2015 Honda CR-V vs. 2015 Ford Escape
Choosing a vehicle is a big decision. In fact, aside from a house, it?s one of the biggest purchases you?ll ever make, so it?s important you get it right. But with seemingly endless options available, it?s hard to digest all the information available. As you narrow your search based on your needs, however, you?ll begin to eliminate options and limit yourself to a few top choices. During the search for a new crossover, many drivers find themselves with the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape as two of their finalists.
To help you get a clear picture of what each has to offer in some key areas, we put the 2015 Honda CR-V vs. 2015 Ford Escape in a side-by-side comparison. Continue reading and reference the table above to get a better understanding of each of these models.
In this corner, the 2015 Honda CR-V
As the reigning Motor Trend SUV of the Year, the 2015 Honda CR-V in Edmonton AB has certainly earned the respect of automotive reviewers. And rightfully so. With a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine, the new CR-V kicks out 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. With improved torque for the 2015 model year, you might expect a drop in efficiency. On the contrary, the 2015 Honda CR-V actually sees rather significant enhancements in that area, with a rating of *8.3 L/100 km in city/highway combined driving. With all-wheel drive available in every trim, the 2015 Honda CR-V has no problem driving through Edmonton winters.
And in this corner, the 2015 Ford Escape
While the Ford Escape has been a popular choice for crossover shoppers, it falls short of the 2015 Honda CR-V in a number of key categories. The Escape?s 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine yields 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque at a higher RPM range than the CR-V. That sacrifice in power doesn?t result in better efficiency, either, as the Escape is estimated to achieve 9.5 L/100km combined in its base configuration. While other powertrain offerings are available, it will cost you as you move to higher trims. Additionally, it requires an upgrade from the base model to find available all-wheel drive.
*Based on 2014 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Transport Canada approved test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors – used for comparison only.