Vehicle Comparisons:
2017 Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V

Buying a new car can be a difficult decision for many drivers. With many different makes and models available, it’s not easy to find the vehicle that gives you the best combination of performance and value. This is especially true in the compact crossover class, which has developed a high level of popularity in recent years.

2017 Ford Escape vs. 2017 Honda CR-VFor this comparison, The Lake Dealerships are focusing on two top models in the crossover class: 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Honda CR-V. Drivers in Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte can get a look at what separates the vehicles and get the info they need before scheduling a test drive.

Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V Engine Performance

The Honda CR-V has two engine options: a 184-horsepower 2.4L four-cylinder engine in base models, and an optional 190-horsepower turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine. Both engines feature with a variable automatic transmission.

As for the Ford Escape, there are three engines to choose from:

  • Base 168-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder engine
  • The 179-horsepower turbocharged 1.5L engine for increased acceleration
  • The 245-horsepower turbocharged 2.0L engine

With these choices, the Escape offers great agility with great driving balance and steering. In addition, the 2.0L engine provides 275 lb-ft of torque, a number unmatched by many other vehicles in their field.

Escape vs. CR-V Safety Features

2017 Ford Escape vs. 2017 Honda CR-VCurrently, the Honda CR-V does not have a safety rating with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), though this is due to a recent redesign that has not yet been tested. The car does offer a number of safety features, including emergency braking, lane assist, and blindspot monitors.

The Ford Escape has received a five-star rating from the NHTSA, as well as top honors for front and side protection. The IIHS gave the car its highest rating of good for all categories with the exception of the newer, small-overlap front crash test, where it got an Acceptable rating. Ford has added a wide number of safety options similar to the CR-V, like lane assist and forward collision. However, there are additional features like Curve Control, which senses if you are driving too fast in a curve and uses anti-lock brakes and throttle reduction to get the correct speed.

Escape vs. CR-V Technology

Both vehicles offer a number of high-tech features. The CR-V base model comes with a five-inch touchscreen with a USB port and Bluetooth. Android Auto support and Apple CarPlay is available, though only for higher-level models.

With the Escape, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is standard across all new models. Plus, the new FordPass app allows drivers to access several services including:

  • Finding and reserving parking
  • Vehicle Diagnostics and Services
  • Remote locking/unlocking and starting

Test Drive The 2017 Ford Escape

While both the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V are among the top vehicles in their class, the Escape stands out with an impressive number of standard safety features, plus impressive options in performance and technology.

If you are looking for a new vehicle in Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte, stop by The Lake Dealerships or contact us online to schedule a test drive.