2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CR-V

Driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Ford Escape on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Honda CR-V on the right

Searching for a new vehicle is an exciting time but can also become overwhelming when you start to sift through the mountains of similar models available to you. When searching for a compact crossover SUV the two models that tend to rise to the top of the list are the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Honda CR-V. These two stylish and sporty SUV’s offer powerful and efficient drivetrains as well as flexible interior cargo and passenger space. Take a closer look at all the similarities and differences between the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Honda CR-V right here.

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Honda CR-V

2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 Available Engine 1.5L 4-Cylinder
245 HP/ 275 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 190 HP/ 179 LB-FT
6-Speed SelectShift Automatic Standard Transmission Continuously Variable
5 Passengers Seating Capacity 5 Passengers

Differences & Similarities

On top of the available 2.0L EcoBoost® engine of the 2018 Ford Escape, it also makes a 1.5L EcoBoost® I-4 engine and a 2.5L Duratec I-4 engine available to ensure customers can find the right mix of power and efficiency for them. The 2018 Honda CR-V comes equipped with a standard 2.4L In-Line 4-Cylinder and only makes the 1.5L 4-Cylinder engine available as an upgrade. Both the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Honda CR-V have available All-Wheel Drive (AWD) across each of their respective four trim levels. The 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Honda CR-V also get equipped with front MacPherson Struts, but the 2018 Escape receives rear progressive-rate springs with hydraulic gas-pressurized shock absorbers while the 2018 CR-V only gets a double wishbone rear suspension.

Available interior amenities of the 2018 Ford Escape include Leather-Trimmed Front Bucket Seats, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, a Voice-Activated Touchscreen with SYNC®3 Technology, and a Sony® 10-Speaker Audio System. All of these same features can be found on the 2018 Honda CR-V too except for the exclusive SYNC®3 Technology and the 2018 CR-V only offers a 9-Speaker Stereo. With more engine options giving customers the ability to choose the right combination of power and efficiency for their specific needs the 2018 Ford Focus is the easy choice over the 2108 Honda CR-V. Take the sleek and sporty 2018 Ford Escape for a test drive today at Sleepy Hollow Auto in Viroqua, WI.

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