2021 Ford EcoSport vs Toyota RAV4 Comparison

The 2021 Ford EcoSport and Toyota RAV4 are comparable SUVs, though the EcoSport falls into the subcompact class and the RAV4 in the compact class.

Because of its larger class-size, the Toyota RAV4 has more available cargo space overall. However, this comes at a pretty hefty price. The Ford EcoSport is significantly more affordable and makes use of its cargo space with creative storage solutions.

The 2021 EcoSport is loaded with unique features such as its rear-swinging cargo door and stylish appearance packages. Its ready-to-use infotainment system will please even the most critical technology-lovers. With Ford, you’ll get all of this and more for a reasonable price.

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2021 Ford EcoSport vs Toyota RAV4 Performance

2021 Ford EcoSport vs Toyota RAV4 Performance

The 2021 Ford EcoSport comes with 2 available engine options and provides smooth handling and quick acceleration. Its small size allows drivers to maneuver with ease, particularly with city driving and tight parking spaces.

The Toyota RAV4 has a slightly higher towing capacity on some trims, but this comes with a considerable increase in price. Oftentimes, drivers aren’t looking to tow substantial loads with an SUV, so the EcoSport’s 2,000-pound towing capacity is more than sufficient.

2021 Ford EcoSport

  • Standard turbocharged 1.0L three-cylinder engine with 123 HP
  • Available naturally aspirated 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 166 HP
  • Standard six-speed automatic transmission
  • Available intelligent 4WD
  • Up to 27mpg city/ 29mpg highway
  • Available hill start assist
  • Available sport-tuned suspension
  • Towing capacity up to 2,000 lbs.

2021 Toyota RAV4

  • 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 203 HP
  • Standard 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Available AWD
  • Up to 28mpg city/ 35mpg highway
  • Available TRD off-road trim
  • Towing capacity up to 3,500 lbs.
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2021 Ford EcoSport vs Toyota RAV4 Seating/Storage/Cargo

We can expect the Toyota RAV4 to have more available cargo space because of its larger class-size. The Ford EcoSport makes up for its lessened cargo capacity by introducing creative and unique storage features. The available cargo management system allows you to make the most of the space with up to 30 specific storage areas. It includes a rear cargo shelf, a cargo net, and an organizer tray.

The EcoSport also boasts an exclusive rear-swinging door. Unlike the common hatchback-style door, the EcoSport’s cargo door swings open and features a hideaway latch for easier loading.

2021 Ford EcoSport

  • Up to 50 cubic ft of cargo space
  • Seats up to 5
  • Split-fold-flat rear seats
  • Available cargo management system
  • Rear-swinging cargo door

2021 Toyota RAV4

  • Up to 69.8 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Seats up to 5
  • Standard interior storage spaces throughout cabin
  • Available power liftgate
  • Available hands-free liftgate
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2021 Ford EcoSport vs Toyota RAV4 Seating/Storage/Cargo
2021 Ford EcoSport vs Toyota RAV4 Technology Features

2021 Ford EcoSport vs Toyota RAV4 Technology Features

While the Toyota offers a few more standard technology features, the Ford EcoSport really shines with a small upgrade. Its impressive SYNC3 infotainment system is a beloved Ford-exclusive, featuring an 8-inch color LCD touchscreen with a responsive screen and bold graphics. Pair it with the available 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, and you have an enveloping entertainment experience.

Best of all, these exciting upgrades are available to you at a smaller price tag than the base model of the RAV4.

2021 Ford EcoSport

  • Standard SYNC infotainment system with 4.2-inch display
  • Standard Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Standard FordPass
  • Two standard USB ports
  • Available SYNC3 infotainment system with 8-inch color LCD touchscreen
  • Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Available Satellite and HD radio
  • Available 7-speaker audio system
  • Available 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Available Ford+Alexa
  • Available Ford and Waze
  • Available navigation
  • Available push-to-start
  • Available proximity keyless entry

2021 Toyota RAV4

  • Standard 7-inch touchscreen
  • Standard Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Standard Amazon Alexa
  • Standard USB port
  • Standard satellite radio
  • Standard six-speaker stereo
  • Available 8-inch touchscreen
  • Available navigation
  • Available wireless device charging
  • Available 11-speaker JBL sound system
  • Four additional USB ports available
  • Available 7-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Available proximity keyless entry
  • Available push-button start
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2021 Ford EcoSport vs Toyota RAV4 Safety Features

One of the most notable safety features of the 2021 Ford EcoSport is the Ford MyKey system, which comes standard on all trims. Allowing users to set speed and audio limits for secondary drivers, this technology could be life-saving. For families with teenage drivers, Ford MyKey is a must.

On paper, the Toyota RAV4 comes standard with more safety features than the Ford EcoSport. However, Ford has the features that count for a lower price.

2021 Ford EcoSport

  • Standard rearview camera
  • Standard Ford MyKey system
  • Available rear parking sensors
  • Available fog lights
  • Available blind spot monitoring
  • Available rear cross traffic alert
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers

2021 Toyota RAV4

  • Standard forward collision warning
  • Standard automatic emergency braking
  • Standard pedestrian detection
  • Standard road sign recognition
  • Standard adaptive cruise control
  • Standard lane keep assist
  • Standard lane departure warning
  • Standard lane trace assist
  • Available blind spot monitoring
  • Available rear cross traffic alert
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available surround-view parking camera system
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2021 Ford EcoSport vs Toyota RAV4 Interior

2021 Ford EcoSport vs Toyota RAV4 Interior

The Toyota RAV4 has a few more interior features available with multiple tiers of costly package upgrades, but the EcoSport’s interior stands out with the available SE appearance package. Featuring a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and stylish orange copper accents throughout, this package is exceptional without busting the budget.

Also available is Ford’s extremely durable and stain-resistant ActiveX seating. Made of high-end synthetic material, it is designed to withstand even the toughest adventures.

2021 Ford EcoSport

  • Standard cloth upholstery
  • Standard four-way manual adjustable driver’s seat
  • Available leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available six-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Available leather-trimmed seats
  • Available power moonroof and sunshade
  • Available automatic climate control
  • Available ambient lighting
  • Available SE appearance package
  • Available high-end synthetic ActiveX seating material

2021 Toyota RAV4

  • Standard cloth upholstery
  • Standard manually adjustable front seats
  • Available 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Available heated front and rear outboard seats
  • Available heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available ventilated front seats
  • Available synthetic leather seats
  • Available unique seat stitching and accents
  • Available dual-zone climate control
  • Available moonroof
  • Available panoramic moonroof
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Why Buy From Heritage Ford near Louisville, KY?

Heritage Ford is your number one destination near Louisville, KY for a versatile, capable subcompact SUV. The 2021 Ford EcoSport races past competition with its sporty maneuverability and creative use of cargo space.

With our excellent relationships with multiple lenders, our team is committed to securing a financing package that fits your budget. We offer competitive rates so you can rest easy in the purchase of your new EcoSport. Stop in today and see what the Heritage Ford Finance Center can do for you.

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