See How the New Ford Escape Stacks Up Against the New Toyota RAV4 in Jersey City

Small SUVs are everywhere you look in Jersey City because people like their maneuverability and outstanding view of the road. At Steven's Jersey City Ford, we think the new Ford Escape is one of the most reliable, fun-to-drive crossovers on the market. The new Toyota RAV4 is also a decent compact SUV, but it doesn't offer the zesty performance you'll get from the Escape. We've taken the time to compare the two vehicles, so Newark drivers can see why the Escape is better.

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The New Ford Escape vs. the New Toyota RAV4

  • The Escape Has Quicker Acceleration: The Toyota RAV4 has only one engine - a 203-horsepower four-cylinder motor. This engine can get the RAV4 from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. The Ford Escape offers two engines - a 181-horsepower three-cylinder motor and a 250-horsepower four-cylinder engine. People in New York, NY who want to get places fast will appreciate that the Escape can go from 0 to 60 in just 7.0 seconds with the stronger motor.
  • The Escape Is More Fun to Drive: You'll have a blast driving the Ford Escape. Its light steering and controlled body lean give it pleasant, nimble handling on curvy roads in Elizabeth, NJ. The Toyota RAV4 has generally comfortable handling, but it's not as agile as the Escape. It also has more engine noise and a slightly rougher ride.
  • The Escape Is More Reliable: You need a reliable vehicle to get to work every day in Jersey City. While both the Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4 are dependable SUVs, the Escape fares better. It gets an exceptional predicted reliability rating of 4.5 out of five from J.D. Power. The RAV4 only received an average, 3.0 out of five score for reliability.
  • The Escape Has More Passenger Space: You'll want your passengers to be just as comfortable as you are on long drives. The Toyota RAV4 has a respectable 98.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, which includes 37 inches of second-row legroom. But people in Newark will have more space to stretch out in the Ford Escape. It has 104 cubic feet of total passenger volume, including 38.8 inches of legroom in back. The Escape's second row also slides fore and aft several inches for more cargo or passenger versatility. The RAV4 doesn't have sliding second-row seats.
  • The Escape Is Quieter: Your ride home from work should be calm and comforting. The Ford Escape is well-insulated for a serene driving experience, especially in Titanium trims, which have acoustic glass windows. The Toyota RAV4 is fairly peaceful inside, but its engine can be quite loud at higher speeds.
  • The Escape Is More Affordable: You'll have more money left for other things when you purchase the Ford Escape. Its starting price is over $1,100 less than the Toyota RAV4's entry-level cost.

Contact Steven's Jersey City Ford to Arrange a Test Drive in the New Ford Escape

The new Ford Escape and the new Toyota RAV4 are both high-quality crossovers that are efficient and easy to drive. But New York drivers will enjoy driving the Escape more, while spending less. The Escape is also roomier, quieter, and more reliable. Steven's Jersey City Ford has a full line of new Ford Escape models to choose from in our vast inventory. To find out more about the Escape or to schedule a test drive, contact us today.