The 2014 Honda CR-V vs. the 2014 Ford Escape

2014 Honda CR-VThe 2014 Honda CR-V has been a huge hit among Mechanicstown drivers. This compact crossover is available now at Middletown Honda, and it’s going fast thanks to its versatile design, impressive fuel economy, and great features. Of course, there are competing compact crossovers out there, one of which is the 2014 Ford Escape. Let’s take a few moments to see how these two venerable vehicles stand up against one another.

The CR-V Edges Out the Escape

Both of these vehicles are good choices, but when it comes down to brass tacks, we think that most drivers in Mechanicstown and elsewhere will find much more to appreciate in Honda’s compact crossover. Here are a few of the reasons why:

  • Fuel economy will make or break a vehicle for many drivers, and while these two crossovers are close, the CR-V has a slight edge. The 2014 Honda CR-V 2WD LX with automatic transmission yields 23 mpg city and 31 mpg highway,* while the 2014 Ford Escape S FWD offers 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.
  • The CR-V offers a bit more power with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that produces 185 hp. The Escapes 2.5L four-cylinder can’t keep up, making just 168 hp.
  • Safety is a concern for all drivers. Fortunately, the 2014 CR-V earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2014 Escape, meanwhile, only earned a four-star overall safety rating.
  • The new CR-V offers superior maximum cargo volume (70.9 cubic feet vs. 67.8 cubic feet) and passenger volume (104.1 cubic feet vs. 98.1 cubic feet).
  • The CR-V also comes standard with automatic headlights and stereo anti-theft, features that are not standard on the Escape.

Take a Test Drive at Middletown Honda

Whether you’re from Mechanicstown or elsewhere in the area, all of us at Middletown Honda are confident you’ll find a lot to love in the 2014 Honda CR-V. To see the new crossover for yourself, along with the rest of the Honda lineup, you should visit our dealership at 520 Rte. 211 E in Middletown, NY. We’ll be delighted to help you find a vehicle that’s suited to your needs and budget, and we hope to see you soon!



*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.