2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Ford Escape

The point can not be made clear enough how popular crossover SUVs are with today automotive shoppers. A person could go blind thumbing through reviews about models, features, etc. Allan Nott Honda tries to take some of the burden off of buyers by doing the hardest part of the equation, comparison shopping. For instance, look at comparing the 2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Ford Escape. Both models are highly praised, however, the new CR-V has been upgraded with a number of new features to tightly hold its place at the top of this highly competitive class of the global automotive industry.

Among the biggest changes for the 2016 Honda CR-V available at Allan Nott Honda is the new Special Edition (SE) trim grade. This new options and accessory package offers 2016 CR-V buyers 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass. It is a step up from the base LX trim. One of the ways independent reviews have placed the 2016 Honda CR-V ahead of its Ford rival is in the thoughtful and refined way the former has designed its passenger cabin. From tip to tail, the 2016 CR-V offers a number of convenience features that over shadow available options in the Ford Escape. This includes more cargo space and seats that are easily manipulated for shifting needs.

Performance of the 2016

While both the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Ford Escape are powered by four-cylinder engines, the Honda crossover easily moves out in front of its competition. From a performance stand point, the engine of the 2016 CR-V makes 185 horsepower compared to not even 170 horsepower produced by the Ford Escape. Conventional wisdom would say that with this disparity in performance, the vehicle with the lower power output should at least save on fuel. This is not the case. Honda engineers have used a continuously variable transmission to help the powertrain conserve as much fuel as possible to the tune of 26* miles per gallon in the city and 33* miles per gallon on the highway.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


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