The right vehicle for you and your needs can make a big difference for your daily drives. Whether you're transporting important cargo or taking friends and family out for a fun day trip, you'll need an SUV that gives you what you need on the streets of Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Two popular models you'll see are the Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V. Which one is the right model for you?

At Gibbons Ford, we know how important it is to research your next SUV before committing to one. That's why we've created this Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V comparison. We've broken down the highlights of these two models so that you can see which one will work harder for you and fit your lifestyle.

Escape vs CR-V: Interior

You and your passengers will be spending a lot of time inside the cabin of your SUV. Whether you're starting an epic road trip or heading on a quick trip into town, you'll want an interior that you look forward to entering. This all starts with everyone having plenty of space.

Both you and your riders will want to stretch out and get comfortable for the journey. Let's see how these two SUVs compare.


Ford Escape

Honda CR-V

Headroom (1st row/2nd row)

40 inches/39.3 inches

40.1 inches/39.2 inches

Legroom (1st row/2nd row)

42.4 inches/40.7 inches

41.3 inches/40.4 inches

Shoulder Room (1st row/2nd row)

57.6 inches/56 inches

57.9 inches/55.6 inches

Hip Room (1st row/2nd row)

55.2 inches/53.3 inches

55.1 inches/49.5 inches

As you can see, the Ford Escape stretches out further in virtually every direction. Your back-seat passengers in particular will be grateful for the big boost in space. If you plan on bringing people along for lots of rides, then the Ford Escape is the SUV for you.

Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V: Safety Features

There are plenty of unexpected dangers you might come across out on the road. While you can prepare for them, it helps to have robust and state-of-the-art technology on your side. Driver-assistive technologies make your journey safer by keeping an extra eye out on the road.

The Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V both come with various driver-assistive technologies designed to keep you and your passengers safe. You'll find standard features in both SUVs that keep you covered on virtually every angle, including frontal collision assist and backup cameras.

However, there's one direction that the Ford Escape has covered that not every CR-V does. The BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert keeps an eye out for traffic that isn't in your field of vision. This helps you change lanes safely as well as back out of busy parking lots. While the CR-V offers a similar feature, you'll have to go further up the trim level to find it.

Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V: Technology Features

While you're driving, it's important that your fun and detailed infotainment technology is easy to use. The more easily accessible your tech is, the better.

The Ford Escape comes standard with SYNC® technology. It uses voice recognition to turn simple vocal commands into fun features when you're on the go. You can call your friends, stream your favorite music, and more.

While the Honda CR-V may offer voice recognition, it is not available in every model. You'd have to explore the top end of the trim line to have access to this feature in the CR-V. The Ford Escape, however, makes this feature available to everyone.

Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V: Our Choice

As you get ready to hit the roads near Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, PA, we recommend the Ford Escape. It gives you the space, the safety, and the easy-to-use technology you need on your trips.

Visit us at Gibbons Ford and test drive the Escape today!

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