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2020 Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape

2020 Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape


Looking for a reliable and stylish crossover to make your travels around San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights, Texas, sporty and fun? There are two great choices for you out there: the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape. Both offer smooth driving dynamics, but which one has exactly what you’re looking for?

To help you decide, the team at Northside Honda has created this 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape comparison. Which one will you be driving off in? Keep reading to find out!


2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

2020 CR-V vs 2020 Escape: Performance

The Honda CR-V and Ford Escape have a lot in common under the hood. Both are standardly powered by turbocharged 4-cylinder engines that can be paired with an available all-wheel drive system. However, upon a closer look, you’ll see the differences clearly.

The Honda CR-V has a higher power output. In fact, it delivers 190 horsepower compared to the 165 horsepower for the Ford Escape. With this extra horsepower, you’ll have a little more fun maneuvering through city traffic and reaching higher speeds on the highway in the CR-V.

Both crossover SUVs also come with an available hybrid powertrain for more eco-conscious driving. While the Ford Escape hybrid configuration maxes out at 200 horsepower, the CR-V hybrid trim comes out on top again with a total system horsepower of 212.

Additionally, all 2020 CR-V hybrid models come standardly paired with all-wheel drive, while it’s still an available feature for the Escape hybrid trims.


2020 Honda CR-V Interior Space

Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape: Interior Space

If you’re searching for a crossover, it means you want plenty of space inside of the cabin. Luckily enough, the 2020 Escape and 2020 CR-V offer seating for up five passengers. However, passengers might feel less cramped in the Honda SUV.

The CR-V offers a passenger volume of 105.9 cubic feet. While the Ford Escape isn’t far behind with 104 cubic feet, it still is slightly less space for you and yours.

The 2020 Honda CR-V also has a larger cargo space no matter how it’s configured. Take a look:

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Ford Escape

Cargo Space Behind 2nd Row

39.2 cubic feet

37.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space Behind 1st Row

75.8 cubic feet

65.4 cubic feet


2020 Honda CR-V Safety

Honda vs Ford: Safety

Since safety is the most important aspect of any vehicle, both Honda and Ford designed intelligent SUVs armed with driver-assistive technologies.

In the CR-V, you’ll have Honda Sensing®, as well as additional driving aids, standard on every trim level for extra peace of mind. These include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights

As for the Escape, every trim also comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360™, a package of driver-assistive technologies. With this suite, you’ll find similar systems, such as its Lane-Keeping System, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. However, Adaptive Cruise Control is only available on higher trims.


2020 Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape: Choose Your Crossover

Both the CR-V and Escape prove to be great vessels for your San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights, TX, travels. However, if you want more power, extra safety features, and abundant interior space, we think you’ll love the 2020 Honda CR-V.

To see for yourself, schedule a test drive at Northside
Honda today!


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