THE 2017 FORD ESCAPE TAKES ON THE 2016 HONDA CR-V
It’s no wonder why compact SUVs like the Escape and the CR-V are so popular for drivers around Jasper, Hinton, Whitecourt, Grande Cache, and Edson. Their boxy shapes allow for plenty of space for both passengers and cargo, fuel-efficient engines make them no harder to run that your average sedan, and their tall driving position and all-wheel drive gives their driver extra confidence in adverse conditions.
That’s why the recently revised 2017 Ford Escape finds itself competing against one of the leaders of this segment – the 2016 Honda CR-V. Can Ford’s updated compact SUV compete against this pinnacle of Japanese engineering? Jerry Ford finds out!
HOW THEY STACK UP
2017 FORD ESCAPE
2017 HONDA CR-V
|$23,765||Base Price (MSRP)||$26,290|
|3||# of Engine Options||1|
|3,500 pounds||Max Towing Capacity||1,500 pounds|
|Available||Foot-Operated Power Tailgate||Not Available|
|Available (Enhanced Active Park Assist)||Self-Parking Ability||Not Available|
|Available||Stop-Start Technology||Not Available|
|Available||Trailer Sway Control||Not Available|
|Available||Torque-Vectoring All-Wheel Drive||Not Available (Standard All-Wheel Drive Only)|
|Yes||Winner of the 2015 Vincentric Lowest total cost of Ownership Award||No|
In the end, while both of these compact SUVs put up a good fight, you can see a marked difference between the two. The 2017 Ford Escape is not only cheaper to buy and cheaper to own, but it offers a huge variety of advanced technology to improve the driving experience. So come to Jerry Ford in Edson, AB to find a wide selection of brand-new Escape’s, as well as a huge variety of lightly-used Escape’s from as recently as 2016!