2015 Ford Escape vs. 2015 Toyota RAV4

2015 Ford Escape

It’s no wonder so many drivers near Plainfield and Naperville are choosing crossover vehicles like the 2015 Ford Escape, now available at River View Ford in Oswego, IL. It’s well-suited for on-the-go families and daily commutes, combining a comfortable, spacious interior with premium amenities and competitive fuel-efficiency ratings. But how does the Escape stack up to one of the longest-running crossover vehicles on the market? We’ve compiled highlights from both the 2015 Toyota RAV4 and the 2015 Ford Escape so that you can decide for yourself which vehicle offers you the better next-generation driving experience.

Trims Levels and Price

The 2015 Ford Escape and the 2015 Toyota RAV4 are available in three trim levels. The prices listed below are the MSRP for two-wheel-drive builds:

 
  • Escape S: $22,960
  • Escape SE: $25,160
  • Escape Titanium: $29,245
  • RAV4 LE: $23,680
  • RAV4 XLE: $25,240
  • RAV4 Limited: $28,450
 

All but the Ford Escape S trim variant are available with all-wheel drive at separate price points.

Powertrains and Efficiency

Fuel efficiency is comparable for both vehicles, with the Escape edging the competitions slightly by offering up to 32 mpg highway, with the RAV4 achieving a maximum of 31 mpg highway. The 2015 Toyota RAV4 has only one engine option available with front or all-wheel drive — a 2.5L four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2015 Ford Escape, on the other hand, offers three engine options, with all-wheel drive available on the SE and Titanium trims. The Escapes gives Plainfield drivers the choice to decide which engine is right for their needs:

  • The S comes with a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine that’s capable of 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque.
  • With the SE trim, you can decide between the 2.5L four-cylinder that comes standard on the S, or you can upgrade to a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine, which is also available on the Titanium trim.
  • If you’re really looking for power, the SE and Titanium offer an available turbocharged 2.0L engine that’s capable of a whopping 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.

Amenities and Interior Design

When it comes to crossovers, passenger space and cargo storage areas are some of the key features. Both vehicles offer five-passenger seating and generous storage space.. What the RAV4 doesn’t offer is revolutionary, forward-thinking interior design. The 2015 Ford Escape utilizes recycled materials throughout the cabin. Over 10 pounds of recovered clothing materials that under different circumstances would have been taking up space in a landfill have been repurposed and used as sound absorbing material. Further, the Escape’s carpet consists of the equivalent to 25 recycled 20-ounce bottles worth of recycled material derived from post-consumer and post-industrial fibers.

Test Drive the 2015 Ford Escape Near Plainfield Today

The 2015 Ford Escape offers the power, storage capacity and amenities you’re looking for at an incredible value. Visit River View Ford at 2200 US 30 in Oswego, IL and see for yourself why the 2015 Ford Escape is right for you. We’re just a short drive from Plainfield and Naperville. You can also reach us by phone at 888994-1003.