Compare 2009 Ford Escape vs 2008 Honda CR-V

2009 Ford Escape
2008 Honda CR-V
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,245
$19,272
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,435
$20,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$341 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 103.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
34.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.2 35.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.3 72.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.4 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 15.3
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4320 3389
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.08
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.5 2.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Honda CR-V
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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