2017 Ford Escape vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4: Head to Head

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2017 Ford Escape vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4

The compact SUV segment is hugely popular. The Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4 are two of the best sellers in the highly competitive class. Though the Escape is ranked higher based on U.S. News scoring data, the RAV4 sells better, only trailing in sales behind our No. 1 ranked Honda CR-V.

The Escape was substantially refreshed for 2017, while the RAV4 is mostly a carryover from previous models. However, Toyota added its Safety Sense Package as standard on all trims. These vehicles share several qualities that make them outstanding choices.

We dissect the details of each important category to help you determine your best option. U.S. News Best Cars compiles scoring and ranking data from a myriad of sources, to provide the most up-to-date and balanced information.

Read on to find out which compact SUV wins this race.

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