Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V: Which is Better?

Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V: Which is Better?

With so many different SUVs available on the market today, it can be difficult to decide which manufacturer and model is the true leader of the pack. Of the most popular SUVs being talked about right now, the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V often go head to head in the battle for the best SUV option. But with many similarities in overall handling, performance, and tech--choosing between the two requires some in-depth investigating. Keep reading to learn which SUV we love, and which one we think that Alberta drivers should skip.


2020 Ford Escape Features



The Ford Escape is all-new in 2020, showcasing a much rounder and car-like appearance. The lower roofline makes the body of the Escape seem more compact than its closest competitors, while still providing ample interior and cargo space. Also new for 2020 is the base powertrain, turbocharged 3-cylinder engine. However, there are 4 total powertrain options for the new Ford Escape, like the turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine that offers 180 horsepower. Or drivers can upgrade to the 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine--which easily outpaces the Honda CR-V's 1.5-liter option by 60 horsepower.


Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of the 2020 Ford Escape redesign is the fact that even though it has nearly identical exterior dimensions to the CR-V, it appears much more compact, thanks to its new curvy body style. Ford SUVs have also decided to make its Co-Pilot360 driver's assistance suite standard on all of the 2020 Escape model options. These added features include blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, high-beam headlamps, and more.


2020 Honda CR-V Features



The 2020 Honda CR-V offers drivers a variety of updated safety features from the 2019 model, as well as a new standard engine. With an all-new turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the Honda is looking to bring its CR-V closer to matching the Ford Escape's overall power and hauling capacity. However, even with 190 horsepower on their standard engine option, the CR-V is still overpowered by the Escape.


Possibly the best new feature of the 2020 CR-V is the inclusion of the Honda Sensing active-safety technology now standard on all models. With this updated safety system, drivers can enjoy automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and more. The CR-V also features more cargo space than the Escape, despite offering slightly less rear-seat headroom.


Test Drive the All-New Ford Escape in Alberta Today


While these are many similarities between these top-performing SUVs, with a new redesign for 2020 and a powerful standard engine option, the Ford Escape outshines the Honda CR-V to take become the ultimate leader of the pack. Ideal for tackling the daily commute or a long weekend getaway, with updated safety features and a smooth, comfortable ride, the 2020 Ford Escape truly cannot be beaten.


Ready to check out the all-new Ford Escape today? Call (780) 851-9847 or contact the sales team at Denham Ford to browse our available inventory and schedule a test drive.

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