2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CR-V

side by side images of the 2018 Ford Escape and 2018 Honda CR-V

When it comes to finding the right compact crossover, individuals and families will have a lot of specific needs, and the segment is teeming with attractive models to choose from. In this 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CR-V comparison, we are going to look at some of the pros and cons of these models. We like the 2018 Ford Escape for the potential it brings to the road.

While the 2018 Honda CR-V is available with a choice of two engines, the 2018 Ford Escape offers three attractive powertrain options. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder on the 2018 Escape offers less horsepower than the base 2.0-liter engine on the 2018 Honda CR-V, but both models offer up to 1,500 pounds of towing. Even though the CR-V remains at this number even with its advanced engine option, the 2018 Ford Escape can offer up to 3,500 pounds of towing potential when equipped with a trailer tow package and its top EcoBoost engine.

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2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CR-V
$23,940 Starting MSRP $24,250
2.0-L EcoBoost (245 hp) Top Engine Option 1.5-L Turbocharged 4-cylinder (190 hp)
3,500 pounds Maximum Towing 1,500 pounds
Ford MyKey Teen Driver Features N/A

Technology Features on the 2018 Ford Escape

Both of the models in this 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CR-V comparison can offer attractive technology. The 2018 Ford Escape comes with the SYNC infotainment system, which offers responsive voice recognition and comes with six speakers. The 2018 Honda CR-V comes with a simple, five-inch display and four speakers and is available with the larger Display Audio touchscreen system. Both of these models also offer driver-assistance features like rear parking sensors and automatic high beams.

One feature that is not available on the 2018 Honda CR-V is a teen driver monitoring system, which will help parents set limits for their young drivers about how fast they can drive and the volume at which they can use the sound system. In contrast, the 2018 Ford Escape comes standard with the Ford MyKey feature which delivers this practical functionality to give parents peace of mind by programming some limits into one of the keys of the vehicle.

These are just a few of the differences between the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Honda CR-V. If you would like to learn more about Ford crossovers, and the capability they can bring to the road in the Brainerd MN area, contact a member of the Houston Ford sales team today or explore our new Escape inventory.


side view of a black 2018 Ford Escape on a white background
interior seating of the 2018 Ford Escape
steering wheel and dashboard of the 2018 Ford Escape
rear cargo area of the 2018 Ford Escape