If you’re shopping for a compact SUV, you probably know that you have a lot of choices. Here you can see how three models – the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape – match-up to one another in three categories:

Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape


Toyota RAV4: 203-horsepower 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine. This is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Honda CR-V: Turbocharged 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower. A continuous variable automatic transmission (CVT) is standard.

Ford Escape: 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder engine that generates 181 horsepower. This is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.


Toyota RAV4: This SUV is outfitted with a user-friendly infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen. You will also get:

  • Satellite radio
  • Amazon Alexa™
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth®
  • A 6-speaker stereo
  • A USB port
  • A Wi-Fi hot spot

Honda CR-V: The only standard tech features are a USB port, a 4-speaker stereo, and Bluetooth®.

Ford Escape: A 6-speaker stereo, Bluetooth®, and a USB port are the only notable tech components.


Toyota RAV4: You’ll get numerous built-in safety components, such as:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Lane trace assist
  • Road sign recognition
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control

Honda CR-V: Comes with some of the same features, but lane trace assist isn’t among them.

Ford Escape: Also has some of the same features as the Toyota RAV4, but adaptive cruise control requires an upgrade.

The Toyota RAV4 is clearly the superior compact SUV in these three categories. And to see how else it tops the competition, come down to Centennial Toyota in Las Vegas to take it out for a test drive.