Ford Escape Vs Honda CR-V

 2019 Ford Escape

Ford Escape Vs Honda CR-V

Compact crossover SUVs like the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape are increasingly becoming popular. In addition to being efficient and competitively priced, they’re also flexible and perfectly suited for in-city driving and exciting long-distance road trips. That said, when it comes to the Ford Escape Vs Honda CR-V, here are some of the standout differences between the two vehicles.

The Powertrain – For its base variant, the 2020 Ford Escape offers a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. The base model of the Honda 2019 CRV features a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine, which delivers 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. On the flip side, the Escape’s high-end variant with its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 250 horsepower, which outranks the CRV’s upgraded 1.5-liter turbocharged unit by about 60 horsepower. Plus, the Espace has 2 hybrid power trains up for grabs.

The Size – Though the 2020 Escape is only 0.1 inches shorter than the CR-V, it looks smaller in comparison. However, the Escape is taller, wider and boasts a longer wheelbase compared to its Honda counterpart.

Towing Capacity – Regardless of which engine you choose, the CR-V comes standard with a towing capacity of up to 1,500 pounds. While both the Escape's hybrid editions can haul up to 1,500 pounds each, its turbocharged gas engine can tow as much as 3,500 pounds.

Interior Space – Inspite of its shorter wheelbase, the CRV offers more legroom in the back and has more cargo space. On the other hand, the Escape’s front-seat legroom is about 1.8 inches more than its competitor, which delivers better driver comfort.

Tech Features – Escape’s SE variants and upwards come with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, an optional digital gauge display, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and a heads-up display on its Titanium model. So this SUV packed with great features. In comparison, the biggest infotainment unit on the CR-V is a 7.0-inch screen.

Safety Assists – All Escape’s trim levels come standard with the efficient Ford Co-Pilot 360 suite of driver tech. The system features lane-keeping assist, high-beam headlamps, automatic emergency braking coupled with pedestrian detection, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. For information on the Ford Escape vs the Honda CR-V, contact Capital Ford of Wilmington.

Source: Ford