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2021 Ford Escape vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Review

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2021 Ford
Escape

MSRP*: $25,555 to $36,455
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2021 Honda
CR-V

MSRP*: $25,350 to $35,150
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Invoice* $24,788 to $34,997 $24,169 to $32,407
MPG - City 23 - 44 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 MPG 32 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.8 - 65.4 ft3 75.8 ft3
Engine I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 165 - 250 hp 190 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.5 - 181.3 in 182.1 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 38.9 - 40.7 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 38.0 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 - 39.2 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Ford Escape than the Honda CR-V. The Ford Escape will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V.

Convenience
The Ford Escape requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Honda CR-V, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Escape is somewhat more expensive than the Honda CR-V. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Escape will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Honda CR-V.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is a little wider than the Honda CR-V, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Ford Escape takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda CR-V.

Handling
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the Honda CR-V, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Escape will do just as well as the Honda CR-V, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Escape has a little less horsepower than the Honda CR-V.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Escape doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Honda CR-V.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V. The Ford Escape has significantly less cargo capacity than the Honda CR-V.

Warranty
The Ford Escape comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda CR-V.