2014 Honda CR-V vs 2014 Ford Escape
2014 Honda CR-V 2014 Ford Escape
2.4-liter 4-cylinder Engine 2.5-liter 4-cylinder
185 hp Horsepower 168 hp
104 cubic feet Passenger Volume 98 cubic feet
23/31 mpg Fuel Economy 22/31 mpg

2014 Honda CR-V vs 2014 Ford Escape

2014 Honda CR-V interior

The 2014 Honda CR-V near Denver, CO is one of the most versatile and well-rounded crossover SUV’s on the market, so when shopping around for the better vehicle, its easy to see why it wins out when its the 2014 Honda CR-V vs the 2014 Ford Escape. A stronger engine, more space for cargo and passengers, and better fuel economy make the CR-V a better investment both in the short and long term for any owner. Add to that fact that both vehicles cost almost exactly the same, there really isn’t much of a reason not to choose Honda’s crossover.

Despite having a smaller engine in its 2.4-liter four-cylinder compared to the Escape’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder, the 2014 Honda CR-V is actually able to get up to 185 horsepower, while the Escape can only manage 168 hp. The added power nets the CR-V more acceleration when merging and more push to help get it up and over hills and inclines. Both vehicles do come with all-wheel drive however, but the added power makes the CR-V more capable of handling inclimate weather and worse conditions.

Spacious Quality

The added power also helps to push around the extra space the 2014 Honda CR-V provides passengers. With a total passenger volume of 104 cubic feet, compared to the Escape’s 98 cubic feet, the interior of the CR-V is truly roomy, with plenty of head and legroom for anyone who wants to ride in comfort. Of course, when the CR-V needs to be packed tight with luggage, its max cargo capacity of 70.9 cubic feet outstrips the Escape’s 67.8 cubic feet.

Despite the added room and the more powerful engine, Honda’s crossover SUV can get 23 miles per gallon in the city and 31 mpg on the highway*. The Escape, meanwhile, can get 22 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway. Add that the MSRP for the Escape is $23,100 while the CR-V’s is $23,120, and the CR-V quickly recoups the added $20 dollar investment.


*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

2014 Honda CR-V sideview