Hixson Ford of Alexandria

2506 MacArthur Dr
Directions Alexandria, LA 71301

  • Sales: 866-521-3850
  • Service: 855-520-0953
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The Ford Escape Remains a Leader Among the Crossover SUV Class 

Car shoppers from all around Alexandria, LA love the versatility and practicality that they experience with models within the crossover SUV category, but with a range of vehicle options, finding that perfect model can cause some stress. Don't worry, we're here to help with a comparison of two much-loved models in the class, the Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4, so read on to see how they stack up. 

For drivers near Marksville, what makes the Ford Escape the better SUV option? 


The choice between these models is easy for Pineville, LA drivers that want to feel a rush when they hit the gas pedal because the Ford Escape has several engine options that outperform the lone gas engine option of the Toyota RAV4. Both the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines of the Ford Escape, which reach up to 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, offer more power and thrills than the 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque that the Toyota RAV4 tops out at. 

Cabin Room and Comforts 

Finding a car that is a joy to hit the road in starts with how comfortable Leesville drivers feel when behind the wheel, and with the Ford Escape's advantage in front-row leg and headroom, it's a crossover SUV that lets you stretch out. Plus, the Ford Escape offers a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat that is sure to have a position that suits your body while the Toyota RAV4's seats aren't as adjustable. 


Aside from raw power and design, the Ford Escape also has more brains than the Toyota RAV4. While these models share some smart safety features like lane keep assist and blind spot detection, the Ford Escape has convenience tech like Android™ Auto, that the Toyota RAV4 doesn't offer at all. Connecting your mobile device is a whole lot easier in the Escape. 

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