2016 Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V

Ford Escape vs Honda CR-VWhen it comes to midsize SUVs, families all over the Nazareth, Stroudsburg, and Lehigh Valley, PA, know what they like. As these vehicles supplant wagons and minivans as the family vehicle of choice all over the roads, many wonder about the leading manufacturers among an increasingly crowded playing field.

Among the best sport utility vehicles on the road today are the Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V, both of which offer strong reliability, comprehensive safety and security, solid fuel economy and performance, and a range of trims and technology. Read over a direct head-to-head 2016 Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V car comparison as we pit the 2016 Ford Escape against the 2016 Honda CR-V and learn which is the best for your needs. 

2016 Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V

The 2016 Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V are class-leaders among midsize sport utility vehicles, and indeed, the CR-V has been a top seller in the class for some time. Both offer impressive features in terms of comfort, safety, performance, and economy, and each features outstanding innovation and modern technology. Can the Ford Escape challenge the CR-V's top dog status? Let's find out. 

Performance and Power

The new Ford Escape gives you three trim levels from which to choose, and delivers performance that borders on athletic when compared to other crossover SUVs. The 2016 model of the Escape gives you a choice of three different engine configurations. The most popular is the turbocharged 2.0 and 2.5-cylinder engines. These deliver confident acceleration and agile handling that gives you absolute precision and powerful performance. 

The CR-V, on the other hand, comes standard with a 2.4L four-cylinder paired to a two-speed CVT. It has standard AWD and delivers an experience that is solid and smooth enough, but its steering just isn't as smooth or agile as the Ford. Acceleration, too, is sluggish in comparison. 

Safety Features

Ford Escape vs Honda CR-VWhen considering the Ford Escape vs. the Honda CR-V in terms of safety, both the CR-V and the Ford Escape do a remarkable job of keeping you safe on the back roads of the Pocono Mountain region. The Escape comes standard with a range of features including rearview camera, blind-spot mirrors, and the Ford MyKey geo-fencing and monitoring system to set limits for teen drivers, valets, and the like. With an optional Technology package, you can get cross-traffic alerts with full blind spot monitoring, warning systems, and other safety features. 

The CR-V's standard safety features include a rearview camera. For other features, you'll need to step up to at least the LX level at which point you get blind spot monitoring features. Higher level trims give you frontal collision warning and mitigation, lane-keeping, and a few other features. 

With their range of safety technology, both the CR-V and the Escape got four stars in overall protection from the federal government and a top rating of Good from the IIHS in roof, frontal-offset, and side impact crash tests. 

Winner of the 2016 Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V Comparison

In this head-to-head Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V car comparison, both SUVs put up a tough fight. However, in our opinion, the clear winner is the 2016 Ford Escape. Ray Price Stroud Ford has a range of 2016 Ford Escape SUVs in stock for our Lehigh Valley, Nazareth, and Stroudsburg, PA, customers. If you'd like to know more about this winner among crossover SUVs, stop in and take a test drive today!

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