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2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Honda CR-V

Awards
Features
Performance
Usability
Pricing
2017 Honda CR-V
2017 Ford Escape
          The 2017 Ford Escape: smarter than ever.

Awards

According to the editors at cars.com, the 2017 Ford Escape is the best compact SUV you can buy. Citing its "quiet, comfortable ride" and "more features for the money," cars.com puts it miles ahead of the competition1.

The editors at Kelley Blue Book know we all want the most bang for our SUV-buying buck, and that's why they named the 2017 Ford Escape to their list of the best SUVs you can buy for less than $25,0002.

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Escape has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA3.

Features

Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the optional HID Headlights on the 2017 Ford Escape4, the answer is yes. On the 2017 Honda CR-V, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights aren't even available.
A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2017 Ford Escape4. Want it on the 2017 Honda CR-V? You'll have to pay extra.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2017 Ford Escape4, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2017 Honda CR-V, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Honda CR-Voptional4hid headlights-standard4premium sound system-standard4rear parking aid-

Performance

Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2017 Ford Escape, with 29 more horses in braking power per ton than 2017 Honda CR-V5, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2017 Ford Escape6, boasting 55 more horses and 23 more horses per ton than the 2017 Honda CR-V7.
The 2017 Ford Escape's6 increased torque - 2758 lb.-ft. vs. 1805 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Honda CR-V1466braking power per ton11752458horsepower19071368horsepower per ton11372758torque1805

Usability

The 2017 Ford Escape's8 2,000-lb. increase in towing capacity over the 2017 Honda CR-V5 means you'll be able to tow just about anything, for the job site or for a weekend fishing trip.
Even an increase of just an inch or two in wheel base can mean more stability, and the 2017 Ford Escape6 has 1 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Honda CR-V3,5008towing capacity1,50051056wheelbase1045

Pricing

With an MSRP of $295 less than the 2017 Honda CR-V5, the 2017 Ford Escape6 provides the budget-conscious buyer enough cost savings to fill the Escape's gas tank quite a few times, with a little money left over for road-trip snacks9.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2017 Ford Escape's6 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2017 Honda CR-V5.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Honda CR-V$23,7506msrp$24,045556roadside assistance35
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1 - Learn more at https://www.cars.com/articles/whats-the-best-compact-suv-of-2016-1420684893542/

2 - Learn more at: https://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-suvs-under-25000-2017/2100001551-9/

3 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

4 - 2017 Ford Escape Titanium FWD

5 - 2017 Honda CR-V LX 2WD

6 - 2017 Ford Escape S FWD

7 - 2017 Honda CR-V EX 2WD

8 - 2017 Ford Escape SE FWD

9 - Based on the price of $40.00 to fill the gas tank.