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New Honda CR-V has more to offer than Ford Escape

By emarketing | Posted in Vehicle Comparisons on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 2:21 pm
2014 Honda CR-V vs. 2014 Ford Escape

The 2014 Honda CR-V has more horsepower and cargo space than the Ford Escape.

2014 Honda CR-V vs. 2014 Ford Escape

Now that fall has us firmly in its quickly cooling grip, it may be time for many of you out there to consider a vehicle that will be better suited for dealing with the snowy and slippery roads that will be a part of our daily lives all too soon. Among the vehicles that have become very popular in this regard is the crossover SUV, like the 2014 Honda CR-V that is available at Rhinelander Honda. Just about every automaker that does business in the United States has a crossover SUV to choose from, to make the right choice for you and your family it is important to compare them on a head to head basis. That’s why we are looking at the 2014 Honda CR-V vs. the 2014 Ford Escape.

The battle of the 2014 Honda CR-V vs. the 2014 Ford Escape is set to be a close one, but the chips will ultimately fall for the new Honda CR-V. Right away, we see that the base engine of the Ford Escape lacks the horsepower offered by the Honda CR-V. Additionally, the fuel-economy scores of the 2014 Honda CR-V and the 2014 Ford Escape show a difference that favors the CR-V. Honda’s CR-V has a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that will produce 185 horsepower while recording an Environmental Protection Agency fuel-usage estimate of 23 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallons on the highway*. [*] Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2012 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2012. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

2014 Honda CR-V vs. 2014 Ford Escape

The 2014 Ford Escape is a capable vehicle but lacks some of the utility of the 2014 CR-V.

On the other hand, the 2014 Ford Escape is powered by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that is rated for just 168 horsepower and records barely more than 20 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway, according to EPA estimates on the Escape’s fuel-economy. Since one of the major upsides to making the jump to the crossover SUV segment is the increased cargo space. Comparing the available cargo space between the 2014 Honda CR-V vs. the 2014 Ford Escape all but seals up the win for the CR-V. With the seats up and deployed to seat five-passengers, the 2014 CR-V still has 37.2 cubic-feet of cargo space to work with; when the second row is stowed, that space expands to more than 70 cu.-ft. As for the 2014 Ford Escape, space behind an upright rear seat measures in at 34.3 cubic-feet and well less than 70 cu.-ft.

Test Drive GenericIf you would like to take a closer look at the 2014 Honda CR-V available at Rhinelaner Honda, contact one of our sales professionals today and schedule a test drive.

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