2016 Ford Escape vs 2016 Honda CR-V

At first glance, it may look like the Escape has a lot of competition. There are more SUVs and crossovers coming out year after year, but the Ford Escape is now going into its 16th year of production, and it still has some tricks up its sleeve. Let’s see how Ford Escape compares to one of its biggest competitors, the Honda CR-V, in this 2016 Ford Escape vs. 2016 Honda CR-V comparison.


For sake of argument, we are comparing the two best trim levels, the 2016 Ford Escape Titanium and the 2016 Honda CR-V Touring. The first thing we notice is a definite MSRP difference. Even at the top trim level, the Ford Escape comes in at $1,500 cheaper. That’s a huge difference, but are there any sacrifices?

2016 Ford Escape Titanium     VS    2016 Honda CR-V Touring
$31,745    MSRP    $33,245
4 Wheel Drive    Drive Type    All Wheel Drive
Yes    Turbocharger    No
2,000 lbs.    Max Trailer Weight    1,500 lbs.

Dynamic Dependibility of the 2016 Ford Escape

With the 2016 Ford Escape you get the benefit of the EcoBoost turbocharger. There are also two motor options available at this trim level, whereas the 2016 Honda CR-V comes with no turbocharger and only one motor option across all trim levels. That seems pretty limiting.


The max trailer weight is the clincher though. Not only can the 2016 Ford Escape tow 500 pounds more, but it can be upgraded to tow up to 3,500 pounds. This is something that the Honda CR-V doesn’t even come close to having with its measly 1,500 pound max towing capacity. With the added benefit of real 4 wheel drive, the Ford Escape simply leaves the Honda CR-V in the dust.

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