The compact SUV segment is one of the most popular in the market today. The Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape are two of the top sellers in the competitive class. Though the CR-V is ranked higher based on U.S. News scoring data, the Escape has a lot to offer.
The CR-V was fully redesigned for 2017 and the Escape underwent a substantial refresh. Now, the Escape offers new advanced safety features, a new turbocharged engine, and stylistic revisions inside and out.
We analyze the details of each important category including performance, interior, safety, and reliability, to help you determine your best option. U.S. News Best Cars compiles scoring and ranking data from a myriad of sources, to provide the most current and impartial information.