Titus-Will Ford Compares the New 2017 Ford Escape to the 2017 Honda CR-V
Upgrading to a new small SUV is a great choice for getting around the Pacific Northwest throughout the year. Since the small SUV is such a popular segment, there are a lot of options to choose from. We know there are a great many reasons that Ford continues to be among the world’s best-selling brands, but Honda also has a good reputation. We wondered, how does the new 2017 Ford Escape compare to the 2017 Honda CR-V? To find out, we looked at the facts and detailed some of what we found in the information below. Read through to find out some of the advantages that come with a new 2017 Escape, then come see us for a test drive at Titus-Will Ford in Tacoma, WA.
| 2017 Ford Escape || || 2017 Honda CRV |
| $23,750 || Starting MSRP || $24,045 |
| 5 Years – 60,000 Miles || Included Roadside Assistance || 3 Years – 36,000 Miles |
| Available Feature || Hands-Free Power Liftgate || Not Available |
| 3,500 Pounds || Maximum Towing Capacity || 1,500 Pounds |
| 2017 Ford Escape |
| 2017 Honda CRV |
| $23,750 |
| Starting MSRP |
| $24,045 |
| 5 Years – 60,000 Miles |
| Included Roadside Assistance |
| 3 Years – 36,000 Miles |
| Available Feature |
| Hands-Free Power Liftgate |
| Not Available |
| 3,500 Pounds |
| Maximum Towing Capacity |
| 1,500 Pounds |
How Does the Design of the 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Honda CR-V Compare?
With appealing design that speaks well of both names, deciding which of these small SUV models offer the most for your money means looking past the initial appearance. Look closer, and you’ll notice that the rear roof pillars on the new 2017 Ford Escape are smaller than those on the 2017 Honda CR-V. This means you’ll enjoy less of a blind spot making your drive easier and safer in the new Ford Escape. Inside, the entry-level audio system found in the Honda only offers four speakers where the new Ford Escape comes with six speakers for a much richer sound system. Keeping everything charged for the journey is also easier in the new Ford Escape equipped standard with four front power outlets compared to just two in the Honda CR-V.
How Does the Performance of the 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Honda CR-V Compare?
At the entry level, the power of the stunning new 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Honda CR-V are similar. As you go up in trim levels, the Honda does upgrade to a turbocharged version of the base engine for a bit more power, but it falls well short of the available turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine available in the new Ford Escape that provides an exhilarating 245 horsepower with 275 lb/ft of torque. From climbing hills to passing and merging with traffic, this is a level of power that the Honda simply can’t compete with. What’s more, the six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission in the new Ford Escape allows you to manually shift gears for a more engaging drive and it’s said to be more reliable than the continuously variable transmission that comes with the Honda CR-V.
How Does the Safety of the 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Honda CR-V Compare?
Your next new small SUV is a great choice for the family taxi, but only if it is safe. The new 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Honda CR-V are recognized as being safe, however there are some important differences to note. You’ll find an array of modern airbags in both models, but it’s the new Ford Escape that takes your safety further with a standard knee airbag that you won’t find in any of the new Honda CR-V models. A lot can be told about a vehicle’s quality and longevity by looking at the warranty, and here we see that the Ford engineers show more faith in the quality of the new Ford Escape by including roadside assistance for five years or 60,000 miles compared to just three years or 36,000 miles that comes with the Honda. Combine all this with a more affordable price tag, and there’s no doubt that the new 2017 Ford Escape is the safer choice.
Research Your Next Vehicle & Save at Titus-Will Ford in Tacoma, WA
Along with competitive comparison information, we also provide more detailed model information on Ford vehicles. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, you’re sure to find the perfect new Ford model in our huge inventory. We also offer certified pre-owned Ford models along with a wide variety of quality used vehicles. Our new Ford special purchase, lease, and finance offers help you save even more. Titus-Will Ford has a long and proud history of serving customers going back to 1938, so see what our other customers are saying about us in the testimonials section, then schedule your next test drive easily online. We love meeting customers on a walk-in basis and we invite you to stop by our convenient location at 3606 S Sprague Ave, Tacoma, WA 98409 near Lakewood and always worth the drive from Puyallup, WA. We look forward to meeting you at Titus-Will Ford.