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Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V

When comparing the Ford Escape to the Honda CR-V, the Ford Escape has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Honda CR-V has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Ford Escape and Honda CR-V have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Ford Escape versus the Honda CR-V, the Honda CR-V is a better car than the Ford Escape.

Ford Escape versus Honda CR-V Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Ford Escape ranges from $22,861 to $33,995 while a used Honda CR-V from the same model year range is priced between $26,333 to $36,700. For a new model, the Ford Escape's price is between $26,080 and $38,465, with the Honda CR-V priced between $28,170 and $36,765.

Ford Escape versus Honda CR-V Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Escape is 7.8 out of 10 while the Honda CR-V's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Ford Escape being ranked 13 out of 24 Best Small SUVs and the Honda CR-V being ranked 5 out of 24. Out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs, the Ford Escape is ranked 61 and the Honda CR-V is ranked 5.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Ford Escape’s base engine makes 181 horsepower, and the Honda CR-V base engine makes 190 horsepower. Both the Escape and the CR-V are rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 503 and 476 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/compact SUVs, the Honda CR-V has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Ford Escape has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Honda CR-V has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance than the Ford Escape.

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2022 Ford Escape

2023 Honda CR-V

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,080 - $38,465

Used Asking Price:

$22,861 - $33,995

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,170 - $36,765

Used Asking Price:

$26,333 - $36,700

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

6.5 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

6 / 24
6 / 24
13 / 24
14 / 61
15 / 61
25 / 61
38 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 24
3 / 61
4 / 24
5 / 61
5 / 24
10 / 61
32 / 61

Summary Review

The Ford Escape is a compact five-person SUV with a smooth ride and efficient engine options. The current Escape was redesigned for the 2020 model year, with new models costing an average of $29,828 and 3-year-old models averaging $20,407.

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Summary Review

The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover with mass appeal. It has been one of the best-selling SUVs since its introduction as a 1997 model. The current CR-V benefitted from a redesign for the 2017 model year, with new models costing an average of $31,288 and 3-year-old models averaging $25,089.

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Pros and Cons

  • Roomy interior
  • Sharp handling with a smooth ride
  • Wide range of powertrains

  • Cheap interior materials
  • Top trims are too pricey
  • Small front seat cushions

Pros and Cons

  • Hybrid version available
  • Assertive exterior design
  • Highly functional and comfortable interior

  • Priced higher than some competitors
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is not to every driver’s taste
  • Blind-spot monitoring unavailable in base models

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Titanium, S, SEL, SE

Trim Levels

EX-L, EX

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

190 foot-lbs @ 3000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

190 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

179 foot-lbs @ 1700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

3

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

28 / 34 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

414 / 503 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

28 / 34 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

392 / 476 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Cargo Space:

37.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

65.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

141.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

39.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

76.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

142.8 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3302 lbs

Width:

85.6 inches

Height:

66.1 inches

Length:

180.5 inches

Wheelbase:

106.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3497 lbs

Width:

73.5 inches

Height:

66.2 inches

Length:

184.8 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18