2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Ford Escape

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape


More shoppers these days are choosing small crossovers as a smart compromise between a hatchback and full-size SUV. The 2017 Honda CR-V has been fully redesigned this year, making an already popular crossover even more competitive. When put next to the 2017 Ford Escape, it’s clear where the CR-V comes out ahead. See if you agree, and count on the team at Silko Honda in Raynham, MA to help you find the right crossover for your driving needs.

Base Performance

The base engine on the 2017 Honda CR-V is a 2.4L inline-four that generates 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. Compare that to the base Ford Escape, which gets a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that makes only 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Both models are offered with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

Max Fuel Economy

All versions of the CR-V except the base trim get a turbocharged 1.5L inline-four that is able to get up to an EPA-estimated *34 mpg highway and *28 mpg city. The Ford Escape is also offered with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine, but it tops out at an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 23 mpg city.

Passenger and Cargo Space

These are both compact crossover SUVs with seating for up to five passengers, but the Honda CR-V interior gives you noticeably more room with which to work. The CR-V has a total interior volume of 142.1 cubic feet, including a dedicated cargo area of 39.2 cubic feet and a max cargo volume of 75.8 cubic feet. The Ford Escape has an interior volume of 132.7 cubic feet, a dedicated cargo area of 34.0 cubic feet, and a max cargo volume of 68.0 cubic feet.

See if the 2017 Honda CR-V is the Right Crossover for You

Are you ready to find out if the 2017 Honda CR-V is up to all the hype? Come take it for a test drive at Silko Honda, located at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, MA. Our doors are open seven days a week, and you can always contact us online or get in touch by phone at 508-880-5500.

* 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT model. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX with CVT model. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. 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.