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Vehicle Comparisons:
2020 Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape

2020 Honda CR-V

When drivers throughout Centennial, Aurora, and Denver want an SUV, they often look for one with plenty of space, good fuel economy, and baseline features. Two options to satisfy these needs are the 2020 Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape. But you can only choose one for your next vehicle. So, which one is right for you and your family?

To help answer that question, our team at Mile High Honda created a CR-V vs. Escape comparison. We’ll give you a detailed look at the specs of each vehicle, so you can make an informed decision on the best model for you. Read all about them below and contact us if you have any questions.

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2020 CR-V vs Escape: Interior Dimensions

2020 Honda CR-V InteriorYour next SUV needs to have enough room for you and your family to stretch out comfortably on long treks. Luckily, both SUVs can comfortably seat five with more than 41 inches of legroom in the front and over 40 inches in the back. Taller drivers will have a more relaxed drive as well with more than 40 inches of headroom in the 2020 Honda CR-V and Ford Escape. In overall passenger volume the CR-V gets a win offering 105.9 cubic feet of space while the Escape only has 104 cubic feet.

In addition to ample passenger space, you need enough room in your vehicle for grocery bags, backpacks, luggage, or anything else your daily life calls for. With your back seat upright, the CR-V has 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space. And, when you fold the 60/40 split rear seat flat, you’ll have 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space for larger purchases at the mall. On the other hand, the Escape only has 33.5 cubic feet of cargo space that opens to 65.4 cubic feet, falling short of the expansive cargo room in the CR-V.

Both vehicles do come with cargo tie-downs, so you can secure your bulkier items. They also offer available roof rails if you want to bring your mountain bikes or kayaks along for the ride. But when it comes to enough space for camping gear, the Escape just can’t keep up with the CR-V.

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CR-V vs Escape: Interior Comforts and Style

Continuing our tour of the interiors of the 2020 Honda CR-V and Ford Escape, their cabins boast refined features like leather-trimmed seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. These available amenities set the tone for your drive, keeping you in the lap of luxury whether you’re taking your kids to school or running errands.

2020 Honda CR-V Dashboard

Bathe your interior in natural light during the day in the CR-V with an available power moonroof. It opens seamlessly with just one touch to give you some much-needed fresh air. At night, you can illuminate your cabin with the glow of available interior lighting, strategically placed to enhance visibility. While the Escape also has available interior lighting, unfortunately there’s no moonroof option.

Winters in Colorado can be harsh, so to keep you warm the CR-V and Escape have available heated front seats. These seats are also designed to keep you comfortable year round with 6-way manual seating positions. And, if you’re looking to upgrade your ride further for a less fatiguing commute, the CR-V has an available 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support. You might not be able to find your ideal seating position as easily in the Escape, though, since only a 10-way power driver’s seat is available.

CR-V vs Escape: Keep Your Family Safe

2020 Honda CR-V DrivingThe 2020 Honda CR-V and Ford Escape are each considered to be very safe vehicles. They both offer driver-assisting technologies to help prevent an accident from occurring. No matter which trim you choose in the CR-V, you’ll be treated to Honda Sensing®, which includes the following technologies:

This system keeps an eye on the lane markers to warn you when you’re beginning to drift from your lane. If necessary, it can even apply gentle steering correction to keep you securely planted in your intended lane.

Have a more relaxing drive with this helpful system. Set your desired speed and ACC will work to maintain a safe pre-set following distance between you and the vehicle ahead. If it starts to slow, ACC will slow you as well, even down to a stop if needed. When movement resumes, it will bring you back up to speed again.

Automatic High-Beam Headlights are also a baseline amenity in the CR-V, providing an enhanced view of the road ahead when cruising backstreets at night—helping create a secure ride no matter what time of day you’re driving around.

While the Escape has similar safety systems, they don’t come standard and are only available as part of a package. So, if you’re not interested in adding these features on to the Escape base trim, the CR-V might be a better option for you.

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2020 Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape: The Verdict

The 2020 Ford Escape is an impressive vehicle. However, if you’re looking for an SUV with more cargo space, baseline safety systems, and a bevy of interior features, the 2020 Honda CR-V may be the better option for you. If you’re enticed by the CR-V, the next step is to check it out in person.

If you live near Centennial, Aurora, or Denver and want to get behind the wheel of the CR-V, then visit the showroom at Mile High Honda. A knowledgeable member of our sales team is excited to sit down with you and go over all the features you’re most interested in. We’ll take the time to match you to one of the four available CR-V trims to ensure you’re getting the amenities and tech features you desire.

We also feature an onsite finance center to help make the car buying process as simple as possible. So get started on your car buying journey today and give us a call to schedule a test drive of the CR-V. We hope to see you soon and look forward to meeting with you!


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