2020 RAV4 Hybrid vs 2020 Escape Hybrid

2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid

When it comes to the crossover SUV market, competition is fierce. The crossover hybrid market isn’t as cutthroat as it is with its traditional combustion engine brethren, but it's also full of excellent options.

Today we’ll compare two crossover SUV hybrid options from two automotive titans: the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited and the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Titanium. Which is better?

2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited


2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Titanium




2.5L 4-cyl hybrid


2.5L 4-cyl hybrid

219 hp


200 hp








Fuel Economy


New Crossover SUV Hybrid in Palatine, IL

Cargo Space

The 2020 Ford Escape has excellent cargo space, especially for a crossover SUV. It has 30.7 cu-ft of space behind the rear seats and 60.8 cu-ft of space when those seats are folded down. However, the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid has even more space. It measures in at 37.5 cu-ft behind the rear row and 69.8 cu-ft with the rear seats folded down. The RAV4 Hybrid cargo bay dimensions rival that of some midsize SUVs, making it truly exceptional. If cargo space is important to you, then the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid should be your pick.

2020 RAV4 Hybrid cargo bay showcase
2020 RAV4 Hybrid cockpit showcase

Safety Suite

Each 2020 RAV4 Hybrid comes with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) suite of features. No matter which trim you pick, you’ll be getting pedestrian detection, pre-collision automatic braking, automatic high-beam control, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, road sign assist, and lane tracing assist. The RAV4 Hybrid Limited also comes with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear cross-traffic autonomous braking, front and rear parking sensors, and a surround-view parking camera system. The Escape Hybrid has many similar features, but leaves out others, such as pedestrian detection, a surround-view parking camera system, and road sign assist. Adaptive cruise control also isn’t standard on every Escape Hybrid like it is on the RAV4 Hybrid.

2020 RAV4 Hybrid parked near fitness center

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