The horsepower is a characteristic that most of drivers pay the greatest attention to. In this case, it is the Ford Escape III 1.6 EcoBoost 180HP automatic which has by 16 percent horsepower more in comparison to the Honda CR-V IV 2.0 i-VTEC 155HP manual 4x4, which makes this car somewhat faster. Thanks to more horsepower the Ford will also give slightly more flexiblility in specific gears.
Due to 57 Nm more torque, the engine of the Ford Escape III distinctly better transmits power to the wheels than the Honda CR-V IV. This, in turn, produces better a car's acceleration.
With more trunk space the Ford Escape III will have much more room for carrying things and be more usefull car compared with the Honda CR-V IV 2.0 i-VTEC 155HP manual 4x4. If the capacity of the luggage compartment is appeals to you, the Ford Escape III will be better choice because it is around 64 % larger than the boot of its rival.
Maximal torque RPM
A wider range as well as a lower number of rotations at which the highest torque is reached has an impact on an engine’s performance. However, in order to have a full perspective on a car’s engine performance, it is good to see a torque graph.
Width of a car affects room in the cabin and also stability on road. The Ford is widther by 21 mm in comparison to the Honda and is not really relevant. The average for the „compact SUV” segment amounts to approximately 1,797 millimeters and is by 2 percent smaller than the same feature of the Ford Escape III 1.6 EcoBoost 180HP automatic.
The wheelbase of a vehicle means the length separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to better car's weight distribution. Ford Escape III has 3 percent longer wheelbase distance than Honda. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the balance and steering. Thus, the mass of Ford Escape III should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
Ground clearance is the minimum distance between the car underbody and the road. As for these two cars, it is the Ford which has 22 percent higher ground clearance in comparison to the Honda CR-V IV. This is why the Ford Escape III will deal better when driving over imperfect roads and high curbs in the city. One drawback is the higher ride height equals a higher center of gravity, which can negatively affect the handling of the Ford.
The Ford is 852 mm longer in comparison to the Honda. Long cars more of passenger space and also provide bigger trunk. While the Ford Escape III 1.6 EcoBoost 180HP automatic occurs to be better for families or drivers who love the idea of convenient driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Honda CR-V IV 2.0 i-VTEC 155HP manual 4x4 may be more appropriate to women because it will not cause troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
Model release date
Because of the fact that the Honda CR-V IV was introduced only 1 year prior to the Ford Escape III 1.6 EcoBoost 180HP automatic, the distance in technology used in both vehicles shouldn’t be really big, however, the Ford Escape III might feature slightly more new solutions applied in it.
Automatic gearbox in the Ford in spite of having a few minuses offers much more better comfort of driving. After a long ride especially in the city the driver is less tired. Moreover automatic puts less strain on the engine thanks to the factory settings of shifts in specific revs range.