Last post on Nov 22, 2011 at 2:06 PM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Car Safety, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#1829 of 8533 Mileage and Emissions
Aug 21, 2002 (4:02 pm)
I selected the CR-V in part due to the higher gas mileage and lower emissions the CR-V offers. I also bought a 1998 Accord when it was one of the first (if not the first) to meet ULEV standards. I see it as a way to promote corporate responsibility.
The mileage I get in the CR-V is similar to the EPA ratings, never got close to it in a Ford (Mustang, Ranger, F-150 owned by me or my family)
That being said, I'm a little surprised Ford will beat Honda to the market with a hybrid powertrain, especially since Honda has one that works in the Civic.
Maybe the hybrids will make the Escape more reliable since newer technology is involved. Based on their history and admitting their quality needs improvement, I have my doubts.
Aug 21, 2002 (4:45 pm)
Thanks bess, I appreciate it. You know, that might be it......I will let you know.
Aug 21, 2002 (5:16 pm)
come on people, there is a 2-3 miles per gallon difference between these two vehicles. Honda owners make it sound like the Escape gets 10MPG and the CRV gets 50!
Varmit, as I have said, keep trying to make believe in your own mind and world the 4cyl 2.4 is everybit as powerful as the 3.0 V6 in the Escape...
Sales.. Its already been shown the Escape/Tribute OUTSOLD the CRV.. yep, people speak with their wallets..
Aug 21, 2002 (7:11 pm)
scape, use your engineering abilities to figure out how much more beneficial an additional 2-3 mpg can be on a long trip.
Aug 22, 2002 (4:08 am)
"Sales.. Its already been shown the Escape/Tribute OUTSOLD the CRV.. yep, people speak with their wallets.." (scape)
Yup scape....and you keep on praying that after your warranty wears out in 3 years you won't need to open that wallet of yours!!!!
Aug 22, 2002 (4:09 am)
Obviously a 6 cyl has more power than a 4 cyl. But the point a lot of people are making is the CRV 4 cyl has more than enough power for day to day driving and as I have said I have had no issues with my CRV fully loaded going uphill or otherwise. As for your sales numbers it seems to me that from what your saying it takes two vehicles to get higher sales numbers than one CRV.
Aug 22, 2002 (4:15 am)
Touché bascott! The CRV outsold the Escape/Tribute in July!
Aug 22, 2002 (4:45 am)
I guess we can add the Element totals to the CRV too when they go on sale. Ford has a significant advantge bcos they have a dealership on every block and they still haven't manage to outsell the CRV.