2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Ford Escape
Now available for all drivers in the Casper, Glenrock, Douglas, Riverton, Lander, and Worland area, the 2016 Honda CR-V is a spacious, powerful, and comfortable SUV that offers a unique and engaging driving experience. With a body that handles turns and curves shockingly well for an SUV and fuel economy more befitting a sedan, the CR-V is perfect for both camping and city driving. The 2016 Ford Escape is also a compelling SUV, which is why we’ve decided to compare the CR-V and the Escape side by side. Read on to see which vehicle has the edge!
How do They Handle?
With its 103.1-inch wheelbase and uni-body construction, the 2016 Honda CR-V handles with stunning precision. It’s built to weave in and out of traffic, but it also handles curvy roads with exceptional precision. But the CR-V isn’t just at home on windy mountain paths. Achieving 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, the CR-V tackles straightaways with the athletic dynamism of a sporty sedan. With front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission, the CR-V achieves 26 mpg city*/33 mpg highway*/29 mpg combined* in EPA estimates, making it one of the most economical SUVs on the road. Plus, all of these qualities can be accentuated with three wheel options and three tire options.
The 2016 Ford Escape is a comparable vehicle, though its standard 2.5L four-cylinder only makes 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Its maximum available output is 240 hp and can only be achieved with premium gasoline, according to Ford. Even the EcoBoost engine option, similarly enhanced with premium fuel, can only reach up to 178 hp. With a 105.9-inch wheelbase, the Escape isn’t as precise or nuanced as the CR-V, either. So while the Escape is an impressive vehicle, matching the CR-V is out of its reach.
What Features do They Offer?
Let us take a look at what these vehicles offer inside the cabin and out. With the 2016 Honda CR-V you can expect features that include:
- Three wheel options
- Three tire options
- Leather-trimmed interior
- One-touch moonroof
- Smart Entry
- Push button start
- 7-inch touchscreen display
While the 2016 Ford Escape does offer five wheel options on some trims, it doesn’t offer any tire options. The available partial leather seats and power moonroof also don’t match up to the CR-V.
Which Vehicle is Right for You?
The 2016 Ford Escape is a fine vehicle, and it offers a comfortable array of interior comforts. Unfortunately for the Escape, the 2016 Honda CR-V goes that extra mile and offers an additional amount of customization and comfort. The same goes for handling, as the CR-V is simply more confident and powerful on the road.
Learn More About the 2016 Honda CR-V Today!
If you’re a driver in the Casper, Glenrock, Douglas, Riverton, Lander, or Worland area and you’d like to learn more about how the 2016 Honda CR-V compares to the 2016 Ford Escape, just stop by Honda of Casper today. We’re located at 3801 CY Ave. in Casper, WY, and you can reach us at 307-577-9333 with any questions!