2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Ford Escape


starting msrp

21 city / 29 hwy

est. mpg

2017 Ford Escape
2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V


starting msrp

26 city / 32 hwy

est. mpg

The 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Honda CR-V. What's Your Choice?

Serving Columbus, Westerville, and Gahanna, OH

As compact crossover SUVs, the 2017 Ford Escape and Honda CR-V have economical yet reliable designs. Available with the two EcoBoost engines and i-VCT engine, the Escape is more powerful than the CR-V. The AdvanceTrac and Intelligent 4WD make the Escape a clear winner in the handling department. This Ford model also boasts sophisticated technology like the SYNC 3 system with GPS navigation and SiriusXM service.

2017 Ford Escape Exterior


Rated at 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, the Ford Escape's 1.5 L EcoBoost engine delivers a good combination of power and efficiency. Featuring twin-scroll turbochargers, the 2.0 L EcoBoost engine increases the total output to 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. Both of the EcoBoost engines come with the Auto Start-Stop system that saves fuel. The third powertrain option in the Ford Escape is the 2.5 L i-VCT engine that yields 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. In the Honda CR-V, the powertrain choices include a 2.4 L engine that delivers 184 hp or a 1.5 L engine that produces 190 hp. The Ford Escape's Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) precisely controls the Intelligent 4WD System that maximizes traction on multiple surfaces. The AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control also give the Escape a major advantage over the CR-V. Additionally, this versatile Ford crossover SUV can tow up to 3,500 pounds. The CR-V can't handle a towing load of more than 1,500 pounds.


The Ford Escape's SYNC 3 infotainment system includes a capacitive touch screen that's easy to browse with the pinch-to-zoom function. With the tap of a finger, you can access a GPS navigation system and many other applications such as SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. The SYNC 3 platform can be conveniently updated via an external Wi-Fi connection. With the SYNC Connect suite, you can use the FordPass application to remotely manage the vehicle via a compatible mobile device. Siri Eyes Free is another smartphone-friendly feature in the SYNC 3 system. In the entertainment category, both vehicles offer access to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. However, the Escape's 10-speaker Sony sound system generates better acoustics than the CR-V's nine-speaker audio system. Both crossover SUVs include Bluetooth technology for convenient integration of mobile devices.

2017 Ford Escape Interior


A simple kick of the Ford Escape's rear bumper opens the hands-free liftgate. The Intelligent Access technology also makes it easy to enter the vehicle and turn on the ignition system with the touch of a button. Instead of pulling a lever, you can also press a button to activate the electric parking brake. Some other convenient features in this Ford crossover SUV include four power outlets that are rated at 12-v. A 110-v electrical port is also installed in the vehicle's rear row. The Escape has plenty of driving aides such as the Enhanced Active Park Assist. This signature installation includes the Park Out Assist, Forward and Side Sensing Systems and Reverse Perpendicular Parking. When it comes to changing lanes, the Escape's Blind Spot Information System and Cross-Traffic Alert offer the same guidance as the CR-V's Blind Spot Monitoring System and Cross-Traffic Monitor.

Contact Krieger Ford to schedule a test drive in the 2017 Ford Escape at your convenience. As you ride in this Ford crossover SUV, you'll understand why it beats the Honda CR-V in several categories.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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