2016 Honda CR-V LX vs 2016 Ford Escape S
Quality & Value Analysis
Honda CR-V and Ford Escape are very closely priced. Honda has an ALG Residual Value of 53% after 36 months, and 38% after 60 months. Ford’s ALG Residual Value is 47% after 36 months, and 32% after 60 months. CR-V is not only holds it’s value better, but it’s also more fuel efficient than Escape. Honda CR-V gets 26mpg city/33mpg highway*, Ford Escape gets 22mpg city/31mpg highway. That gives Honda a combined fuel economy of 29mpg and Ford Escape a combined fuel economy of 25mpg. Both SUVs are backed by a 36 months/36,000 mile Basic Warranty and a 60 months/60,000 mile Powertrain Warranty.
Performance & Engineering
Ford Escape has a 2.5-Liter Engine that has 168 Horsepower @6,000 rpm and 170 Torque @4,500 rpm. Honda CR-V has a 2.4-Liter Engine that has 185 @6,400 rpm and 181 @3,900 rpm. Honda’s CR-V is not only more fuel efficient than Ford’s Escape, it’s also more Powerful. Fuel capacity for both vehicles is just over 15 gallons. Escape and CR-V both have Front and Rear Disc Brakes, and Hill Start Assist. Turning Diameter for Honda is 37.5, tighter than Ford’s 38.8.
Safety & Security
Honda CR-V is 5-star rated by NHTSA for Front Driver, Front Passenger, Front Side, and Rear Side crash tests, Overall Frontal, Overall Side, Overall Side Barrier, and Side Pole Crash Safety Ratings. CR-V and Escape are 4-star rated for Rollover Safety. Escape is 5-star rated by NHTSA for Front and Side Crash Tests, Overall Side, Overall Side Barrier, and Side Pole Crash Safety Ratings. It got 4-star rated for Front Driver and Passenger Crash Tests, Overall Rating, and Overall Frontal Crash Safety Ratings. Both vehicles have many safety features including Front Driver, Front Passenger, Front Side, and Side Curtain Airbags, Vehicle Stability Control System, Traction Control, ABS Brakes, Tire Pressure Monitor, Child Proof Rear Door Locks, and Front Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor.
Comfort & Convenience
Highlighted Interior features of Honda CR-V and Ford Escape are Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls for Audio and Cruise Control, Map Lights, Rearview Camera, Tilt/Adjustable/Telescopic Steering Column, Cargo Light, Driver’s Side Vanity Mirror, Front Power Outlets, Rear Window Defroster, Floor Mats, Delayed Power Retention, and Multi-Function Remote. Honda CR-V also has an Exterior Temperature Gauge. Both SUVs have Front Bucket Seats with Adjustable Seat Height and Second Row Split Bench Seats that Fold-down. Honda and Ford also both have AM/FM Radio CD/MP3 player with Seek, Scan, and Speed Sensitive Volume. Ford Escape has 6 Speakers total. Honda CR-V has 4 Speakers Total, MP3 Player Jack, Auxiliary Input Audio Jack, and Stereo Anti-Theft. Ford Escape and Honda CR-V’s storage features include Beverage Holders, Cargo Area Tie-Downs, Console Storage, Door Pocket Storage, and Overhead Console Storage. Exterior features of Ford Escape and Honda CR-V include Rear Wiper, Remote Keyless Access System, Vehicle Theft Deterrent System, Folding Side Mirrors, Power Side Mirrors, Tinted Glass, Automatic Headlights, and All-Season Tires.
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*26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).