2015 Toyota RAV4 vs 2015 Ford Escape

2015 Toyota RAV4

2015 Toyota RAV4

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Ford Escape

With remodels and updates galore, there’s no better time to be buying a new Toyota than now, and there’s no better place to do it than at Jacksonville, FL’s preferred Toyota dealership, Beaver Toyota, and the best place to find a new 2015 Toyota RAV4. We’ve got all the hottest Toyota vehicles at rock bottom prices, and each new Toyota we sell comes backed with the Beaver Toyota Promise for added reassurance and enjoyment. The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is in a serious class of competitor crossover SUVs, so let’s take a look at how it stacks up against one of the leading contenders, the 2015 Ford Escape.


The advantages of buying a crossover SUV over a standard SUV are plenty, and one of the key reasons is because crossovers have the control and maneuverability of cars that boxy, heavier SUVs just can’t manage. So when you’re looking for a CUV, you should be looking for steering radius numbers, and in the case of the RAV4 versus the Escape, the Ford Escape has a much larger turning radius that mimics large SUVs and cuts back on your ability to get in and out of tight spaces–like Florida beach parking, for example. The 2015 RAV4 has a much smaller radius and as a result, produces a tighter, crisper, more manageable driving experience.

Cargo Space

Of course, the whole point of buying an SUV or CUV is so that you have added cargo flexibility, whether it’s in overall space, or in inventive storage units for smaller pieces, or those that need extra protection. The 2015 Toyota RAV4 sets the gold standard for cargo space with a whopping 73 cubic feet when seats are folded, and 38 when seats are in their upright position. The Ford Escape, however, is stingy on space, clocking in at a measly 34.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats, and an abysmal 68.1 cubic feet when seats are folded down.

Resale Value and Longevity

The Toyota RAV4 holds its value in ways that the Ford Escape just can’t quite live up to. According to KBB.com, the Ford Escape only claims moderate resale value, whereas the Toyota RAV4 is one of the top-tier value-driven CUVs on the market today.

The Results Are In

The choice is simple–for Jacksonville drivers looking for a remarkable CUV that gets them in and out of tight corners, has space for all their gear and passengers, and holds its value year after year after year, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 is your best bet. Come into Beaver Toyota on Highway 1 along Coastal Florida to take the new RAV4 out for a test spin, and see for yourself how remarkable this vehicle truly is!