2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: An SUV Comparison | North Riverside, IL

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Honda CR-V in North Riverside, IL

Are you searching for a new midsize SUV that's capable, confident, and connected? The 2019 Ford Escape and the 2019 Honda CR-V both fit that profile, with stylish design and plenty of options to boot. These two crossover SUVs are some of the most popular on the market, so deciding between them can be difficult. To help you make your decision, our experts at Zeigler Ford crafted a comparison: the Ford Escape vs. the Honda CR-V.

Our North Riverside, IL, dealership has a variety of 2019 Ford Escape trims available in our inventory, with lease deals on several models. If you would like to speak to a Zeigler Ford representative directly, please call us at (888) 904-1108.

For this comparison, we've selected similar trims from each model: the 2019 Ford Escape Titanium, starting at $32,620 MSRP, and the 2019 Honda CR-V EX-L, starting at $29,750 MSRP.

Engine & Towing

These reliable SUVs are designed for every lifestyle, with dynamic performance and impressive fuel efficiency giving you confident capability no matter where you're travelling. Both crossovers deliver smooth ride quality and sharp handling, but when you put the pedal down, the Escape provides far more power. Performance specs for the 2019 Escape are as follows:

  • 2.0L Twin Scroll EcoBoost® Engine w/ 245 HP
  • Up to 28 MPG Highway
  • Maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs.
  • Available Intelligent 4WD system
  • 2018 Ford Escape Towing Capacity


    Designed with you in mind, these safe SUVs will keep you protected throughout your travels. With a bevy of passive and active features, the Escape and the CR-V are on the cutting edge of automotive safety, keeping you feeling secure on the road. These are some of the standout safety measures found on the Escape:

    • Active parking assist w/ parallel park assist, reverse perpendicular parking and forward & side sensing systems
    • Reverse sensing system
    • BLIS® w/ cross-traffic alert
    • Rear collision warning
    2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Honda CR-V Interior Comparison

    Interior & Cargo

    With adaptable and adjustable interior space, the Escape and the CR-V give you the flexibility you need when you're on the go. Whether you want capable cargo space or a cozy and comfortable cabin, you'll find what you need in both models. Key interior and cargo features found on the Escape are listed below. 

    • 10-way power driver & passenger seat
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Leather upholstery
    • Driver and front passenger heated seats
    • Leather-wrapped shift knob
    • 38 cu.-ft. of 3rd row, 68 cu.-ft. of total cargo space


    Advanced tech can be found throughout the cabins of each model, with a long list of features making your drive more enjoyable. With easy-to-use infotainment systems, high-fidelity sound systems, and plenty of convenience features, every trip you take will be something to look forward to. Key tech features found on the Escape can be seen below.

    • SYNC3 infotainment w/ 8-in. touchscreen and Wi-Fi®
    • Voice-activated touchscreen navigation
    • 10-speaker Sony® audio system
    • AppLink smart device integration
    • Remote engine start
    • Power tailgate

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    Does the 2018 Ford Escape have you convinced? If so, look through our Escape hub to discover more, or search our new inventory directly. Our North Riverside, IL, dealership also has lease offers on several new Escape models. Call us at (888) 904-1108 or contact us online if you have any questions - we hope to hear from you soon!

    2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Honda CR-V SUV Comparison

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