2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Ford Escape

Smaller crossovers have become a popular vehicle segment. These vehicles offer the maneuverability of a car paired with the storage capacity of a larger vehicle. This versatility has led to an increase in the popular of the crossover class. Looking at the 2017 Honda CR-V vs the 2017 Ford Escape compares two cars in this popular vehicle class.

One of the draws of the crossover class is the added storage space these vehicles provide. With the rear seats folded down, the Honda CR-V offers a maximum storage capacity of 75.8 cubic feet. The Ford Escape offers 67.8 cubic feet of storage space with the rear seats folded down.

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2017 Honda CR-V VS 2017 Ford Escape
2.4-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder
184 horsepower, 180 pound-feet of torque Base Engine Performance 168 horsepower, 170 pound-feet of torque
75.8 cubic feet Max Storage Space 67.8 cubic feet
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2017 Honda CR-V, 2017 Ford Escape Engine Options

Both the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Ford Escape come equipped with four-cylinder engines as standard equipment. Under the hood of the CR-V is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, while the Ford Escape is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. The Honda engine produces 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The base Ford Escape engine checks in at 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque.

In addition to the base engine, both crossovers can be equipped with 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The Ford Escape 1.5-liter engine checks in at 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with the Honda 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, the CR-V delivers 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque.

In addition to the multiple engine options, the 2017 Honda CR-V and 2017 Ford Focus are offered in multiple trim levels. The Honda CR-V is offered in four trim levels, while the Ford Escape is available in three. Each trim level comes equipped with a different collection of comfort, safety and technology features.

Available feature offered on the 2017 Honda CR-V include: Bluetooth and USB connectivity, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, HD radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel and a sunroof. Safety features offered on the crossover include: blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, lane departure warnings and intervention and forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking.

2017 Honda CR-V side
2017 Honda CR-V interior
2017 Honda CR-V seats
2017 Honda CR-V front

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