Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V

When you're stuck choosing between the 2018 Ford Escape and 2018 Honda CR-V, you may have some tough decisions ahead. However, at Richmond Ford West, we've helped a lot of our friends in the Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump areas with choosing the right car, so we're going to continue to provide helpful information and assistance, so you can make the choice that's right for you. We'll help by comparing the Ford Escape vs. the Honda CR-V.

Our comparison will focus on a few of the key components of each midsize SUV. You'll get a sense of the engine power and options, audio and technology, and even the respective style and appearance. We hope that our findings can help you make the right choice when it comes to picking one of these vehicles.


2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CR-V: Engine Power & Options

These midsize SUVs start out with pretty similar engines. The Ford Escape features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, while the Honda CR-V comes equipped with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. While both base level engines are capable of impressive outputs, it's their other engine options that really draw attention.

  • The optional 2.0L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine in the Ford Escape can deliver 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Honda CR-V offers a 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine which puts out 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Ford Escape offers three different engines, while the Honda CR-V only offers two.

Audio & Technology Features

There are some pretty distinct differences between the entertainment and technology equipped with both of these vehicles. Each vehicle features a dashboard-mounted radio display screen; however, the Ford Escape and its SYNC® system features enhanced voice recognition. This feature lets you use your voice to select your media options and your phone contacts while you're out on the road. On top of the convenience of using your voice, the 2018 Ford Escape has several advantages over the 2018 Honda CR-V in this realm.

  • The Ford Escape features six speakers, while the Honda CR-V comes with four.
  • Each vehicle features USB ports and auxiliary inputs for portable media devices.
  • The 2018 Escape and the 2018 CR-V offer optional SiriusXM® trials; however, the Ford Escape trial is six months and the Honda CR-V trial is only three months.

Style & Appearance

While these two midsize SUVs seem pretty similar, when you actually take the time to look at them, you'll notice the differences right away. The Ford Escape fits well into the category of midsize SUV, with its ratio of hood and cabin, and its smooth and refined front fascia. The Honda CR-V looks like a vehicle that's not sure of what category it should be in. Its elongated hood looks a bit awkward, and the body itself shares similarities with some notable minivans.

Learn Even More About the 2018 Ford Escape

By now, you're pretty aware of the differences between the 2018 Ford Escape vs. the 2018 Honda CR-V. You certainly learned a lot about each vehicle, but you've learned even more about the many advantages that the Ford Escape has. At Richmond Ford West, we'd like to help you learn more by getting you in the driver's seat, so you can see what this vehicle can do while out on the road.

Contact our team to schedule a test drive at Richmond Ford West. We're always happy to give our friends in the Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump areas the right experience, so they can comfortably decide on their next car.

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