2015 Ford Escape vs. 2015 Toyota RAV4

2015 Ford Escape

When Bradley drivers come to Terry’s Ford of Peotone, they’re always looking for a model that boasts a range of power options, a luxurious interior, and great safety as standard. The 2015 Ford Escape is a frontrunner in every area, but some customers wonder how it compares to the 2015 Toyota RAV4. Let’s find out.

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Trim Levels and Price

Bradley drivers looking to drive home a 2015 Ford Escape will be able to pick from among the following fantastic trims:

  • S: Starting at just $22,960, with 2.5L I-4 engine, voice-activated communication and entertainment system, and 17-inch wheels, this is an entry-level model that stands out.
  • SE: Starting at $25,160, the SE features a 10-way power driver’s seat for you to unwind in on the journey home, and is available with either a 1.6L or 2.0L EcoBoost engine.
  • Titanium: This model features deep, luxurious leather seats, a 10-speaker sound system, and a hands-free liftgate for easy packing and unpacking. Starting at just $29,245.

Peotone drivers considering the 2015 Toyota RAV4 will find themselves also looking at three options, though with a slightly higher entry price.

  • LE: Starting at $23,680, this is an expensive standard model that comes with plenty of standard equipment, including air conditioning and cruise control.
  • XLE: Available for $25,240, the XLE provides a higher level of comfort by using a dual-zone climate control system.
  • Limited: For a minimum of $28,450, the RAV4 Limited is the best Toyota can offer, with plush SofTex seats, and a Leather-trimmed shift lever.

For well-priced vehicles with a slew of features, contact Terry’s Ford of Peotone to drive the 2015 Escape.

Powertrain and MPG

2015-ford-escape-2.jpgThe Toyota RAV4 doesn’t come with any engine choice. You’ll get the same one in each model, no matter how much extra you pay. The 2.5L four-cylinder is a reasonable substitute for free choice, with 176 hp and the ability to get up to 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

However, Ford values versatility, so Bradley drivers can pick whichever of the following engines suits their needs best:

  • A 2.5L Duratec: This entry-level engine still packs a punch, with 168 hp — almost the same as you’ll get with a premium-priced RAV4. It gets 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
  • A 1.6L EcoBoost: Standard on SE and Titanium models, this engine outclasses the RAV4’s maximum horsepower — with a rating of 178 hp. Front-wheel-drive models get 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway; all-wheel-drive models get 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway
  • A 2.0L Ecoboost: 240 hp is yours to play with when you choose the 2.0L Ecoboost, available in both the Titanium and SE trims. Front-wheel-drive models get 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway; all-wheel-drive models get 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

An SUV needs to be versatile, so you shouldn’t settle for just one engine option. Demand more, and drive home a 2015 Ford Escape.  

Interior

2015-ford-escape-interior-2.jpgThis is a vehicle that needs to be able to take you anywhere, and the perfect one should keep you comfortable and entertained for every mile of the journey. That’s why Ford has focused on space, with a greater degree of legroom, hip room, and shoulder room in the front of the Escape than you’ll find in the RAV4.

Room to spread out is great, and it’s made better by the MyFord Sync voice-activated communications and entertainment system. This comes standard with even the baseline mode, and features a 4.2-inch screen with enhanced voice-recognition vocabulary. The drive of your life has just been enhanced.

Safety

Both vehicles include a comprehensive range of safety features, including:

  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
  • ABS
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front airbags

This provides a good foundational level of safety, but Ford has pushed protection further with several intuitive pieces of technology, such as:

  • 911 Assist: Your MyFord system will automatically dial 911 in the event of an emergency.
  • Curve Control: To keep you stable through corners.
  • BLIS (Blind Sport Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert: Uses radar to identify vehicles in your blind-spot, or whether any are approaching from left or right when you’re reversing.

Driver and family protection is paramount in the 2015 Ford Escape, so make sure you get the best level of safety possible and call us today.

Drive the 2015 Ford Escape Near Bradley Today

The 2015 Ford Escape offers better power, better safety, and better interior features when compared to the 2015 Toyota RAV4. To experience this unrivaled SUV for yourself near Bradley, come to Terry’s Ford of Peotone

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