2019 Ford Escape vs. the Competition near Gurnee, IL

 

Have you been considering the Ford Escape but wondering how it stacks up against other compact crossovers? Here at Napleton Ford, we've got you covered with a comparison of the 2019 Escape against the Honda CR-V, the Toyota RAV4, and the Nissan Rogue. To learn more and get behind the wheel of the Escape, give us a call at 888-461-3509!

Escape vs. RAV4

We'll start this showdown by taking a look at the 2019 Escape vs the 2019 RAV4. Although the RAV4 is a popular model on the road, it falls short of the Escape in several areas. The first is performance, where we see that the RAV4 only offers one engine and it is not turbocharged. Its 2.0L 4-cylinder gets 203-hp, but you may find yourself struggling to really make the most of that when you are cruising along the highway. The Escape, on the other hand, provides three engine options - a 2.5L 4-cylinder, a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder, and an available 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder. With the latter you'll not only get additional power at 245-hp, you'll have smooth, quiet acceleration. With the Escape you'll be able to lock and unlock your vehicle remotely1, check for vehicle service updates, and more with the FordPass Connect for your compatible smartphone. The RAV4 doesn't offer a similar app option.

Escape vs. CR-V

Next up is the Escape against the latest iteration of the Honda CR-V. Once again, the performance of the Escape's 2.0L 4-cylinder is hard to beat. The CR-V is only able to achieve a meager 190-hp and 179 lb.-ft. of torque to the 245-hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque in the Escape when equipped with the 2.0L turbocharged EcoBoost® engine. If you're looking to take a boat or a trailer out for a ride the CR-V will certainly disappoint since it only has a 1,500-lb. maximum towing capacity2, whereas the Escape has the muscle to handle up to 3,500-lb. of towing weight3. If you're a fan of natural light and sky views, the Escape offers an available panoramic Vista Roof® which spans both rows of seating. The CR-V only has an available single-panel moonroof.

Escape vs. Rogue

We'll conclude by taking a look at the Escape compared to the 2019 Nissan Rogue - will this model be the one to stand up against the powerful performance of the Escape? Sadly for Nissan, the answer is no. Both of the Escape's turbocharged engines beat out the Rogue's 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that tops out at only 170-hp and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. And, as you would expect, this leads to some dismal trailer options with a mere 1,102-lb. maximum tow rating4. Although they are both in the same vehicle segment, the Escape is shorter in both height and width, making it easier to park and turn. The Escape also provides a 10-speaker available Sony® speaker system whereas the best option in the Rogue has only nine speakers.

This is just the beginning when it comes all the benefits of the Escape! Come to Napleton Ford and talk with our team about the 2019 Ford Escape vs the competition near Gurnee, IL.


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1 Optional feature includes complimentary 1-year subscription for remote features excluding Wi-Fi hotspot starting at vehicle sale date. Subscription subject to compatible 4G network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks may affect future functionality. Certain restrictions, 3rd-party terms, or message/data rates may apply. FordPass app compatible with select smartphone platforms. Wi-Fi hotspot includes complimentary wireless data trial beginning at AT&T activation and expiring at the end of 3 months or when 3GB of data is used, whichever comes first, but can't extend beyond complimentary subscription period for remote features. To activate, go to www.att.com/ford .

2 Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details.

3 When properly equipped.

4 Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information.


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