|2016 Ford Escape||VS||2016 Honda HR-V|
|3,500 lbs.||Max Towing||Not Available|
Both the 2016 Ford Escape and 2016 Honda HR-V are five passenger crossovers that offer a spacious interior, while also offering a sleek and sporty exterior. Based on appearances alone, they two seem like they would be comparable in other ways, but it turns out it’s actually a short list for the 2016 Ford Escape vs 2016 Honda HR-V comparison.
One of the main comparisons that can be made is that both are crossovers that offer an optional 4x4 drive system. This is going to be a huge bonus for when the weather turns nasty and you have to drive in the slick conditions. Both can also be outfitted with extra accessories to hold sporting equipment like bikes or kayaks, as well as have their rear seats folded to accommodate additional cargo.
What might stick out is that the Ford Escape has a bit higher of an MSRP than the Honda HR-V. While this seems like a negative, it actually makes sense when you look at what is offered in each, and what they can accomplish just based on a standard build. With its standard engine, the 2016 Ford Escape can tow up to 1,500 lbs in trailer weight, but this can also be upgraded all the way up to 3,500 lbs with the 2.0L EcoBoost engine and towing package. The HR-V, on the other hand, isn’t rated for towing anything.
The interior options available tell a similar story. Both standard machine have fairly comparable audio equipment, though the Escape does have an addition two speakers, but the real differences begin to show up at higher trim levels. The Escape can upgrade to a booming 10-speaker Sony audio system with a powerful amp, whereas the HR-V only has an optional 6-speaker system that offers less power.
If you’re interested in seeing what a crossover should all be able to do, stop by our dealership to see the 2016 Ford Escape in Jacksonville, NC. We’ll let you give a test drive, along with our full tour of what you can expect from it!