2015 Ford Escape vs. 2015 Honda CR-V

News About the 2015 Ford Escape for Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia Drivers

Tri-State residents searching for a new crossover have surely had the 2015 Ford Escape on their minds. Ford’s Escape might not be the most stylish model in its class, or even the best-equipped, but it’s far from a bad choice. The 168-hp four-cylinder engine, the 31 highway mpg, and the 22 city mpg show that the Escape is practical, and amenities like the available Ford Sync and a rearview camera systems make higher trims more competitive. The entry-level Escape S trim level, however, is rather basic. If you want access to a high-tech features like the MyFord Touch infotainment system, for example, the Escape not only requires a trim level upgrade but a package upgrade as well.

Drivers who are seeking a state-of-the-art crossover utility vehicle without needing to upgrade for modern features can find it at a Tri-State Honda Dealer: the 2015 Honda CR-V. The CR-V was just awarded the 2015 Sport/Utility of the Year from Motor Trend and has a  2.4L four-cylinder engine under the hood with 185 hp, letting 2015 CR-V 2WD models earn an EPA-estimated 34 highway mpg and 27 city mpg.* And then there are the standard features,which are giving a whole new meaning to the idea of what should come standard on a given vehicle. Each CR-V comes with Bluetooth phone and audio, a rearview camera, a touchscreen infotainment system, and more. Honda just added on a brand new Touring trim level with their Honda Sensing safety technology, too.

See how these two crossover compare in our cross-examination below, then see a CR-V firsthand at a Tri-State Honda Dealer.

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