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2020 Ford Escape vs. 2020 Honda CR-V Review

New 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford
Escape

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New 2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Honda
CR-V

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MSRP*
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$24,885 to $36,835
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$25,150 to $34,850
Invoice* $24,138 to $35,362 $23,618 to $32,698
MPG - City 23 - 44 27 - 28
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 32 - 34
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Ford Escape than the Honda CR-V. The Ford Escape will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V.

Convenience
The Ford Escape requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Honda CR-V, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford Escape or the Honda CR-V, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Escape is much higher than that for the Honda CR-V.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is a little wider than the Honda CR-V, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Ford Escape takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda CR-V.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Escape doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Honda CR-V.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Escape will do just as well as the Honda CR-V, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Escape has a little less horsepower than the Honda CR-V.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V. The Ford Escape has significantly less cargo capacity than the Honda CR-V.

Warranty
The Ford Escape comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda CR-V.