When it comes to crossover SUVs, the Honda CR-V is a class leader so far as sales go. There are, however, several other manufacturers who are looking to take their stab at challenging its dominance, and many are coming close, producing outstanding vehicles that might cause some drivers in the East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, Easton and Jim Thorpe, PA, area to wonder what their best option is for getting around the harsh winter roads.

Honda CR-V vs Ford EscapeAmong these competition vehicles is the new Ford Escape, which has really upped its game this year. Does it beat the bestselling* Honda CR-V? 

Let's take a look at the Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape car comparison to see which one wins the battle of new crossover SUVs.

Customization Options

While both vehicles offer cutting-edge options and packages in terms of technology, safety, and performance features, you can tell a lot about a car by what it offers at its most basic level. 

In terms of the basics, the Honda CR-V comes in five trim levels from which to choose as opposed to the Ford Escape, which offers three trim levels. You've got more customization options, then, with the CR-V.

Interior Space

The legroom, interior space, and cargo/storage space match up favorably for the CR-V as well. The Honda features 38.3" of space in the back seat, whereas the escape gives you 36.8"-still a fair rating, but not up to the CR-V standard. 

With cargo space, the Honda CR-V delivers 37.2 cubic feet with the seats up, and 70.9 cubic feet with the seats down, whereas the escape gives you 34.3 cubic feet seats up and only 67.8 cu. ft. with the seats folded.

Honda CR-V vs Ford EscapeThis is somewhat surprising given that the exterior dimensions of both vehicles are very close, but the Honda simply makes better use of interior space.

Safety-Basics vs Premium

In the Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape comparison for safety, both the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape offer top-notch and state-of-the-art features to keep you and your family safe on the roads. However, there's a major difference in the levels at which you get these features. 

The Honda gives you its Honda Sensing Feature Package at the Touring level, which delivers safety options like lane departure and keeping, adaptive cruise control, collision warning and mitigation via emergency braking, and more.

These features are all available on the Ford Escape as well, but only at the range-topping Titanium edition. In the end, to get the best safety features you get more for your dollar when you choose the Honda over the Ford.

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

The Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape was a tough battle for both SUVs, but in terms of choice, standard features, comfort, and more, the Honda CR-V stands to hold its place as America's most popular crossover. 

If you'd like to test drive a Honda CR-V or just want more information, stop into the Ray Price Honda showroom in Stroudsburg or give us a call to talk to a customer service representative today.

*Based on IHS automotive Polk CYTD December 2016 non-luxury compact SUV/CUV segment new retail registrations in the US 

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