2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Ford Escape

There are a lot of crossover options out there in the marketplace, but the Honda CR-V deserves to be in any crossover conversations. In an effort to help inform prospective buyers, Garden State Honda has put together this comprehensive 2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Ford Escape comparison. You can see how the two models look side-by-side right here, and you can learn about key differences in the lineup by reading below.

For the sake of this comparison, we will be taking the base model 2017 Honda CR-V LX and putting it up against the 2017 Ford Escape SE, which is one trim level above the base model for the Ford crossover. Both of these crossovers that we will be using for this comparison are front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive options are also available at these trims levels. See how they stack up side by side.

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2017 Honda CR-V LX VS 2017 Ford Escape SE
26 City / 32 Highway* Fuel Mileage (MPG) 23 City / 30 Highway
184 Horsepower 179
CVT Transmission Automatic
75.8 Cubic-Feet Max Cargo Volume 67.8 Cubic-Feet

2017 Honda CR-V compared to the competition

When comparing these two models, it becomes clear that the 2017 Honda CR-V LX has a lot more to offer than the 2017 Ford Escape SE. For starters, you can see that there is a large difference in EPA estimated fuel mileage numbers. The CR-V LX manages to leave the Ford Escape SE in the dust both in the city and out on the highway according to EPA estimates.*

This mileage difference becomes even more difficult for the Ford Escape SE to explain when you consider that the 2017 Honda CR-V LX offers more horsepower. This can be partially attributed to the continuously variable transmission or CVT, which comes standard on every Honda CR-V for 2017. This CVT is able to efficiently put power to the wheels at any speed, even during acceleration. What’s more, it even provides a smoother ride than other automatic options such as the 6-speed automatic in the Ford Escape SE.

To top things off, the 2017 Honda CR-V LX also provides 8 cubic-feet more cargo room than the 2017 Ford Escape SE, and it does it while also providing great standard features like rearview camera, keyless entry, automatic climate control, and more.

You can find the 2017 Honda CR-V LX along with other trims at your local Honda dealership. If you are in the Clifton area, then you should consider seeing what Garden State Honda has to offer. We have a wonderful Honda inventory with many CR-V options to choose from.

*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 & Touring models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & 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.

2017 Honda CR-V LX exterior view
2017 Honda CR-V LX aluminum wheels
2017 Honda CR-V LX fold flat seats
2017 Honda CR-V LX rear view camera

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