Comparing the 2019 Honda HR-V in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota Against the Ford Escape

December 5th, 2019 by

Are you ready to upgrade your car for something safer, more reliable, and better than a Ford Escape? Then look no further than the 2019 Honda HR-V in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota! This SUV has many reasons to put it ahead of the competition, but for now, we are sticking to the three most important features to analyze when shopping around our lot at Rapids Honda.

More Than Your Basic Safety Features

Aside from the standard safety features like traction control, lane departure warning systems, and a cocoon of airbags, the HR-V EX, EX-L, and Touring models also have a standard Collision Mitigation Braking System. This assistive technology utilizes forward mounted sensors to alert the driver of any possible collisions ahead. If said driver doesn’t react, the system will automatically apply the brakes full-force to reduce the impact or avoid the accident altogether. The Escape also has an alert system of any possible accidents, but it can’t automatically apply the brakes, so it’s not that helpful. 

Reliability Goes A Long Way

Most of the time, when you’re in the market for a new car, it’s because what you’re currently driving is no longer reliable, which can cost you time, money, and even put you in a bind. The HR-V’s engine isn’t as complex as the Escape’s, as it has a single overhead cam, reducing the number of moving parts. The Escape has dual overhead cams, which adds to the complexity of the cylinder heads. When you take a survey conducted by Consumer Reports into consideration, you’ll find that they even rate the HR-V’s reliability 13 points higher than the Escape. Consumer Reports also reported in 2018 that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Ford, so no matter which model you choose, Honda is the better choice. 

More Efficient and Better Handling

Handling and efficiency can make or break your driving experience, and the size and weight of your vehicle have a significant impact on this. Weighing in at about 600 pounds less and 7.7 inches shorter than the Escape, the HR-V may be more efficient with better acceleration, and easier to maneuver into tight parking spaces. Upgrade to the Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring model, and you can enjoy a quieter cabin due to the computer-generated active noise cancellation technology. This reduces extra vibrations in the passenger compartment, yet another feature the Escape doesn’t have.

In a nutshell, the 2019 Honda HR-V in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, is safer, more reliable, and has better handling capabilities than the Ford Escape. There are more impressive specs to discover, so come on down to Rapids Honda for a test-drive! Our sales staff is ready to answer any questions you may have and help you with your dream Honda today. 


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