Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape


Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape

The Honda CR-V and Ford Escape are two compact crossover vehicles designed for performance, comfort and a luxe appeal. While the two cars share significant similarities, they also have quite a few differences.

As for the external appearance, the Ford Escape is about 2.5 inches shorter and 0.6 inches narrower than the Honda CR-V, although the car makes up for this in height – reaching up to 0.2 inches taller than the Honda CR-V. With the increase in dimensions, the Honda CR-V also offers plenty of space inside, although the smaller body of the Ford Escape is advantageous to those who prefer more compact vehicles. Both cars are stylized in a similar crossover fashion, with the Ford Escape bearing more sporty elements, which gives it a youthful appearance. The Honda CR-V is designed for function and features fewer flashy exterior elements.

The Ford Escape features a smaller body but the leg space remains uncompromised – measuring 1.8 inches more than the Honda CR-V. In terms of headroom, hip room, and shoulder room, the Honda CR-V beats out the Ford Escape with an additional 0.2 inches, 0.6 inches, and 2.9 inches respectively. The CR-V is definitely more suitable for comfortably seating larger families. With regards to cargo space, the Honda CR-V beats out the Ford Escape with 39.2-cubic-feet of space, making it an ideal choice for long getaways and vacations. As for the styling, the Ford Escape is focused on maintaining a more youthful, stylish design with a shapelier dash, neat three-spoke steering wheel, and a sporty gauge cluster. The Honda CR-V maintains a more traditional approach with a horizontal dash, as well as a center-stack mounted gear shifter.

The base engine on the Ford Escape is a 2.5L four-cylinder that gives off 168 horsepower and 170 lb. ft. of torque. The car comes with two other engine variants and all of them are enabled with a six-speed automatic transmission. As for mileage, the Ford Escape gives 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined. The Honda CR-V’s 2.4L engine beats the Ford Escape’s base engine to give 184 horsepower and 180 lb. ft. of torque. As for mileage, the car trumps the Ford Escape with 26 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined. Overall, the perfect choice for you comes down to your personal preference with regard to space, style, and performance.

Source: Honda