The Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4 have all been notably recognized for their similarities in handling styles, cabin sizing, and price ranges. Although incredibly similar, each of these small SUVs have differences that cause each one to stand out in their own way.

Rated as some of the best small SUVs on the market, it may seem difficult to choose one over the other. Below we will share the similarities as well as the differences to get you closer to the preferences that are on your wish list.

Ford Escape

Coming in at a base price around $23,850, the Ford Escape is an affordable small SUV option that can fit many budgets all while still managing to look stylish. This small SUV has an amazing quality interior, nimble handling, fuel-efficient turbocharged engine options, and a good bit of user-friendly tech features.

The Ford Escape offers optional all-wheel drive, and there's even a hands-free power liftgate available to access the Escape's spacious cargo area. With a variety of engine choices available, there's an Escape for every type of driver out there.

This small SUV from the blue oval offers up to 245-horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque depending on the engine. Drivers also love the Apple CarPlay and Android  Auto compatibility offered by the easy-to-use Sync 3 Infotainment system.

Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is another popular vehicle in the small SUV class. It offers decent back-seat legroom, good cargo space and advanced safety technology.

Although the Honda CR-V is safe and reliable, this small SUV does have some noticeable cons. While the CR-V does offer two different engine choices, the strongest engine can only muster up to 190-horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque.

The CR-V also comes in at a higher starting price of $24,045. While it is a popular model, the CR-V's touchscreen-only infotainment system has been described as both hard-to-use and distracting. Finally, opinions remain mixed about the unusual styling of the Honda CR-V.

Toyota RAV4

Last, but not least, is the Toyota RAV4. It has a spacious cabin and an easy-to-use infotainment system. However, fuel economy is poor, and the RAV4 only offers one engine choice, which generates a lackluster 176-horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque.

Exterior styling for the RAV4 is odd, and many drivers have noted a cheap interior that features a lot of hard plastic. It isn't as keen on the eye as the interiors of the Honda CR-V or the Ford Escape.

While the RAV4 is unexceptional, its starting price is the highest at $24,410.

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Serving Gaffney, Spartanburg & Shelby, SC 

Come into Roger Shiflett Ford of Gaffney, SC to test drive a Ford Escape today. We offer the best prices to get you behind the wheel of your dream car sooner. We can also help you meet your budget with our great financing options.

We can be contacted through our online form or via phone at (888) 564-5030. Contact the best South Carolina dealership for Gaffney and Spartanburg today!


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