2014 Ford Escape vs. 2014 Honda CR-V

2014 ford escape

Shopping for a new sport utility vehicle? With so many models to choose from, finding the right one can take a while. However, if you’re in the Plainfield or Naperville area, there’s no doubt that you’ll want to begin your search with the 2014 Honda CR-V and the 2014 Ford Escape. Both of these vehicles are highly rated in their segment, but only one of them provides a variety of advanced safety features, smooth handling under rough conditions, impressive capacities, and is found right here at River View Ford in Oswego.

Here’s why the new Ford Escape has an edge over the new Honda CR-V:

  • Innovative Safety Technology: The 2014 Ford Escape can come with an optional cross-path warning system that uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper. If a vehicle is approaching from either side where the driver might have trouble seeing it when backing up, the system will use alerts in order to avoid a collision. The 2014 Honda CR-V does not offer any sort of cross-path warning system.
  • Comfortable Suspension and Tight Handling: The standard front and rear shock absorbers of the 2014 Ford Escape are gas-charged. This allows for much better control over uneven road surfaces. The new Ford Escape also comes outfitted with drift compensation steering, which adjusts automatically in the event that the vehicle starts to drift from side to side. The 2014 Honda CR-V is not equipped with gas-charged shocks or drift compensation steering.
  • Capability For All Occasions: Want to bring your favorite recreational vehicle, boat, or camping trailer with you for a vacation away? The 2014 Ford Escape is capable of towing 3,500 lbs. when properly equipped. If your hands are full and you want to load up the trunk, an available feature lets you kick your foot under the rear bumper to open the liftgate. Unfortunately for the 2014 Honda CR-V, it’s only able to tow up to 1,500 lbs. and does not offer a sensor-activated rear power liftgate.

Discover the 2014 Ford Escape at River View Ford Today

To find out more about the new Ford Escape or to arrange a test drive, feel free to contact our sales staff at (630) 897-8900. We’re located at 2200 US 30 in Oswego, which is just 12 miles from Plainfield via Lincoln Highway and 11 miles from Naperville by way of US-34 W, so stop by soon!