• USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 4/26/2012 9:21pm PDT

    I have deep reservations about both models. One for personal reasons as to how Honda of America treats it's customers because of first hand experience on my 2004 Honda Accord transmission failure at 80000 miles and the 2013 Escape because it's a new model which is not tried and tested. KIA/Hyundai and Subaru have my vote at the present time.

  • TEXASCITIZEN avatar TEXASCITIZEN Posted: 7/22/2012 10:50pm PDT

    You show the 2012 CRV. I've seen photos of the 2013 CRV. On a side view from the 1st roof pillar on back, the 2013 CRV definitely reminds me of a funeral hearse. It looks great from the front and better than average from the rear and the design might be very utilitarian but, that funeral hearse side view will need a lot of fixing. I like the new Escape but the angle from the front to the rear for the windows should be for better viewing & less cosmetics--more like the Ford Edge. The seats, especially the rear, seem not so great for comfort. Two recalls already? For its size & amenities it seems more than a little pricy. My previous new car had 400,000 miles & the current has 210,000. What are the prospects for a turbo lasting that long?

  • fb_1034239680 avatar fb_1034239680 Posted: 5/2/2012 11:31am PDT

    Ford continues to produce class leading vehicles

  • Troncal avatar Troncal Posted: 7/18/2012 8:09pm PDT

    Any ford after five years = Garbage
    Any Honda after 10 years = Still running
    I had a ford scape 2005 I paid $ 18000 financed after 5 years sold $ 2000

  • jhjh avatar jhjh Posted: 12/5/2012 10:37pm PST

    You are picking and choosing the Ford options to compare to the CRV in your summary. Apples and oranges. You should pick 2 similar models for the Escape and CRV and compare them. For example you have Ford's performance better than CRV since it has much more horse power. In that particular Escape model the "Green" rating is much lower than the CRV since it gets 20/27MPH at best. I've seen reviews where that Escape engine gets 20MPG average. Yet you pick an entirely different Escape 1.6L engine to say it is more "Green" than the CRV 2.4L engine.

    So you are comparing multiple Ford Escape models to a single CRV model.

  • fmalad avatar fmalad Posted: 6/9/2013 11:49am PDT

    Oh please get off the green crap. Ford and Rav 4 are STEALING market share. CRV blew it. I just wait till they come out with the new rubber band transmission!

  • hi100 avatar hi100 Posted: 4/26/2012 10:33am PDT

    You are comparing apples and oranges. Ford is a 2013 and the Honda CRV is a 2012.
    It is my understanding that the 2013 CRV will be quite different than the 2012.
    Is there a review on the 2013 CRV? I understand it is out on the car show circuit.

  • marty avatar Marty Posted: 4/26/2012 12:02pm PDT

    The 2012 CR-V is the restyled, revamped model.

  • fb_82100996 avatar Richard Posted: 4/27/2012 7:21am PDT

    There’s a picture of both vehicles. Can’t you see that the Honda is also the new model just like the Ford?

  • Kravart avatar Kravart Posted: 3/6/2013 1:46pm PST

    It seems to be the 2012 CRV model compared here, and its missing a few relatively important upgrades that are standard on the 2013 CRV model, just look it up on the Honda website

  • fb_518138341 avatar David Posted: 4/26/2012 10:51am PDT

    Good info and comparison. My reservations with the Escape would be how well it would hold up over time and its 3 and 5 year residual numbers. We know the Honda is near perfect in those categories.

  • fb_82100996 avatar Richard Posted: 4/27/2012 7:20am PDT

    According to your own article, the new Escape beats the CRV in size, handling, power, towing, fuel economy and features… yet you still pick the CRV as the winner?

    Give us a break. I bet the author drives one of those ugly CRVs. Enjoy your flip-sold seats.

  • marty avatar Marty Posted: 4/27/2012 8:04am PDT

    Maybe you read a different article, Rich, but I gave a few reasons to choose the CR-V instead--but more for the Escape, and we ranked the Escape higher on the numeric scale.

  • fb_100001606571856 avatar Nick Posted: 2/20/2013 11:40am PST

    "...the CR-V's hunched-over back ..." Who the hell wants to drive a Hunch-Back looking car? The Honda is Too Clunky and Chunky looking. Hoiw long can a car live on its laurels?

  • TEXASCITIZEN avatar TEXASCITIZEN Posted: 7/22/2012 10:31pm PDT

    You show the 2012 CRV. I've seen photos of the 2013 CRV & the side view from

  • emvxl avatar emvxl Posted: 11/8/2012 1:04pm PST

    What about reliability on either cars? The Escape already has 3 recalls - none yet for the CR-V. Though certain CR-Vs (about 260,000 of them) have been recalled due to a window switch.

  • fb_1062099260 avatar Peter Posted: 2/21/2013 7:49am PST

    CRV has that grindy, noisy that needs updating and the Escape has the very modern Ecoboost engine .No contest the Escape is a much better vehicle.

  • Wally avatar Wally Posted: 4/4/2013 3:49am PDT

    One big question. Which vehicle has a higher resale value? I bet the answer is the Honda CRV

  • car follower avatar car follower Posted: 4/12/2013 11:11am PDT

    If you do a lot of interstate driving go for the Escape with that 2.0L EcoBoost. You can get a lot of new safety items like blind spot monitoring and rear camera on the Escape without having to buy Navigation.

  • curious avatar curious Posted: 4/26/2013 6:23am PDT

    I have a 02 Ford Escape which I have had some problems w/. I want the same cargo space - how do the others compare?

  • fmalad avatar fmalad Posted: 6/9/2013 11:46am PDT

    I test drove the CRV and the ford escape (2013) each 3 times. I felt the ford was superior in almost every category accept the CRV having a more plush leather. CRV is gutless to say the least. The 2.0 ford is fast and a thrill to drive. The CRV has limited acceleration. The ford was about 2500 more but well worth it. My legs kept hitting the heat vent in the CRV! The ride in my opinion was rougher in the CRV. I would definitely opp for the bigger 2.0 engine. Don't get lured in by HONDA's marketing gimmick of a back up camera. If you do buy the CRV make sure you buy a couple of paddles for your passengers so they can row to generate enough power to pass someone! Ford hit a home run with the Escape. CRV better come up with a new engine!

  • fb_1114403998 avatar Jeffery Posted: 1/14/2014 3:46pm PST

    I can name many cars with blazing acceleration but the CRV is an affordable suv and affordable includes fuel economy. The Escape was fun to drive but just watch the relative reliability statistics. A car that breaks down is not a pleasure regardless of its passing ability. I have a 2014 CRV and I have no power complaint and have heard of none. As I said I drove the Escape for 10 days and then had to put my money where my mouth is...on Honda.

  • fb_1114403998 avatar Jeffery Posted: 1/14/2014 3:33pm PST

    Compare trips to the dealer for repairs...resale value...ride quality...just to name a few and then make a choice. I did and you can guess what it was.