Compact SUVs are a great choice for car shoppers, as they offer the nimbleness of a sedan and the versatility of a full-size SUV. Two standouts in this group are the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Ford Escape. Both offer sharp styling, excellent performance and advanced infotainment systems. We invite you to test drive both – you’ll quickly discover that the CR-V offers more value for your money.
|2017 Honda CR-V||2017 Ford Escape|
|176 hp||168 hp|
|172 lb.-ft.||170 lb.-ft.|
|MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY|
|73.4 cu.ft.||68.0 cu.ft.|
Which Standard Engine is Better?
The standard engine in the 2017 CR-V is a 2.4-liter I4 with 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The base engine on the Escape is a 2.5 liter I4 with 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. To put it simply you get more power with the Honda without having to pay extra for an upgraded engine, even though more powerful engines are available.
Which SUV has More Room?
The CR-V pampers second-row passengers with extra space by virtue of being a longer vehicle (180.6 vs 178.1 inches). This means rear passengers get more shoulder room (55.6 vs 55.2 inches) and more legroom (40.4 vs 37.3 inches). The Honda also has more shoulder room in the front row (57.9 vs 55.9 inches), not to mention extra cargo volume (75.8 vs 68.0 cubic feet) and overall passenger space (101.6 vs 98.7 cubic feet).
What’s the Difference in the Safety Features?
Advanced safety features are offered by both vehicles. With the CR-V, you get (as standard equipment on all trims except base) the Honda Sensing Safety Suite that includes lane-keeping assist, collision-mitigation braking, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. You will likely pay extra for an Escape with a similar package of features, because its standard only on the highest-price model.
2017 Honda CR-V for Sale in Illinois
Serving Highland Park, Chicago, and Evanston, IL
We invite you to visit our Honda dealership for a test-drive of the brand-new 2017 Honda CR-V. You’ll love the vehicle and appreciate the emphasis we put on your satisfaction, so drop in today!