Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape
So, you’ve got a choice between the Honda CR-V and the 2017 Ford Escape. Well, lucky you; these are both great SUVs. In some ways, it’s going to be difficult to decide between the two, because they’re just so darn good. That’s why our team at Braman Honda of Palm Beach wrote this helpful SUV comparison.
If you live in Palm Beach, Wellington, Greenacres, or any of the surrounding Florida communities, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions about the 2017 Honda CR-V vs. the 2017 Ford Escape.
Comfort & Style: 2017 Honda CR-V & 2017 Ford Escape
Practically everybody knows that the 2017 Honda CR-V boasts a cozy, high-end interior. Additionally, practically everybody knows that it offers plenty of cargo room—as much as 75.8 cubic feet, actually.
But, did you know that it offers ample room for your passengers, as well? We’re talking about 57.9 inches of front shoulder room, 40.4 inches of rear legroom, and 49.5 inches of rear hip room. That’s awesome!
On the other hand, the 2017 Ford Escape just isn’t cutting it. With merely 56.6 inches of front shoulder room, 35.6 inches of rear legroom, and 49.1 inches of rear hip room, you’ll probably feel too cramped.
Fuel Economy Ratings: Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape
When you pull up to the pump in the 2017 Honda CR-V, you’d better get ready to save lots of money. That’s right: You’ll enjoy 28 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway.1 Wow!
However, when you pull up to the pump in the 2017 Ford Escape, you’d better get ready to shell out a lot of money. That’s right: 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway ain’t cheap. Unfortunately, this is simply another category where the Honda takes the Ford right to school.
Safety: Crash Test Results
Last, but certainly not least, there’s the question of safety. We must say, it seems as if the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety thinks quite highly of the 2017 Honda CR-V; in fact, they awarded it with their coveted 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award.2 That’s because it received a Good score (the highest ranking) for small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint crash worthiness.
The 2017 Ford Escape didn’t fare as well. It only received an Acceptable score for small overlap front crashworthiness, a Basic score for front crash prevention, and a Marginal score for LATCH ease of use.
You Can Test Drive the 2017 Honda CR-V at Braman Honda of Palm Beach!
Okay, okay…the winner is clear. The 2017 Honda CR-V is a much better SUV than the 2017 Ford Escape.
If you’d like to drive it for yourself, you can schedule a test drive today at Braman Honda of Palm Beach. We’re here to serve drivers in Greenacres, Wellington, Palm Beach, etc. We’re here to help you out.
 26 city/32 highway/28 combined MPG rating for 2WD LX models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined MPG rating for AWD LX models. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined MPG rating for 2WD EX, EX-L, and Touring models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined MPG rating for AWD EX, EX-L, and Touring models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
 The 2017 CR-V with available Honda Sensing® and LED headlights has been awarded the coveted 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of its superior crash safety performance.