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2015 Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape vs Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4

It can be daunting to compare all the compact sport utility vehicles on the market today, so Honda of Chantilly has comprised a competitor comparison of the 2015 Honda CR-V versus the 2015 Ford Escape, 2015 Subaru Forester, and the 2015 Toyota RAV4.

There's no competition when it comes to fuel economy, with the 2015 CR-V getting 27 city/34 highway MPG1, while the closest competitor is the Toyota RAV4 with 24 city/31 highway MPG1. And despite having a 2.4-Liter inline four-cylinder engine, while the Escape, Forester, and RAV4 has a 2.5-Liter engine, it provides the most horsepower with 185 and 181 foot-pounds of torque.

The CR-V also boasts a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 have a six-speed automatic, and the Subaru Forester comes standard as a six-speed manual and needs a thousand-dollar upgrade to get an automatic transmission. The CVT uses a drive-belt and and pulley system to keep the RPMs low when you're accelerating and eliminate 'shift-shock', all while giving you better fuel economy and a more powerful performance.

The CR-V, Escape, Forester, and RAV4 all come standard with driver and front passenger airbags and side curtain airbags for the front and second row, as they should, but the CR-V received five-stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for front passenger crash test and a five-star overall frontal crash safety rating. The 2015 Subaru Forester received only four-stars from the NHTSA, and the 2015 Escape and 2015 RAV4 aren't even rated.

Sometimes, it's the little things that make all the difference, which is why the 2015 CR-V includes the little accessories that make things more convenient for you. The CR-V comes standard with floor mats, which you would need to add to the Toyota RAV4, and you won't find an exterior temperature gauge on the Ford Escape. Hill Start Assist is another feature that's not available on the RAV4, which helps when you're parked on a hill by maintaining brake-line pressure and giving you time to step on the accelerator to get back into motion.

When comparing the 2015 Honda CR-V to the 2015 Ford Escape, 2015 Subaru Forester, and 2015 Toyota RAV4, it's easy to see who comes out on top. With standard power and performance, exceptional safety ratings, and the comfort and convenience that sometimes goes over looked, the 2015 Honda CR-V for sale in Chantilly at Honda of Chantilly is an award-winning SUV that would make a great addition to your household.

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127 city/34 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD. 26 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.