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2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid

Americans largely demand two things from automakers. One, they want crossover SUV platforms, and two, they want those vehicles to be as fuel-efficient as possible. People looking at their available options for sale or lease at Meridian Honda will likely gravitate toward the hybrid version of one of the industry’s most notable platforms. In fact, a comparison between the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid will show potential customers how densely packed this portion of the crossover SUV segment truly is. For the current model year, Honda has narrowed the trim ladder for the 2021 CR-V Hybrid. The vehicle will now be available in three models, Hybrid EX, Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring. Meridian Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid today by calling, 601-693-4651.

Right out of the gate, the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid is able to offer more net horsepower than its current Ford Escape Hybrid rival. The 2021 CR-V Hybrid will have a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood of all three trim grades. It will make 212 net horsepower when the gasoline and electric system are working together. Similarly, the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid also uses a gas/electric system that will make 200 net horsepower. All three available versions of the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be able to record up to 40 miles per gallon* in the city and 35 miles per gallon* on the highway. Fuel economy scores for the PHEV version of the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid are not available. Additionally, the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid is equipped with an array of monitoring systems so drivers can keep an eye on fuel efficiency.


2021 CR-V Hybrid EX, CVT


2021 Escape Hybrid

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl. PHEV
212 Net Horsepower 200
Standard All-Wheel-Drive Not Available
68.7 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 60.8 cu.-ft.


Passenger Capacity and Cargo Volume

Both the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid and its 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid competitor have two rows of seats that will hold up to five people. People sitting in the front seat of either hybrid crossover SUV will have very similar generous dimensions for legroom. However, the 2021 CR-V Hybrid will offer more legroom than its competitor, with up to 40.4 inches to use. This almost 2 inches more than what the 2021 Escape Hybrid has to offer.

Additionally, the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid continues to offer more interior cargo volume than its rivals, including the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid. When the back seat of the 2021 CR-V Hybrid is folded down, there will be up to 68.7 cubic-feet of cargo volume available. This significantly edges out the maximum cargo volume configuration for the 2021 Escape Hybrid with its 60.8 cubic-feet of cargo space.

*Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.



The maximum cargo area in the rear of the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid.
The second row of seats folded down in the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid.
The front seats in the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid.
The driver's cockpit in the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid.