A side-by-side comparison of the 2020 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Ford Escape.

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Ford Escape
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3.5-L, V-6 Base Engine Turbo., 1.5-L, 3-Cyl.
295/263 Horsepower/Torque 180/177
8 passengers Max. Passenger Capacity 5 passengers
84.3 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 65.4 cu.-ft.

Crossover SUVs come in many shapes and sizes. Toyota of Decatur customers looking for a combination of capability, connectivity and interior space have been flocking to the Toyota Highlander for a long time. The Highlander platform has gone through a complete redesign for the current model year and it is more than ready to extend its advantages over much of the competition. A comparison between the 2020 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Ford Escape will show potential buyers just how much disparity occurs in this very popular and competitive automotive industry segment. Even a high-altitude view of these two vehicles will show how the redesigned 2020 Highlander offers vastly more standard and available power, more passenger/cargo capacity and more access to advanced technology. Customers can start the pre-ordering process at Toyota of Decatur today by calling 256-274-4354.

The biggest difference between the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Ford Escape will be the two models’ physical size. Owners of the 2020 Highlander will have three rows of seats to accommodate up to eight passengers. Some Highlander trims have a different interior configuration that will have second-row captain’s chairs and hold up to seven people. This same generous passenger space can easily be configured into impressive cargo volume dimensions. The 2020 Highlander can fold its seats down to make up to 84.3 cubic-feet available. The two-row 2020 Escape can only hold up to five passengers and only offers up to 64.4 cubic-feet. In terms of technology, Toyota has equipped all 2020 Highlander trim grades with both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. Owners of the 2020 Escape will need to choose higher trims or have a premium accessory package added to match the capability offered by the Highlander.

Performance Specs and Towing Capacity

Owners of the 2020 Toyota Highlander will have a single and powerful powertrain to use. Under the hood is a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. Toyota of Decatur customers will be able to choose between front- and all-wheel-drive versions. Every 2020 Highlander available at the dealership will be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Ford offers several different engine options with the 2020 Escape. The entry-level powertrain is a turbocharged 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engine that is also mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Owners of the Ford crossover SUV can expect the 2020 Escape to make 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Base versions of the 2020 Ford Escape can tow only 1,500 pounds.

2020 Toyota Highlander Parked
2020 Toyota Highlander Interior
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid with Hatch Open
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid back end


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