From family-friendly vehicles to dependable commuter cars, compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape can be great vehicles for any driver near Miami, Hialeah, and Doral. Which one is right for you, though?

To help answer that question, our team at Braman Honda created this Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape comparison. To learn more about each vehicle and discover which is best for you, check out our comparison below.

2021 Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape near Miami FL Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape Interior

One of the main reasons to choose a crossover instead of a sedan is for the interior space. Both vehicles can comfortably seat five people, and everyone will enjoy plenty of legroom in both the front and back.

You’ll really notice the dominant interior of the Honda CR-V when you’re more interested in carrying cargo instead of passengers. Fold the rear seats down in the Ford Escape, and you can enjoy an impressive 65.4 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. However, the Honda CR-V can do better with 75.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

2021 Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape near Miami FLHonda CR-V vs Ford Escape Performance

The base trims for each of these crossovers come with more power than you might think. For example, with the Ford Escape, you can enjoy 165 horsepower right from the get-go with its 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-cycle hybrid engine—or 181 horsepower with the standard 1.5L EcoBoost® gas engine.

However, the Honda CR-V can surpass both Ford engines with its In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine with Turbocharger that offers an incredible 190 horsepower.

The Honda CR-V hybrid engine outperforms them all, though. Powered by a 2L DOHC i-VTEC® Atkinson-cycle engine that’s capable of 212 total system horsepower, the Honda CR-V Hybrid combines flawless, responsive acceleration with jaw-dropping power.

The Honda CR-V backs its impressive power up even further with 179 lb-ft of torque, compared to the 155 lb-ft of torque standard with the Ford Escape.

Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape Towing Capacity

When properly equipped, you’ll be able to take advantage of advanced towing systems in both the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.

In the Honda CR-V, you can utilize up to 1,500 pounds of towing power when properly equipped—making hauling small trailers or boats a breeze.

2021 Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape near Miami FL Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape EPA-Estimated MPG

Honda has developed a reputation for efficiency, and the Honda CR-V is no exception. The Honda CR-V LX trim gets an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG.¹ The Ford Escape’s standard S trim boasts a similar fuel economy as the standard Honda CR-V.

Yet even if the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) of your Honda CR-V is equipped with a different drivetrain, you’ll still be able to enjoy tremendous EPA-estimated MPG:1


Honda CR-V EPA-estimated City MPG1

Honda CR-V EPA-estimated Highway MPG1

Honda CR-V EPA-estimated Combined MPG1









Electronic CVT Hybrid




Decide Between the Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape

As you can see, the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape are impressive SUVs. This comparison may give you an idea of which car is closer to the mark for you, but you’ll still need to experience both for yourself to ensure you choose the right one for your specific needs.

If you’re considering the 2021 Honda CR-V, don’t wait—schedule your test drive with us at Braman Honda to learn how this SUV can enhance your trips throughout the Miami, Hialeah, and Doral, areas, today!

¹Based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your milage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

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