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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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Testimonials

CARGURUS
August 19, 2017

Great service, friendly, and vehicle comes with free oil changes and car washes!

Ellie Lawrence-Foster
FACEBOOK
August 18, 2017
Jodi Pember
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August 12, 2017
Clara Latham
GOOGLE
August 11, 2017

Long wait time.

Tina Carroll
GOOGLE
August 4, 2017
John Keshishian
GOOGLE
July 31, 2017

Good place to buy a csr

Brian Wilson
GOOGLE
July 22, 2017

It was a pleasure working with Eric Miller in the purchase of our new Sienna. Prices for both our new van and the vehicle we were trading were fair which resulted in negotiations being finalized without the "game playing" often found with other auto dealerships. Both Eric and Harold Davis in the Finance Office were responsive to our questions and didn't attempt to pad the bill with unwanted items. This is our first purchase from Heart City but it probably will not be our last!

"Pleasant buying experience"

DEALERRATER
July 21, 2017

It was a pleasure working with Eric Miller in the purchase of our new Sienna. Prices for both our new van and the vehicle we were trading were fair which resulted in negotiations being finalized without the "game playing" often found with other auto dealerships. Both Eric and Harold Davis in the Finance Office were responsive to our questions and didn't attempt to pad the bill with unwanted items. This is our first purchase from Heart City but it probably will not be our last!

"Return Customers"

DEALERRATER
July 21, 2017

Bought our 1st Prius from Eric in 2012, now our 2nd. No pressures, always fair & helpful. We couldn't like Heart City more, never had a bad experience there. Would give them 6 stars if we could.

Trevor C
GOOGLE
July 15, 2017

What an incredible experience we just had at Hart City Toyota. While traveling, we needed emergency service. From the initial phone call, until well AFTER closing time (on a sunny Saturday!), the staff made sure we were taking care of and that our vehicle would keep us safe the rest of the way! What a blessing they were. Thank you Hart City!

Steve Miller
GOOGLE
July 12, 2017

It's a great place to buy a car, no hassle. Eric Miller was out standing.

"Toyota Solid"

DEALERRATER
July 11, 2017

Kendall is a veteran who understands the process and made it easy for us to purchase how are fourth Toyota. Good people selling a good product. The .

Kenneth Deal
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July 5, 2017
cleve epperson
GOOGLE
June 30, 2017

Great people with a friendly environment that really seem to care about what was going on with my car.

"Making mistakes"

DEALERRATER
June 30, 2017

Completed transaction Monday, then Wednesday got a call saying I owed $550.00 more. It's their mistake but I paid more. They could have used their mistake insurance.

Tim Nunya
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June 22, 2017

"Car buying experience"

DEALERRATER
June 17, 2017

Best car buying experience I have ever had, and I have purchased quite a few vehicles thru the years. Our salesman was knowledgeable and courteous. There was no pressure and as stress free as buying a vehicle can be.

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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
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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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This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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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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This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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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

Sales Hours

(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

Finance Hours

(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 Lease Loyalty Program $750 - Bos/CAT/Chicago/Cin/Gulf/KC/NY/Portland Calculate

TFS Lease Loyalty Program This program is designed to specifically market, attract, and retain qualifying maturing TFS lease customers within your market area. Qualifying Camry G/H and RAV4 G/H lessees will be eligible to receive a Q3 Toyota Lease Loyalty Rebate offer with their choice of either $750 to lease or finance a new 2017 Camry G/H, RAV4 G/H, Prius family OR $500 to lease or finance any other new 2017/2018 Toyota vehicle through a participating Toyota dealer and TFS.
- * On Approved Credit - Expires:09-05-2017

$750 - TFS College Grad Program Calculate

- * On Approved Credit - Expires:10-02-2017

$500 - TFS Military Program - $500 Calculate

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* 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

$3000 - TMS Customer Cash - Chicago
- * On Approved Credit - Expires:09-05-2017
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$500 - TFS Special Reduced APR - Chicago - Tier 1+ & 1 Calculate

0.00 % APR for 72 Months
INCLUDES :
$500 - TFS Subvention Cash - Chicago
PLUS
0.00 % APR36 months
0.00 % APR48 months
0.00 % APR60 months
0.00 % APR72 months
36 monthly payments of $27.78 for each $1,000 borrowed.
48 monthly payments of $20.83 for each $1,000 borrowed.
60 monthly payments of $16.67 for each $1,000 borrowed.
72 monthly payments of $13.89 for each $1,000 borrowed.
- * On Approved Credit - Expires:09-05-2017
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$500 - TFS Special Reduced APR - Chicago - Tier 2 Calculate

- * On Approved Credit - Expires:09-05-2017
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$500 - TFS Special Reduced APR - Chicago - Tier 3 Calculate

- * On Approved Credit - Expires:09-05-2017

* 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.

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Features

Features

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  • Technology
  • Comfort
  • Interior

Mechanical

Drivetrain

Axle ratio 4.07
Drive mode selector
4WD type on demand
Center differential mechanical

Brakes

Rear brake type disc
Rear brake diameter 11.2
Front brake diameter 11.7
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Suspension

Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Rear shock type gas
Front shock type gas
Front stabilizer bar diameter 25 mm
Rear stabilizer bar diameter 23 mm

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Hill holder control
Trailer stability control

Engine

Battery saver
Battery heavy duty

Exterior

Safety

Technology

Comfort

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.