The 2016 Subaru Impreza and the Honda Civic are among the most coveted small sedans on the road. They supply fuel-efficient power, excellent interior comfort, and all the latest safety gear. If you’re still wondering which model is the best pick for you, check out our side-by-side comparison. Here, we go over some of the two models’ most important differences.
2016 Subaru Impreza vs Honda Civic
Both the 2017 Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V are efficient, versatile vehicles in today’s crossover/SUV lineup. They both offer high-tech comfort and safety options and fuel economy that will get you almost anywhere without breaking the bank. If you’re stuck trying to decide between the two, hopefully these key features and options will help you make a decision.
2017 Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V
Interior Comfort and Support
You’ll find comfort and class in both of these vehicles, especially at the more top-of-the-line options which both offer leather and heated seats. But for our base models, the Escape offers cloth-like upholstered seats (two-tone) as well as ample foot and head room for passengers.
The CR-V gives us space as well, though not quite as much up front as the Escape. It’s interior, however, is very spacious offering great cargo in the back which rivals Ford’s competitor.
Modern Fuel Economy
Both SUVs are big competitors when it comes to fuel-economy. For their size and power, their fuel usage is phenomenal. However, the CR-V comes out on top when it comes to overall fuel efficiency. With 26 city/33 highway mpg, Honda’s SUV proved difficult to beat.
Ford’s Escape doesn’t follow far behind though, with 21 city/29 highway mpg. Both of these vehicles will save you on gas money and still provide the kick on the road you’re looking for.
Tech and Convenience
This was a close call, but with Ford’s unique SYNC 3 system, it had to win this category. Everything from weather, to sports, to GPS navigation is at your finger-tips with this helpful built-in computer. It also provides the lead in entertainment with smart-phone connectivity and the ability to use certain apps like Spotify right from your vehicle’s interface.
Honda offers similar features with its HondaLink system. This makes available many features that the Escape has ranging from entertainment to street-navigation (at an added price).
Ford’s thought and insight gives the Escape an edge on safety as well. With Roll Stability Control (RSC), the vehicle will be more responsive to tight turns and will even slow you down when it senses you’re going a little too fast for that sharp curve in the road. It also comes equipped with the special Safety Canopy System providing two-row side-curtain airbags.
The CR-V doesn’t lag, however, in its safety features as well. This vehicles comes equipped with a tire-pressure monitoring system so you know when one of your tires may be fatally low and a multi-angle rearview camera to assist in backing.
Learn More about the Ford Escape
Both the Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V are great options for anyone looking to purchase a safe, fun and effective family vehicle. However, we find that Ford puts in a few extra features that make it worth the while. The Escape has all-around comfort from spacious interior to stylish exterior and offers so many technological perks we can’t even list them all! Come in today and take one of these puppies for a spin!
The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2015 Honda CR-V are two of the finest small crossovers on the road today. Both are big on modern safety, fuel economy, and cabin space. To figure out which model works best for you, check out our four-category guide.
2016 Equinox vs Honda CR-V
Power and Performance:
Both crossovers deliver fuel-efficient power, but we favor the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. Its 2.4-liter inline-4 generates 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque for smooth highway merging and rapid acceleration. Test-drive the V6 engine for maximum power. Properly equipped, the Equinox can tow up to 3,500 pounds – making it a great pick for drivers who like to play with big toys like jet skis or four-wheelers.
The Honda CR-V is a close second. Its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 185 horses and 181 pound-feet of torque for quick, responsive performance. The engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission designed to enhance fuel economy. Choose between front- and all-wheel drive for enhanced traction during stormy weather.
Inside, the CR-V treats passengers to one of the most practical cabins in the segment. Your passengers can stow a wealth of carryon items in the CR-V’s various nooks and crannies. Well-shaped seats keep you comfortable throughout your daily commute. Niceties like rear climate vents add a touch of luxury. Behind the rear seats, you can fill 35.2 cubic feet of cargo space with your daily necessities.
Of course, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox has plenty to offer in the passenger comfort department. Up front, seating is plush and supportive. Both rows deliver exemplary head- and legroom for a pleasant ride all around. Behind the rear seats, you have access to 31.5 cubic feet of cargo space.
The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is our pick for convenience – we love its high-tech gadgets. The in-car Wi-Fi hotspot lets passengers browse the Web on up to seven devices, keeping even young kids entertained during lengthy trips. The MyLink infotainment system offers smartphone integration to keep you safely connected to friends and family from the road.
The Honda CR-V impresses with its own modern technology features. Bluetooth connectivity lets you make hands-free calls. With the navigation system, it’s easy to cruise around and explore new cities. Access infotainment options via the 7-inch central touchscreen.
Once again, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is our top pick. Its OnStar telematics system acts as a safeguard against mishaps, thanks to features like on-demand roadside assistance and automatic collision notification. Advanced systems – such as forward collision warning – monitor nearby traffic and help you avoid accidents.
Like the Chevrolet Equinox, the Honda CR-V comes standard with equipment designed to help guide you through problematic weather, including antilock brakes and stability and traction control. The rearview camera makes it easy to parallel park or navigate narrow driveways. The collision mitigation system can apply the brakes to reduce the severity of a potential impact.
Learn More about the Chevrolet Equinox
Both the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox and Honday CR-V crossovers impress with their modern features and comfortable seating. However, we prefer the Equinox overall. Inside, up to five passengers enjoy a roomy, refined ride. Modern features keep everyone content and adequately infotained. The V6 engine balances substantial towing power with fuel-efficiency. With the Equinox’s advanced technology, you’ll enjoy maximum passenger protection. Come in and test drive the Equinox today!