The 2015 Ford Escape is Available for Boulder Drivers
Drivers in the Boulder area that are interested in a versatile crossover SUV may have considered the 2015 Ford Escape for its numerous available features. Here’s a selection of optional amenities that you can pay to add to the Escape:
• Panoramic vista roof
• Voice-activated SYNC® technology
• Intelligent 4WD system
Though some drivers enjoy these optional features, the 2015 Honda CR-V features a much longer list of standard features that don’t cost extra. It’s also more fuel efficient and powerful.
The new Honda CR-V gets better gas mileage than the 2015 Ford Escape, making it a smart choice for families looking to save money on their fuel budget. You can expect the Honda CR-V to get an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city*. That’s 5 more mpg in the city than the 22 mpg in the city that the Ford Escape gets.
The Honda CR-V comes standard with a more powerful In-Line 4-Cylinder engine that gets 185 hp. The Ford Escape features a weaker 2.5L Duratec I-4 engine that only puts out 168 hp, which is 17 hp less than what the CR-V offers. It says a lot that the CR-V offers higher mpg in the city while putting out more power than the Ford Escape
The Honda CR-V also comes equipped with a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) that does not “step” between gears. This allows the engine to operate at a more efficient speed for further fuel economy and maximizes the amount of horsepower engaged for sustained optimum acceleration. The Ford Escape is not offered with a CVT.
Both vehicles seat 5 passengers, but the Honda CR-V’s selection of standard features ensures for a more luxurious and comfortable ride. Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls, 12-Volt Power Outlets, and Pandora radio compatibility, combine to ensure an enjoyable driving experience for all passengers.
Look at our table below for a closer look at what sets the 2015 Honda CR-V apart from the 2015 Ford Escape.
*27 city/34 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD. 26 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.