SUVs are popular with drivers in the Glasgow, Hopkinsville, Russellville, and Bowling Green, KY, areas, and it's easy to see why.

With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to narrow down which SUV is best for you, so the team at Greenwood Ford created this Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V comparison to help you decide.

Keep reading to learn more, and when you're done, call or stop by for a test drive of the winner!


An SUV is only as good as its capabilities. So, how much power is at your disposal when you're behind the wheel of the Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V?

Both SUVs come standard with powerful 1.5L engines. The 1.5L engine in the Honda produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.

If you want more strength for your adventures, only the Ford offers another option: a 2.0L engine that produces 190 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

This increased capability really comes through when comparing the towing capacities of the Ford and Honda.


Maximum Towing Capacity

2022 Ford Escape

3,500 pounds

2022 Honda CR-V

1,500 pounds

The Ford has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, which is more than enough for all your camping equipment, small trailers, and more.

With the Honda, you'll have to leave some of your gear at home. Its towing capacity maxes out at 1,500 pounds.

High-Powered Hybrids

Modern drivers prioritize fuel efficiency, which is why the Escape and CR-V are available with hybrid powertrains. To get the most miles, though, the Ford Escape is a better bet. Its 2.5L iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 hybrid engine earns an EPA-estimated 44 city/37 highway MPG.

The Honda CR-V falls short, achieving an EPA-estimated 40 city/35 highway MPG in its hybrid model.

Interior Tech and Comfort

Which 5-seater SUV is everyone in your family going to want to stretch out in?


2022 Ford Escape

2022 Honda CR-V

Rear Legroom

40.7 inches

40.4 inches

Rear Headroom

39.3 inches

39.2 inches

Rear Hip Room

53.3 inches

49.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room

56 inches

55.6 inches

When you're on carpool duty, the kids are sure to appreciate the extra breathing room in the Escape.

Keep connected on the go thanks to standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as well as wireless smartphone chargers, found in both SUVs.

However, when you're relying on navigation to get you to that new spot downtown, directions will sound clearer through the Ford's 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen® surround-sound system with subwoofer; the highest number of speakers the Honda offers is nine.

For the utmost in high-tech navigation, the Ford Escape offers the Head-Up Display. This projects key driving information right into your line of sight on the lower windshield. This way, when your tricky left turn is coming up, you don't have to take your eyes off the road to get exactly where you're going. Drivers in the Honda CR-V can't say the same, as it doesn't offer a comparable feature.


Drivers rely on their SUVs to get their families safely from Point A to Point B. Here are some safety features that come standard in the Escape and the CR-V:

  • Rearview Camera
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Lane Keeping System

While impressive, the Ford takes safety to the next level by including BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert standard. Using exterior-mounted sensors and cameras, this feature alerts you when there's another vehicle in one of your blind spots, so you can change lanes on a busy highway with ease.

The Honda has its own version of this safety feature, but only after upgrades.

Test Drive the Winner Today!

In the Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V comparison, it's clear that both SUVs are reliable enough for your life in the Glasgow, Hopkinsville, Russellville, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, areas. However, you deserve more than "reliable enough"-you deserve the Ford Escape.

With its superior capability, comfort, and safety, the Ford pulls ahead. To see for sure if this is the SUV for you, come to Greenwood Ford for a test drive!

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