Shopping for a new SUV, but aren’t sure if the 2021 Toyota RAV4 or the 2021 Ford Escape is the better choice for you? Drivers who take the time to compare the trim level availability, performance ratings and internal measurements of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2021 Ford Escape will find that the 2021 RAV4 has the edge in all of these areas. We’ve highlighted the most notable differences between these two SUVs down below.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 features six trim levels, while the 2021 Ford Escape is only available in four different configurations. Trim levels available for the 2021 RAV4 include LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, TRD Off-Road and Limited. The four trim levels available for the 2021 Ford Escape include S, SE, SEL and Titanium.
2021 Toyota RAV4
2021 Ford Escape
|Six Trims||Trim Level Availability||Four Trims|
|203 hp||Standard Horsepower||181 hp|
|37.5 cu.ft.||Standard Cargo Capacity||33.5 cu.ft.|
|69.8 cu.ft.||Maximum Cargo Capacity||65.4 cu.ft.|
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 comes standard with a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine that has an output of 203 horsepower. This puts it above the 2021 Ford Escape in terms of performance. The engine that comes standard inside the 2021 Ford Escape is a turbocharged, three-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine that generates 181 horsepower.
The 2021 RAV4 features 37.5 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity and 69.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity, while the 2021 Ford Escape features 33.5 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity and 65.4 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity.
Safety and security features available for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 include: Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, stability control, dual front side-mounted airbags, an engine immobilizer, daytime running lights, turn signal mirrors, rear door child safety locks, a tire pressure monitoring system, a traction control system, LATCH child seat anchors and more.