2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Honda CR-V

These days, deciding which new vehicle to buy couldn’t be more confusing. There are so many options, and within each vehicle, you have many different trim levels to compare. It’s no wonder so many car buyers feel like they don’t have time to shop for a vehicle. That said, we’re here to help buyers in the SUV market by comparing the 2017 Ford Escape vs the 2017 Honda CR-V.

There are many things we could look at, but let’s start with the price. As you can see from the table below, the Escape has a starting MSRP quite a bit lower than that of the CR-V. Despite this lower starting MSRP, the Escape still comes standard with equipment that is not found standard on the 2017 CR-V. Such items include a locking/limited slip differential, an in-vehicle assistance service, a CD player and voice recognition. Now that’s some great value.

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2017 Ford Escape VS 2017 Honda CR-V
From $23,750 MSRP From $24,045
43.1 inches Front Seat Legroom 41.3 inches
2.5L I-4 / 1.5L I-4 / 2.0L I-4 Engine Options 2.4L I-4 / 1.5L I-4
FWD or 4WD Drivetrain FWD or AWD

Differences Between the 2017 Escape and 2017 CR-V

Under the hood of these two vehicles, drivers will find a few engine options to choose from. The Escape, however, stands out by offering one more engine option than the CR-V, which is a 2.0-liter I-4 engine that can pump out up to 245 horsepower. By comparison, the most powerful engine offered by the CR-V only delivers up to 190 horsepower. We also can’t forget the fact the the Escape is offered in an available four-wheel drive configuration rather than the CR-V’s available all-wheel drive configuration.

That being said, drivers can find similarities when comparing infotainment capabilities. Both models are available with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while also coming standard with a primary touchscreen display.

To learn more about this comparison between the 2017 Ford Escape vs the 2017 Honda CR-V, contact us at Holiday Ford. Better yet, schedule a test drive in the Escape to experience it for yourself.

2017 ford escape with sunroof
2017 ford escape wheel design
touchscreen homescreen on the 2017 escape
2017 ford escape with leather seat design