2023 Ford Escape vs. 2024 Honda CR-V Review

Picture of the 2023 Ford Escape

2023 Ford
Escape

MSRP*: $28,000 to $39,460
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Picture of the 2024 Honda CR-V

2024 Honda
CR-V

MSRP*: $29,500 to $36,160
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MPG - City 26 - 42 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 36 MPG 32 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.8 - 65.4 ft3 76.5 ft3
Engine
  • 163-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 180-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 192-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 190-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 180 - 192 hp 190 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 2,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.5 - 181.2 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 73.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 38.9 - 40.7 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 38.2 - 40.0 in
Rear 38.2 in

*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
The Ford Escape offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Honda CR-V. The Ford Escape offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Escape as you will with the Honda CR-V, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is about the same width as the Honda CR-V. 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
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Escape is clearly the choice over the Honda CR-V for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Escape has a little less horsepower than the Honda CR-V.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Escape transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than 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 less cargo space than the Honda CR-V, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.