2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Ford Escape Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V

MPG (city/hwy)

  26 / 32 *

Horsepower

  184 hp


2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape

MPG (city/hwy)

  21 / 29

Horsepower

  168 hp

2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Ford Escape

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It can be hard to decide if you’re shopping for a compact SUV. Crossovers like the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Ford Escape are favorites among drivers for space, features, and utility they offer in an easy-to-drive package. Here’s how these best-selling small SUVs compare with one another.

Interior Comfort

Reviewers say that the CR-V is a bit roomier than the Escape, with plenty of room in the rear seat for tall passengers. Adults will be a bit more cramped in the back of the Ford. The wider doors of the CR-V make it easy to get little ones in and out of safety seats. Both vehicles come with standard cloth and available leather upholstery and heated seats. Although each SUV has a durable, high-quality build, the CR-V boasts premium materials that wouldn’t be out of place in a luxury crossover.

Cargo Space

If you want plenty of room to transport luggage, gear, or groceries, go with the CR-V. It has 75 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded flat and 40 cubic feet when it’s in use. In contrast, the Escape has 34 cubic feet which expand to about 68 cubic feet. Both vehicles can be upgraded with a hands-free liftgate.

Safety

Both vehicles have a NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration**. Both vehicles can be upgraded with blind spot monitoring; lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control. However, the 2018 Honda CR-V offers additional driver assistance features, including forwarding collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking.

Bosak Honda Michigan City is your source for the 2018 Honda CR-V. Visit us today to test drive the vehicle that received the 2018 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Award.***


* 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT model. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX with CVT model. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
*** The 2018 CR-V has been named Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year® thanks to impressive cargo space, efficient fuel economy and Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology standard on EX and higher models.