New Toyota 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Ford Escape in Shreveport LA Shreveport, LA l Near Bossier City

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Ford Escape in Shreveport LA

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2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Ford Escape in Shreveport LA

Vehicle Overview

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the more appealing compact crossovers on the market. It has proven successful with average consumers and automotive journalists alike. Car and Driver calls it a compelling option in a crowded field because it offers something for just about everyone. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 has recently arrived to your local Toyota dealership serving Shreveport Bossier City Louisiana, and it brings with it some exciting changes: more standard equipment, a refined infotainment implementation and a new trim level called the TRD Off-Road. Another popular option in this class is the 2020 Ford Escape, and this 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Ford Escape review is a chance to see what sets these options apart in areas that are important to crossover fans, such as cargo and passenger volume.

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Exterior – 2020 Toyota RAV4

Distinct style aside, the RAV4 and Escape exteriors are similar in design. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 is built on a 105.9-inch wheelbase and measures 181.5 inches long. The 2020 Ford Escape is built on a 106.7-inch wheelbase and measures 180.5 inches long. In both cases, 17-inch wheels are standard, and both brands offer 18-inch and 19-inch wheels in addition to various wheel designs and materials. Both base models feature a manual liftgate, and a power liftgate is on the upper trims of both models.

Shreveport LA - 2020 Toyota RAV4's Exterior

Interior – 2020 Toyota RAV4 in Shreveport LA

Both models providing seating for five. The Escape has more passenger volume on paper, but you probably wouldn’t notice just by looking at the interiors. Headroom, legroom and so forth are all within an inch of each other. Cargo space is quite similar as well. The RAV4 has 37.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 69.8 with the second row folded. The Escape offers 37.5 and 65.4 cubic feet. The up-level trims on the RAV4 available at Yokem Toyota add automatic climate control, additional USB charging ports, simulated leather upholstery, a sunroof, heated seats, built-in navigation and a premium JBL sound system. The Escape’s upper trims add sport seating, a heated steering wheel, leather-trimmed upholstery and an upgraded audio system.

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Mechanical – RAV4 specs in Shreveport

The RAV4 is available with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional on most trims with the exceptions being the Adventure and TRD Off-Road, which feature a special all-wheel-drive system. Most 2020 Ford Escape trims are front-wheel drive standard with the exceptions being the SEL and Titanium, which are all-wheel-drive-focused. Toyota offers a single powertrain: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This four-cylinder makes 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Ford offers a number of powertrains. The base features a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic. This three-cylinder makes 181 hp and 190 lb.-ft. The SE Sport features a hybrid powertrain that combines for 200 hp. Optional on the SEL and Titanium is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 250 hp and 280 lb.-ft.

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Technology – Toyota RAV4 specs in Shreveport LA

Toyota base models feature state-of-the-art infotainment technologies, and you should expect nothing less from the RAV4. This package includes a 7-inch touchscreen, USB, a six-speaker audio system and Apple, Android and Amazon device integration. Ford takes a different approach. Its base model has a 4.2-inch LCD display and a less sophisticated version of its infotainment software. If you want those items, then you have to move up to the second trim level. Both automakers include a standard driver assist group. Toyota Safety Sense adds cruise control with radar and road sign assist, lane keeping assist and forward collision mitigation. Ford Co-Pilot360 is quite similar to TSS but also adds a blind-spot monitor, which is available on the RAV4 but not included.

Test Drive Today – 2020 Toyota RAV4 dealer

Yokem Toyota is proud to be your local Toyota dealership serving Shreveport Bossier City Louisiana, and we welcome you to visit our location at your convenience. We can provide whatever information you need, and you can test-drive the RAV4. Can’t make it just yet? Call us. We can provide that information right over the phone. You can also shop our selection from the comfort of your home or office through our website. We also offer live chat and have staff standing by to answer your questions, discuss the latest specials, help with auto loan preapproval, value your trade-in and much more!


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