Do the 2016 Ford Escape’s Standard Features Offer All You’re Looking for?

March 25th, 2016 by

Honda CR-VDrivers shopping for a new vehicle are increasingly turning to the burgeoning SUV market to get the space, performance, and amenities they want all wrapped up in one exceptional automobile.

In comparing the latest models, consumers may wonder if an SUV like the 2016 Ford Escape offers the standard features they’re looking for, or if one of its rivals, like the 2016 Honda CR-V, may offer more of what they want for the price.

Keep reading, and we’ll explore these two sport utility vehicles and how they compare in terms of value and amenities.

First, Money Matters

The CR-V and Escape models are fairly close in price across the board, though the CR-V lineup offers a greater variety of trim choices.

The following are the CR-V trim levels and prices for the 2016 model year:

  • Honda CR-V LX, MSRP $23,745 (for the 2WD model)*
  • Honda CR-V SE, MSRP $24,545 (for the 2WD model)*
  • Honda CR-V EX, MSRP $25,995 (for the 2WD model)*
  • Honda CR-V EX-L, MSRP $28,445 (for the 2WD model)*
  • Honda CR-V Touring, MSRP $32,095 (for the 2WD model)*

The Ford Escape trims and prices are as follows:

  • Escape S, MSRP beginning at $23,100
  • Escape SE, MSRP beginning at $25,300
  • Escape Titanium, MSRP beginning at $29,505

According to data from ALG, the CR-V offers greater residual value over time than the Escape, with the CR-V retaining a projected 53% of its value after 36 months and 38% of its value after 60 months. This contrasts with only 47% value retention after 36 months for the Escape and just 32% value retention after 60 months.

Now, for the Features

In terms of amenities that are offered standard onboard, both the CR-V and Escape models offer features like Hill Start Assist, steering wheel–mounted controls, a rearview camera, a tilt and telescopic steering column, multi-function remote, remote keyless access system, and vehicle theft-deterrent system.

The CR-V further offers standard amenities drivers won’t find onboard the base model Escape, including:

  • Anti-theft stereo
  • MP3 player jack
  • Auxiliary input audio jack
  • Exterior temperature gauge

Get in for a Closer Look

Drivers can further explore the many exemplary assets of the 2016 Honda CR-V at any Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers location. Visit or contact one of our associated dealerships today to take a test drive behind the wheel of this outstanding SUV.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.

Posted in 2016 Vehicles, CR-V