2014 Honda CR-VWe would be surprised if there ever seemed to be too many crossovers on the streets or in the showrooms, because we know Detroit area drivers like having choices in their vehicle search.

If you’re looking at the 2014 Ford Escape, price might be a factor in your decision, but it shouldn’t be. Although the Escape is a decent vehicle, drivers get a far better value in the 2014 Honda CR-V.

Let’s take a look at these crossovers and see for ourselves just which one gives drivers more of what they want.

Honda Raises the Bar High

Did you know that the auto market is still feeling the waves made by Honda’s decision to redefine their standard feature package for 2013? It’s true. Take a moment and see how the 2013 CR-V compared to the Escape before we go into what the 2014 has going for it.

Now that you’ve had a chance to see what happened last year, we have news for you: it’s more of the same for 2014.

Honda has kept their standard features package and other automakers are still struggling to keep up, thinking they can ask drivers to pay for amenities like a touchscreen infotainment system or Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity. And, of course, none of them have the marvel of engineering that is the Honda i-MID—you’ll find that exclusively on Honda vehicles.

While drivers can equip many of the following features—with MyFord Touch standing in for the i-MID—to the 2014 Escape

  • Honda’s i-MID infotainment system
  • Bluetooth phone and audio
  • Pandora radio
  • Rearview camera

Honda makes them standard on the CR-V LX trim, meaning you won’t have to pay any extra to get the modern amenities that many drivers expect from their vehicles these days.

To just further drive home how much more the CR-V 2WD LX has to offer, it features a five-star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA compared to the Escape’s four-star rating. Did we mention that the CR-V also has a more powerful engine? 185 hp to the 168 hp of the Ford.

Visit a Detroit Area Honda Dealer Today

When it comes to the crossover, trust the company that created the first one. The 2014 Honda CR-V is the latest in a long line of vehicles built for families and fun. Take one for a spin by visiting a Detroit Area Honda Dealer.

And if the crossover isn’t quite for you, we have full size SUVs (the Honda Pilot), minivans (the Honda Odyssey), and more. Stop by today and see for yourself.

Detroit Area Honda Dealers includes Tamaroff Honda, Jeffrey Honda, Cawood Honda, Troy Honda, Germain Honda of Ann Arbor, Fischer Honda, Ferndale Honda, LaFontaine Honda, Victory Honda of Plymouth, Victory Honda (in Monroe), Suburban Honda, Jim Riehl’s Friendly Honda, Brighton Honda, Page Honda of Bloomfield, and Bruce Campbell Honda.