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According to other countries other then North America the towing capacity for the 2002 CRV is 1500 Kg's which is 3307 pounds! Yahoooo! All CRV's are the same not matter where you go in the world, except some places have the smaller engine.
click on CRV, then specifications!
Just because Honda America has a bunch of conservative engineers, where Ford lacks the later, doesn't mean the CRV isn't capable of hauling as much as the Escape.
npaladin2000, I took the liberty to look up the escape in the same country that I linked the CRV to in my last post. The CRV is rated at 1500 Kg's and the Escape is rated at 1600 Kg's.
http://www.ford.co.nz/default.asp?content=sideDoor&location=showroom/showroom.asp&color=010025Click on passenger vehicle, then escape, then specifications, then fact sheet.Each company has to buy insurance for itself on the grand scale. Honda America has always been far more conservative the Ford has been.
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