Compare 2021 Ford Escape vs 2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Ford Escape
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S AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S AWD 26 31 $25,594 $26,385
Escape S FWD 28 34 $24,138 $24,885
Escape SE AWD 26 31 $26,986 $28,110
Escape SE FWD 28 34 $25,545 $26,610
Escape SE Hybrid AWD 43 37 $27,941 $29,105
Escape SE Hybrid FWD 44 37 $26,501 $27,605
Escape SE Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $31,344 $32,650
Escape SEL AWD 23 31 $31,589 $32,905
Escape SEL FWD 28 34 $28,037 $29,205
Escape SEL Hybrid AWD 43 37 $30,433 $31,700
Escape SEL Hybrid FWD 44 37 $28,992 $30,200
Escape SEL Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $34,090 $35,510
Escape Titanium AWD 23 31 $34,708 $36,155
Escape Titanium Hybrid AWD 43 37 $33,408 $34,800
Escape Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 37 $31,969 $33,300
Escape Titanium Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $37,042 $38,585
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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V EX 2WD 28 34 $26,126 $27,860
CR-V EX AWD 27 32 $27,530 $29,360
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $28,550 $30,450
CR-V EX-L AWD 27 32 $29,954 $31,950
CR-V LX 2WD 28 34 $24,168 $25,350
CR-V LX AWD 27 32 $25,596 $26,850
CR-V Touring 2WD 28 34 $31,025 $33,650
CR-V Touring AWD 27 32 $32,406 $35,150
CR-V Hybrid EX AWD N/A N/A $28,653 $30,560
CR-V Hybrid EX-L AWD N/A N/A $31,077 $33,150
CR-V Hybrid Touring AWD N/A N/A $33,511 $36,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,594
$26,126
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,385
$27,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$464 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ford Escape is the softer side of the Blue Oval’s small crossover 1-2 combo. The 2021 Honda CR-V wins hundreds of thousands of wallets each year and it’s no surprise: it’s spacious, comfortable, efficient, and quiet.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 102.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 55.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.7 40.4
Front Head Room (in)
40 38
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 104.8
Liftover Height (in)
28.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
181.3 182.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.4 75.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
37.5 39.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
68.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 39.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.3 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 14
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3474 3398
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 410
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 3000 179 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
996 NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 190 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 5.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 -
Trans Type
8 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 -
Trans Order Code
448 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 2.65 - 0.41
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Honda CR-V
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2021 Ford Escape
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2021 Honda CR-V
  • 2020 CR-V is nearly sold out
  • Lease: From $229/mo. (2020)
  • Rebates: Up to $500 off
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