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Compare the 2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Honda CR-V 2018 Ford Escape Versus

2018 Honda CR-V


2018 Ford Escape

26 city / 32 hwy*

Fuel Economy

21 city / 29 hwy
2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder


2.5L iVCT I-4
184 hp


168 hp

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The 2018 Honda CR-V is one of the most popular vehicles in its class, but how does it compare with the 2018 Ford Escape? The Escape is a two-row SUV that aims for the same types of shoppers, often families.In this review, performance, size, and other aspects are compared to determine which one is a better buy. Both automobiles offer exceptionally well-rounded specs and can be relied on to get the job done. However, only one can come out on top.


CR-V SUVs are more likely to please the family driver. The SUV earns 184 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. The Escape power outlay is 168 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. Considering the power difference, you'd expect the CR-V to use more fuel. Actually the Honda earns class-leading gas mileage (26 mpg city/32 mpg highway). Escapes earn 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. If you want better gas mileage, you can pay more for the Ford Escape Ecoboost engine. This raises power outlay to 179 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque, still not matching the Honda. The gas mileage is boosted to only 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, falling short of the Honda. Both have car-like handling, but the Honda does enjoy a tighter turn circle for tricky maneuvering.


Adding value to the package, the CR-V is bigger inside than the Escape. The Honda has 105.1 cubic feet of passenger volume. The Ford has only 98.1 cubic feet. Second-row passengers are sure to notice the difference. There are 40 inches of rear legroom in the CR-V vs. 36 inches in the Escape. To make it easy to access the backseat, the Honda's doors open at a 90-degree angle. Recently redesigned, the CR-V interior is thoroughly modern. Design details are rendered in high quality materials. Soft touches make the rider feel more at home.


If you bring along gear as well as your family, you'll want to know the cargo hold proportions. A CR-V hold measures 39.2 cubic feet, which is best in class. The Escape lags behind with 34.2 cubic feet in its hold. If you fold the seats, the difference continues. Escapes measure 68 cu.ft. while CR-Vs can handle 76 cu.ft. To some, Ford may appear to be just as large or even larger of the two, but when it comes to delivering on space for your belongings, the CR-V stands alone.

The best way to discover the 2018 Honda CR-V is to visit Honda of Chantilly. We've got a big selection, a knowledgeable staff, and helpful financing options. Come take a test drive and learn more.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

*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.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV for Sale in inventory


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