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2017 Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape: Who’s The Boss

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The Ford Escape was given a refresh for 2017. With all these upgrades, does the Honda CR-V has what it takes to take down the Escape or will the Escape overtake it?

The refresh Ford Escape will be coming in with a 168hp four cylinder engine. Those looking for more can opt for the 179hp turbo four engine or the 245hp turbo four engines. The Ford Escape also has a towing capability of 3500pounds.

In terms of fuel efficiency, the top of the range model will return about 20mpg in the city and 27mpg on the highway. It will need 7.1 seconds to go from 0-60 and has a top speed of 116mph.

The Honda CR-V, on the other hand, will come with a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine that will be offering about 184hp. There is also a 190hp turbo four engine. The engines will be mated to a CVT.

The top of the range Honda CR-V will return about 27mpg in the city and 33mph on the highway and it will need 7.6seconds to go from 0-60mph with a top speed of 124mph.

Who do you think won?

1 Comment

  1. Christopher Piatt

    March 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    I just bought a 2017 Ford Escape this weekend. I test drove the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV-4, Buick Encore, Chevy Equinox, Kia Sportage and Niro,and Subaru Forrester and Crosstrek. I didn’t like Honda’s dashboard layout and the size of the vehicle felt a little too large for my liking. The CVT Transmission in both the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue scared me due to many online reviews of transmission failures with that type of transmission.

    As soon as I completed the test drive of the Escape I knew that was the vehicle for me. The engine was powerful enough for me, had a real gear automatic transmission, seemed built solid compared to some of the competition, and I loved the Sync 3 Connect system. The Escape has plenty of cargo capacity for a family of 3-4 without being a very large vehicle on the road.

    Every car buyer is different and it took me 9 different test drives to find the vehicle that was for me. There isn’t a perfect car but you have to look at what is important to you as well as the reliability of the car. I almost bough the Nissan Rogue but the online complaints as well as personal friends telling me about their CVT transmission failures was enough for me to walk away.