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The Ford Escape Takes on the Crossover Competition


At Simi Valley Ford, we know our customers throughout the Thousand Oaks and Santa Paula area have a lot of choices when it comes to shopping for a new SUV crossover. However, with the Ford name emblazoned on the front, and the carmaker's reputation for quality and reliability, the new Ford Escape we have in stock should be your top choice.

As great a choice the Ford Escape is for drivers in the Moorpark area, we also know there may be others vying for your attention. Read on to see all the reasons we've come up with that put the Escape ahead of its main competitors from Chevrolet, Toyota, and Honda.


The Ford Escape vs. the Chevrolet Equinox

  • Base model. While drivers searching for an entry-level Ford Escape have a wonderful option available to them, in the form of the Escape S, drivers considering an entry-level Equinox may be out of luck. The first trim in the lineup is a special-order only model, so drivers can't just walk into a dealership and buy one.
  • All-wheel drive. Every engine configuration for the Ford Escape can be had with all-wheel drive if you choose. However, the Chevy Equinox does not have available all-wheel drive across all trim levels.
  • Cargo space. The rear cargo hold of the Ford Escape can accommodate more gear than the Chevy Equinox, so you, and your family, can take more stuff with you when you leave home. With the seats up, the Escape holds 34 cubic feet of cargo, with more room being added when the backseats are folded. The Equinox, on the other hand, accommodates just about 29 cubic feet.

The Ford Escape vs. the Toyota RAV4

  • Ground clearance. With a lot more ground clearance than the Toyota RAV4, the Ford Escape is better able to handle rough terrain, dirt roads, and changing weather patterns smoothly and easily.
  • Passenger space. Inside the Ford Escape, you, and your passengers, will enjoy more room than you would in the Toyota RAV4. That's because the Escape offers a little more headroom and legroom than the RAV4, in both the front and the backseats.
  • Standard features. While the Toyota RAV4 is equipped with a nice roster of standard safety features, the Ford Escape outpaces it in other areas. In fact, every Escape model comes with a safety feature designed to help parents keep tabs on their teen drivers, called MyKey, that the RAV4 doesn't have. Also, the Escape comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, while the RAV4 does not.

The Ford Escape vs. the Honda CR-V

  • Fuel capacity and efficiency. The Ford Escape is designed with a larger fuel tank than the Honda CR-V, and it earns slightly better fuel economy ratings in some areas than the Honda. You can go further on a tank of gas in the Escape, thanks to a gas tank that holds nearly two gallons more than the Honda, and the Escape averages 455 miles on the highway per fill up, while the Honda only averages around 448 miles on the highway per fill up.
  • Standard features. The Ford Escape offers more standard features than the Honda CR-V, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, which is standard on every Escape, but not available on the Honda until you move up trim levels.
  • Engine options. Ford Escape drivers have more engine options available to them, with three to choose from over the Honda model's two. Also, the Ford Escape engine tops out with an impressive 245-horsepower four-cylinder. The Honda CR-V, meanwhile, tops out with only a 190-horsepower four-cylinder.

Shopping for a New Ford Escape Crossover in Simi Valley

To see if the new Ford Escape is the right crossover for you, stop by and visit us here at Simi Valley Ford. We're convenient to a number of area towns, including Camarillo, and we have a great selection of Escape models on hand that you can meet, and test drive, soon.