2023 Ford Escape vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4

The Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4 are both compact SUVs. They are two of the most popular small SUVs on the market. Both vehicles offer similar features and price tag but are also very different in many ways.

A lot of people ask us which vehicle is better. We’ve decided to answer that question by comparing them head-to-head! In this article, we’ll look at all aspects of these two vehicles so that you can make an informed decision about which is right for your lifestyle (and wallet). So buckle up and get ready to learn everything there is to know about these two models!

Design & Style

  • Exterior Design

The 2023 Ford Escape and the 2023 Toyota RAV4 come with sleek and stylish exterior designs. The front end of both models is dominated by large headlights shaped like trapezoids. The headlights incorporate LED light clusters, which provide more illumination than traditional bulbs.

The grille on both models is black and slanted toward the front bumper to emphasize a sporty appearance. The grilles also incorporate chrome accents that help give each vehicle its distinct look from other vehicles in its class. Both cars have hoods made from aluminum to reduce weight, making them even more fuel-efficient when compared with other SUVs on the market today.

  • Interior Design

The interior of the Ford Escape 2023 is more spacious and comfortable than that of the Toyota RAV4. The dashboard has a modern design that makes it easy to see while driving, especially when using your phone’s navigation system. The rear seats are also more comfortable than the Toyota RAV4 because they have better legroom and headroom.

That being said, both vehicles have plenty of storage space in their trunks, so you can easily fit all your belongings while traveling with them. However, if you want even more room for groceries or luggage when shopping, then go with the RAV4 over its competitor since its cargo volume is larger by about 90 cubic feet (1 cubic foot = 0.028 m3). In addition to this advantage over its competitors’ cabs have enough space for storage needs like grocery bags or sporting equipment thanks to large side doors that open wide at 180 degrees for easy access into any compartment.

Technology & Safety

In the tech department, both the 2023 Ford Escape and the 2023 Toyota RAV4 have a lot to offer. The Escape has a head-up display, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. You can also get an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation on top trims or even add dual screens in higher trims if you want extra information at your fingertips.

The RAV4 comes with standard safety features like automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control (which is included when you opt for all-wheel drive). It also offers blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert as an option.


The 2023 Ford Escape has an engine that can be considered its most important feature. The V6 EcoBoost engine is powerful and efficient, which makes it a great choice for those who want a lot of power in their vehicle.

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 has an impressive engine as well. The hybrid system uses both gas and electric power to reach 100 horsepower more than the Ford Escape, creating plenty of power when you need it most.

The Bottom Line

Our final verdict is that the 2023 Ford Escape is the more attractive buy. It looks great, it’s well-equipped, and it’s far more fun to drive than its rival Toyota. The 2-liter turbo engine offers plenty of power yet still returns decent fuel economy. This car has no major reliability issues and comes with a long warranty for added peace of mind.

Ready to Schedule Your 2023 Ford Escape Test Drive Today?

Are you in the market for a new 2023 Ford Escape? Hollingsworth Richards Ford is the Ford dealership you can trust! We have an extensive lineup of the latest Ford models on the market for you to test drive. Schedule your appointment now and experience the power and comfort of a Ford. We look forward to serving you!