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2009 Ford Escape

2008 Honda CR-V

  2009 Ford Escape 2008 Honda CR-V 2WD 5dr EX Side Exterior View
MSRP
$20,435
$20,700
Invoice $19,245 $19,272
MPG
City/Highway
17/31 20/27
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date. Read Full Review The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Improved power and fuel economy
  • Responsive six-speed automatic transmission
  • Technologically advanced infotainment system
  • Well-rounded safety package

Dislikes:

  • Still not very refined
  • Complex process for folding rear seat
  • Uncomfortable backseat

Likes:

  • Smooth and refined powertrain
  • One of the safest vehicles of its size and type
  • Attractive yet simple instrument panel and controls
  • Especially frugal on fuel

Dislikes:

  • Transmission reluctant to downshift
  • Styling is ungainly to some eyes
  • Rear pillar obscures rearward vision
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