2015 Ford Escape vs. 2015 Honda CR-V

Are You a West Michigan Driver Shopping for a 2015 Ford Escape?

West Michigan drivers searching for a new crossover have likely given some thought to the 2015 Ford Escape. The Escape might not be the most stylish crossover on the road or the best-equipped, but Ford’s SUV is far from a bad choice. Its 168-hp four-cylinder engine earns 31 highway mpg and 22 city mpg, but the basic Escape S trim isn’t quite as advanced as that fuel-sipping engine. Features like MyFord Touch, for instance, require upgrades to the Escape—that’s upgrades plural—and the rest of the amenities found on the Escape S feel like they came from more than a few years ago.

With West Michigan families choosing crossovers as family vehicles more and more, it’s important that they have the latest in technology to let you stay connected behind the wheel. That’s why we’re proud to say that the 2015 Honda CR-V was just awarded the 2015 Sport/Utility of the Year from Motor Trend, and its  2.4L four-cylinder engine outdoes the Escape with 185 hp, letting 2015 CR-V 2WD models earn an EPA-estimated 34 highway and 27 city mpg.* That might be enough for some drivers, but we’re not done. The CR-V comes with Honda’s exclusive i-MID infotainment system, a rearview camera with guidelines, steering wheel-mounted controls, SMS texting, Pandora radio, and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink as standard on the LX trim level—no need to upgrade for them.

Take a closer look at how the features compare in our side-by-side chart of the CR-V and Escape below, then let us show you Honda’s crossover in person at a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.