The 2017 Honda CR-V vs. The 2017 Ford Escape

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape

Both the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Ford Escape are leading compact crossover utility vehicles that will appeal to families in the Chicago and Frankfort area. If you’re looking for a vehicle in this category, either one might meet your needs, but which one will exceed them? That’s the question you should be asking yourself. Take a look at how they compare below.

Powertrains and Capability

With efficient four-cylinder engines, these two models provide the economical transportation families need. Take a look at how they compare:

  • The Ford Escape uses a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that generates 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. The base model Escape earns an EPA estimated 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway when equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.*

  • The Honda CR-V uses a 2.4L four-cylinder engine in the base model good for 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. The base trim achieves an incredible 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway based on EPA estimates with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission. With an optional 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 190 hp, the CR-V is capable of an even better 28 mpg city/34 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and CVT.*

Clearly the Honda wins out when it comes to both efficiency and power output.

Passenger and Cargo Space

You’re looking for a small crossover because you need more space inside for your gear and passengers than a small car can offer. So which one does better in this regard?

  • Passenger Space: The CR-V LX offers 105.9 cubic feet of passenger space, while the Ford Escape offers only 98.7 cubic feet of space in the cabin.

  • Cargo Space: The Honda CR-V gives you a massive 39.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 75.8 cubic feet with the second row folded down. The Escape will carry 34 cubic feet and 68 cubic feet respectively.

Drive The CR-V Today

You can experience the 2017 Honda CR-V now at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re your local Frankfort area Honda dealer, and we’re located at 8340 W. 159th Street in Orland Park, IL. Stop by today to take the CR-V for a test drive!

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.