Compare 2008 Ford Escape vs 2008 Honda CR-V

2008 Ford Escape
2008 Honda CR-V
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4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 24 $20,624 $21,880
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 24 $21,839 $23,455
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $27,080 $29,215
Escape 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 22 $24,324 $26,185
Escape 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 22 $22,758 $24,465
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 26 $19,024 $20,140
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 26 $20,229 $21,685
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 30 $25,470 $27,445
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 22 28 $18,104 $19,140
Escape FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $22,712 $24,415
Escape FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 24 $21,148 $22,695
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
CR-V 4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,624
$21,358
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,880
$22,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Ford Escape looks better inside and out, but the curtain airbags, higher-output V-6 and Sync audio system in the upcoming 2009 model year version are worth the wait. 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
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 100.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.5 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 -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/90R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/65R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3465 3415
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4250 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
99Z NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5800 166 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.89 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.08
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.0 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Honda CR-V
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

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