Toyota Highlander vs Ford Escape Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
MSRP
$36,200
Invoice
$33,050
Average Price Paid
$33,751
1,135 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
MSRP
$26,385
Invoice
$25,594
Average Price Paid
$24,941
830 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Fair Price
$34,682
Good Price
$33,068
Great Price
$32,144
2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
Fair Price
$25,595
Good Price
$24,343
Great Price
$23,627

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,988
2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,410
17 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The fourth-generation Toyota Highlander arrives for the 2020 model year after debuting at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The new L, LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum trims al...

2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

In case you didn’t hear, Ford came out with an electric crossover, calling it the Mustang Mach-E. Ford could have called it something else, but the marketing department decided to leve...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
40
src652 writes:
Reliable
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD better.
"Roomy"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD better.
"More stuff"
Value Ranked 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD better.
"FAST Better handling If cops use it, its good for me."
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD better.
"Looks better. More aggressive."
Iggi77 writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Acura MDX worse.
"Comfort "
Value Ranked 2020 Acura MDX better.
"Color and looks "
10
Macfarp writes:
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Hyundai Palisade SEL AWD better.
"More room vs with seats folded or not"
Value Ranked 2020 Hyundai Palisade SEL AWD better.
"More creature comforts for less money."
2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 14.7 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
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Torque
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
3 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
10:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
3.31 in x 3.54 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 40.4 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 41 in 40.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 cu ft 37.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,605 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 194.9 in 180.5 in
Width 76 in 85.6 in
Height 68.1 in 66.1 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 106.7 in

Available Options

2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
  • Protection Package #3
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver W/Wire Harness
2020 Ford Escape
S AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Dark Persian Green Metallic
  • Desert Gold Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • SEDONA Orange Metallic
  • Velocity Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Wheels: 17" Shadow Silver-Painted Aluminum

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