Want a vehicle with versatility and efficiency-and one that lets you dominate the roads of Winter Park, Maitland, and Orlando? You may want to start by exploring the compact SUV segment-specifically, the 2019 Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4.

These crossover vehicles are highly popular with local shoppers. In this car comparison, we want to help you explore their most compelling features. See how these SUVs fare in a head-to-head matchup! Reach out to us at Peacock Ford to learn more.

2019 Ford Escape

2019 Toyota RAV4

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Escape vs RAV4: Performance Specs

There's lot of power under the hoods of the 2019 Escape and RAV4. The latter offers just a single engine: a 2.5L 4-cylinder that generates 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Those are impressive totals and provide ample acceleration in a range of driving situations.

However, the Escape can be had with even more power. At the top of its trio of engines sits the 2.0L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder, a turbocharged powerhouse with 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque on tap. You can experience more thrills behind the wheel of the Escape.

Traction shouldn't be a problem in either SUV. Available four-wheel drive (4WD) in the Ford SUV and all-wheel drive (AWD) in the Toyota SUV provide all the grip you need on wet or gravelly roads.

Advanced Connectivity Technology

It's easier than ever to stay connected in the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. With the Ford SYNC® 3 and Toyota Entune™ infotainment systems, you'll have a range of capabilities at your fingertips. Bluetooth® wireless, for instance, lets you make hands-free calls or stream music.

If you use an iPhone, you can access key apps on the vehicle touchscreen via Apple CarPlay™. Send texts, manage your music library, and perform other functions during your drive. However, only the Escape offers Android Auto™. If you use an Android device, you'll be out of luck in the RAV4.

Need navigation directions? Both SUVs offer integrated navigation systems, so you can find your way to your destination with fewer wrong turns along the way.

Cabin Comforts: Interior Features

The cabins of the 2019 Escape and RAV4 are comfy places to find oneself. You'll find more than 37 inches of legroom in the rear seats, so adults can sit back there easily. Plus, the front-row seats have an optional heating function as well as a power-adjustable function, so you can sit in custom comfort.

Both vehicles come standard with cloth seats, although the Ford SUV makes leather-contoured upholstery available. The Toyota SUV offers an imitation leather upholstery, but it unfortunately lacks the real thing. For a deluxe look and feel, the Escape really stands out.

Ford Escape vs Toyota RAV4: Choose Your SUV

We hope you enjoyed this 2019 Ford Escape vs. Toyota RAV4 car comparison! At Peacock Ford, we want to give shoppers across Maitland, Orlando, and Winter Park everything they need to choose the perfect compact SUV.

Now that you've seen your options, which model do you prefer? Although both have their high points, the Ford Escape stands out in terms of engine power, infotainment technology, and interior quality. See what you think: Schedule a test drive at our dealer today!

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