2.5L 4-cylinder does provide smooth acceleration thanks in part to its 8-speed ECT-i automatic transmission. The Escape offers a 6-speed SelectShift® transmission that seamlessly manages power to its available intelligent four-wheel-drive system.


When properly configured, the Escape delivers an impressive 3,500-pound max towing capacity. The RAV4, on the other hand, falls significantly short only being able to haul up to 1,500 pounds.

Ford Escape vs Toyota RAV4: Advanced Technology

2019 Ford Escape vs RAV4 Interior Design and ConvenienceNo matter where the road takes you, enjoy having full access to all your favorite music, news, and online services thanks to the Escape’s bevy of smart features including Ford SYNC® 3 voice-activated technology. Use the 8-inch touchscreen display to access a wide-variety services including:

  • Ford Pass™ Connect with Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Ford + Alexa voice command

Likewise, the Toyota RAV4 provides its own suite of smart features that are easily accessed through its 7-inch touchscreen display with EnTune™ 3.0 app suite features including: Bluetooth® wireless technology, Siri® Eyes Free, and more!

2019 Ford Escape vs Toyota RAV4: Interior Design and Convenience

Whether shuttling the JV basketball team across town or loading for the big weekend camping trip, both SUVs provide a comfortable and spacious ride for up to five passengers. Each provide ample head- and legroom throughout, while in back the 2019 Escape supplies up to 68 cubic feet of available cargo thanks to its 60/40 split-fold-flat rear seat back.

Each SUV also comes with a full suite of comfortable features designed to take the edge off your daily commute including available driver seat memory, rearview camera as well as dual-zone automatic climate control. The Escape also provides several tools to help make getting out the door easier like:

  • Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate
  • Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
  • Multiple power points
  • Reverse Sensing System

2019 Ford Escape vs Toyota RAV4: The Verdict

While each crossover provides an impressive display of performance, comfort, and technology, at the end of the day it’s obvious the 2019 Escape is the best overall choice for Lewisville, Denton, and Grapevine drivers.

To see for yourself, stop by Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Lewisville or go online to schedule a personal test drive today!