2021 Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V

Looking at getting a new crossover? With all the benefits they offer, two worthy options are the 2021 Ford Escape and 2021 Honda CR-V. To see which has the capabilities you need and all the features you want, our DCH Ford of Eatontown team takes a closer look at the 2021 Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V below.

Keep reading to see which model is best for your travels around Eatontown, Wall Township, Tinton Falls, and Red Bank!

Ford Escape


Honda CR-V


Maximum Horsepower


Up to 44 MPG

City MPG

Up to 40 MPG

3,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

Escape vs CR-V: Engine Specs

One great aspect of the 2021 Ford Escape is the amount of choices it provides. With four different power sources from which to pick, it is easy to get just the type of performance you want. Your options include:

  • 1.5L EcoBoost®
  • 2.0L EcoBoost®
  • 2.5L Hybrid
  • 2.5L Plug-in Hybrid

Want sporty performance? The available 2.0L EcoBoost® delivers, as it generates 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Want great gas mileage? Go with the available hybrid, which gets EPA-estimated 44 city/37 highway MPG, or the available eco-friendly plug-in hybrid configuration.

The 2021 CR-V comes with one gas engine option and just one hybrid engine option. With its limited choices, it can at most produce 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque or get a fuel economy of up to EPA-estimated 40 city/35 highway MPG.

Inside the Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V

With either of these SUVs, you will get a great deal of cabin space. That way, your friends can join for the ride or you can pack up anything you need to take with you by simply folding down the rear seats.

Although, the Escape provides more legroom for everyone to stretch out, including over an inch more in the front row compared to the Honda CR-V.


Ford Escape

Honda CR-V

Front legroom

42.4 inches

41.3 inches

Rear legroom

40.7 inches

40.4 inches

Rear hip room

53.3 inches

49.5 inches

The 2021 Ford Escape also has some high-tech features you can't get in the CR-V, including its available 12.3-inch full digital instrument cluster, which you can configure to give you the driving information you need.

You can even have key information like your speed, navigation, and safety alerts projected right in front of you on your windshield, with the available Head-Up Display. With available Ford+Alexa, you can enjoy the added convenience of getting traffic information, controlling in-home smart devices, and even accessing Amazon Prime shopping-all hands-free inside the Escape.

What Safety Features Do They Have?

With both SUVs, you will get a variety of driver-assistive features standard, including:

  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Pre-Collision Assist
  • Emergency Automatic Braking
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps

Both vehicles also feature blind spot alert systems to watch your sides for other cars, whether they are approaching from the adjacent lane or crossing your path as you back up. Although, this feature is standard in the Escape it's only available in higher trim levels of the 2021 CR-V.

The 2021 Escape also has available Active Park Assist 2.0, which lets the vehicle automatically park itself, and available Evasive Steering Assist that can automatically steer you away from a potential collision. Neither of these are an options in the Honda CR-V.

Come Find Your New SUV Today!

Have a better idea as to which SUV you'd prefer to drive in around Eatontown, Wall Township, Tinton Falls, and Red Bank? If its added technology features, impressive performance capabilities, and spacious cabin have you interested in the 2021 Ford Escape, then come by and learn even more of what this vehicle offers!

Contact us at DCH Ford of Eatontown today to schedule a test drive.


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