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2020 Ford Escape vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4


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Escape is all-new for 2020 and the redesign couldn’t come at a more opportune time. Escape plays in the highly competitive Small Utilities class, which has grown into one of the industry's largest and best-selling segments. The all-new Escape debuts in 2020 with dynamic new styling, three engine choices including a hybrid powertrain, an infusion of driver-assist technologies, flexibility and more space. A fourth powertrain option, the Escape plug-in hybrid, is expected to be available in the spring. These improvements put Escape in a position to take command in this thriving segment.


Toyota RAV4 has been a close competitor with Escape since the Ford SUV debuted in 2001. The competition between them remains fierce. Both have new designs — RAV4 debuted its fifth generation in 2019MY and Escape debuts the fourth generation in 2020MY. Both vehicles rely heavily on technology to gain an advantage on the competition. They’re like two evenly matched boxers who won’t knock the other one out, but Escape scores enough points with the judges (YOU) to win.

 

 

WHAT'S NEW WITH THE 2020 ESCAPE?

 

 

Influx of Tech

We call this the smartest Escape ever because it has standard Ford Co‑Pilot360 technologies, available Active Park Assist 2.0 with Reverse Parking Aid and Front Parking Aid, and available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering.

 

 

All-New Powertrain Lineup

The new 1.5L EcoBoost I‑3 engine produces more horsepower and torque than the previous 1.5L I‑4, but also features cylinder deactivation to help save fuel. Ford showed its innovation by offering an Escape hybrid powertrain as early as 2005, and now that option is back — the all-new 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-cycle I-4 Hybrid with eCVT transmission is available on 2020 Escape. Also the optional 2.0L EcoBoost I‑4provides a performance boost as well as towing capability up to 3,500 lbs.

New Transmission

The new 8‑speed automatic transmission, paired with the gas engines, was designed with real-time adaptive shift capability and enables five standard Selectable Drive Modes to help adapt to road conditions. SelectShift with paddle shifters on the steering wheel puts the driver in control (with the available 2.0L EcoBoost engine).

 

 

Interior Amenities

The rotary gear shift dial in the center console, new to the Escape interior, allows a low-profile design that helps increase storage space. The available 12.3" digital instrument cluster will show changing graphics. In the back, the adjustable second-row 60/40 split seat slides up to 6 inches forwards or rearwards.

New Models

The all-new SE Sport model features the hybrid powertrain as standard. The new Plug-In Hybrid is expected to be available in Spring 2020.

 

 



THE COMPETITION



Cylinder Deactivation


The Escape standard 1.5L EcoBoost engine has a distinction that RAV4 can’t match. The Escape engine can shut down one cylinder when the vehicle is cruising and doesn’t need full power to maintain its speed.

The moment the driver requires acceleration, the system makes the idle cylinder active again within milliseconds. This advanced engine technology is a Ford first in North America.

2020 Escape 1.5L I‑3 EPA Estimates

2019 RAV4 2.5L I‑4 EPA Estimates

27 city/​33 highway/​30 combined mpg

26 city/​35 highway/​30 combined mpg

 
2020 Ford Escape


More Drive Modes

2020 Ford Escape
 

Escape does a more extensive job of allowing owners to adapt to changing road conditions with standard Selectable Drive Modes. All Escape models provide five different drive modes, while RAV4 offers three modes in FWD vehicles or four with AWD.

Escape Drive Modes

RAV4 FWD Drive Modes

RAV4 AWD Drive Modes

Normal

Normal

Normal

Sport

Sport

Mud & Sand

Eco

Eco

Rock & Dirt

Slippery

 

Snow

Snow/Sand

   
 

 


Driver Assistance

 

For those who want the latest technology, Escape offers features not available in the RAV4. Escape Titanium comes equipped with Active Park Assist 2.0 with Reverse Parking Aid and Forward Parking Aid. Active Park Assist 2.0 controls the shifting, throttle, steering and brakes to park the vehicle in a parallel or perpendicular space.


The new 12.3" digital instrument cluster in SE Sport and Titanium should also impress customers. This display includes graphics that change when the drive mode is switched.


2020 Ford Escape Driver Assistance


ADDITIONAL WHY - BUYS

·5 trim levels (S, SE, SE Sport, SEL, and Titatnium)

·4 engine options (1.5L EcoBoost, 2.0L EcoBoost, 2.5L FHEV, and 2.5L PHEV)

·2 hybrid powertrain options (2.5L FHEV and 2.5L PHEV)

·Intelligent AWD options with AWD Disconnect

·Ford Co-Pilot360 Techonologies

·Active Park Assist 2.0

·Adaptive Cruise Control

·Evasive Steering Assist

·LED Fog Lamps available on the Titanium

·LED Headlamps

·B&O Sound System standard on the Titanium

·Selectable Drive Modes


 

 

 

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 Ford Escape

Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is known for their Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ ratings.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) created the 5‑Star Safety Ratings Program to provide consumers with information about the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles. 

The 2020 Ford Escape (with LED Reflectors on the Titanium) earned the 2019 Top Safety Pick from the IIHS. The Escape also earned a 5-star rating from the NHSTA as well.

 

 


2020 Ford Escape Brochure


We know that prospective compact SUV customers are extremely well educated when researching their next vehicle. That is why Joe Cotton Ford has made these research pages, so it easy to get all the available vehicle information so you can spend less time researching and more time enjoying your purchase.  

We are your local, North Ave, Ford Dealer, proud of our community service and the hassle free and easy experience we offer our customers. Recently voted one of the best places to purchase or service a vehicle by the readers of the Daily Herald for the 6th year in a row. Our honesty and integrity are two of the main reasons our customers have chosen us for all their automotive needs since 1974. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and you have our word on it.

Download the 2020 Escape Brochure


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