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2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Ford Escape in Elkhart, IN

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Ford Escape in Elkhart, IN

When it comes to a compact crossover that has the power to get you where you need to go and the technology to make it fun, let Heart City Toyota help you make a decision. We’ve put our first choice, the RAV4, up against a serious contender just to prove how ideal this 2017 model is. Keep reading this RAV4 vs Escape comparison to get the full scoop!

Since you are making an investment with a new vehicle purchase, it makes sense that you expect a lot from its powertrain. Luckily, the 2017 RAV4 is ready to impress with its 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that cranks out 176-hp and 172 lb.-ft. of torque. You can even add some extra spirit into your commute down Route 19 with the available paddle shifters. Unfortunately for the 2017 Escape, its 2.5L 4-cylinder falls short with a sluggish 168-hp and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. But what about stops at the gas station? The RAV4’s powertrain wins again with a thrifty 23/30 MPG city/hwy1 that keeps you moving forward longer. With the Escape, you’ll won’t be able to get as far with only 21/29 MPG hwy2. Both crossovers come available with AWD, so there’s really no reason why the RAV4 would let you down in terms of performance.

Our next category will take a look at the interior, specifically in terms of space. You’ll easily be able to pick up supplies from Walmart and still have room for a stroller or sports equipment with the 38.4 cubic ft. of trunk space3 in the Toyota RAV4 and the convenience of the available cargo net hammock. When it’s time to accommodate larger items, the 60/40 split-folding rear seat reveals a generous 73.4 cubic ft. of maximum stow-away room3. Inside the Ford Escape, you’ll certainly have to leave a few things behind with only 34 cubic ft. of storage behind the second row. Likewise, this translates into less space when you fold that rear seat down, only giving you 68 cubic ft. behind the front seats. Plus, you won’t be able to add that handy net if you are driving the Escape.

We’ll close out this overview with a look at technology. Modern drivers and busy families alike crave exciting features, and this current iteration of the RAV4 gives it to them. Coming standard with the base trim of the RAV4 is high-tech convenience and safety with the Entune™ Multimedia bundle4 that includes advanced voice recogonition5, Bluetooth® capability6, and an integrated backup camera display7. The Escape makes you upgrade to its higher SYNC® 3 system in order to get these kind of features. On higher trims, you’ll really see a difference, with the RAV4 offering advanced available features like the Bird’s Eye View Camera8, Siri® Eyes Free9, and the 11-speaker JBL® GreenEdge™ premium audio system. You won’t get anything comparable to the first two features at all in the Escape, and it only offers a 10-speaker sound system on its top trim.

If that wasn’t enough to get you interested in the RAV4, come to Heart City Toyota and see how it performs with a test drive! Any member of our staff would be happy to tell you more about this comparison of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Ford Escape in Elkhart, IN!

 

      

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Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Toyota Rav4 SUV AWD

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Side Combined Front
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Testimonials

Noah Pawlak
GOOGLE
October 21, 2017

Had a torque converter change. They pushed back the deadline for me 4 times on the date it would be finished. It irritated me but they made an exception for me and it was completely covered under this hidden extended warranty they brought to my attention. Great customer service too tho

Jess Koscher
FACEBOOK
October 21, 2017

What a great team. Scott Raglin just sold me a new 2018 Camry. He was kind, patient and showed me all of the bells and whistles (and there are many). Financing was a breeze. The team is professional and friendly. I also enjoyed meeting the dealership’s owner. It was a super experience. This is my first Toyota purchase. I’m glad I picked Heart City. Thank you.

Thomas Heerschop
GOOGLE
October 19, 2017

Good service and work ...longer wait tha normal with scheduled appointment.

Ben Hanlon
GOOGLE
October 18, 2017

Bought a certified used highlander a few months ago and have had nothing but positive, helpful experiences. From the sales guys to the service guys to the ladies on the phones and in the office. Top notch customer service!

linda delgado
GOOGLE
October 9, 2017

Fabulous service in and out they get you.

Mirna Mej�a
GOOGLE
October 2, 2017

Muy buen servicio r�pido y buen precio

CARGURUS
September 23, 2017

Brett Keyser great guy worked hard to get me the necessary documents

Brian Tucker
GOOGLE
September 21, 2017

Nice job of getting problem solved and getting me out the door quickly!

Cathy Sue Ciesialka
GOOGLE
September 15, 2017
Juanita myers
GOOGLE
September 13, 2017

great service friendly

" Couldn't have been easier!"

DEALERRATER
September 13, 2017

Super easy dealership to work with. Eric was fantastic to work with and exceeded our expectations. We got the car we wanted at a great price. Worth the drive! Very speedy process!

"Friendly respectful service"

DEALERRATER
September 12, 2017

We had a great experience buying our Prius from Heart City. Eric was informative, quoted a fair price and did not push extras we didn't want. He even got everything ready for us while we traveled overseas so that the car was ready to pick up when we got home.

"Customer focused and patient. "

DEALERRATER
September 9, 2017

Kendall Berg and Heart City are amazing to work with. Never once getting pushy, and always focused on me, the customer. He answered every question we had, and made sure all information was available to us.

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Green Score

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
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Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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EPA Green Score ( LEV-II ULEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
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Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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Vehicle shown above is the 2017 RAV4 Platinum. 

2017 RAV4 Interior

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Awards

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Best Cars for Small Families (2017 Model)
- Cars.com

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Best Crossovers (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

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Best Resale Value: Brand (2017 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

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Best Value in America: SUVs, Crossovers, and Vans Brand (2017 Model)
- Vincentric

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Best Vehicles By Class: Compact SUVs (2017 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

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Best-Performing Cars: Safety (2017 Model)
- The Car Connection

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SUV of the Year: Contender (2017 Model)
- Motor Trend

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Top Safety Pick+ - Small SUVs (2017 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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(574) 522-6600
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Service Hours

(574) 522-6600
Monday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Parts Hours

(574) 522-6600
Monday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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(574) 522-6600
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Body Shop Hours

(574) 522-6600
Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Office Hours

(574) 522-6600
Monday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Special Offers

$750 - TFS College Grad Program Calculate

Toyota Financial in conjunction with Toyota Motors offer recent College Graduates $750 rebate towards purchase or lease of select vehicles. Must Finance Through Toyota Financial Services The $750 rebate will continue to be applied towards either the Amount Due at Lease Signing or the Capitalized Cost Reduction on Lease Agreements or towards the down payment for retail contracts. Qualifying Criteria: Recent Graduates (within two years), or those about to graduate (within 6 months) of the following programs: Four Year Degree from accredited College or University or Registered Nursing Degree or Those currently enrolled in Graduate Degree Program or within two years of receiving Graduate Degree. or Those graduated (within last two years) with an accredited two year degree, this includes any NATEF Accredited two year post secondary Automotive Program including Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN). or Those who have completed (within the last two years) an electrician apprenticeship/certification program through IBEW or NJATC. The above qualifiers must either have a job or a commitment to a job within 120 days of start date of purchase contract with a salary amount sufficient to cover vehicle and living expenses. Minor Credit Lapses Allowed: Obligations paid 60 days or less of due date are acceptable and cannot have charge-offs totaling more than $1000 in the past 24 months. N/A Military Program, iFi Program, Lease-End Refi Program
- * On Approved Credit - Expires:01-02-2018

$500 - TFS Military Program - $500 Calculate

- * On Approved Credit - Expires:01-02-2018

* While we check with car manufacturers and other sources to confirm the accuracy and completeness of the data contained in this chart, we make no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the data in this report. Although we make every attempt to keep this chart up to date, all incentive information is subject to change without notice.

Available Incentives

$3000 - Toyota Cash Calculate

- * On Approved Credit - Expires:10-31-2017
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$500 - TFS Special Reduced APR - Chicago - Tier 1+ & 1 Calculate

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$500 - TFS Special Reduced APR - Chicago - Tier 2 Calculate

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$500 - TFS Special Reduced APR - Chicago - Tier 3 Calculate

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Features

Features

  • Comfort
  • Mechanical
  • Exterior
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Interior

Comfort

Comfort Features

Dash trim leatherette
Center console trim leatherette
Shift knob trim leather
Steering wheel trim leather
Armrests rear folding
Armrests rear center with cupholders
Floor material carpet
Door trim leatherette

Convenience Features

Cupholders front
Memorized settings 2 driver
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
Cruise control adaptive
One-touch windows 1
Reading lights front
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Power outlet(s) 12V rear
Multi-function remote illuminated entry
Cargo area light
Retained accessory power
Multi-function remote panic alarm
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio
Memorized settings driver seat
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) two 12V front
Reading lights rear
Assist handle rear
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Dimming rearview mirror auto
Steering wheel mounted controls phone
Steering wheel mounted controls multi-function
Universal remote transmitter Homelink - garage door opener
Storage front seatback
Storage grocery bag holder
Assist handle front
Storage cargo tie-down anchors and hooks
Storage sunglasses holder
Storage door pockets
Multi-function remote proximity entry system
Cupholders rear
Steering wheel mounted controls voice control
Storage accessory hook
Multi-function remote trunk release

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row
Air filtration

Mechanical

Exterior

Safety

Technology

Interior

Specs

Warranty

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While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with a dealership sales representative. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided by CarFax. Pricing may include current manufacturer promotions and incentives, and/or bonus cash from Toyota Financial Services. Other rebates may be available for further discount. All vehicles subject to prior sale. Advertised price excludes state sales tax and $179 documentation fee.

1 2017 EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.

2 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

3 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

4 May not be compatible with all mobile phones, MP3/WMA players and like models.

5 Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the navigation system is dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services and programming subject to change. Services not available in every city or roadway; updates may be available at an additional cost from your dealer. See your Navigation System Owner’s Manual for details.

6 Concentrating on the road should always be your first priority while driving. Do not use the hands-free phone system if it will distract you. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toyota is under license. A compatible Bluetooth®-enabled phone must first be paired. Phone performance depends on software, coverage and carrier.

7 The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.

8 The Bird's-Eye-View Camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the area surrounding the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm surrounding clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

9 Always drive safely, obey traffic laws and focus on the road while driving. Siri® is available only on iPhone® 4S or later, iPad® with Retina® display, iPad mini™, and iPod touch® (5th generation) and requires internet access. Siri® is not available in all languages or all areas, and features vary by area. Some Siri® functionality and commands are not accessible in the vehicle. Data charges may apply. See apple.com and phone carrier for details.