Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape

2018 Honda CR-V comparison

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape

184 hp


168 hp
180 lb-ft


170 lb-ft
26 mpg*

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy – City

21 mpg*
32 mpg*

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy – Highway

29 mpg
28 mpg*

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy – Combined

24 mpg

Which Crossover Should You Choose?

If you’re deciding between the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Ford Escape, the choice is clear. The CR-V outpaces the Escape in the following areas:

  • A roomier experience for passengers
  • The ability to haul more cargo with second row seats either up or down
  • An engine that’s both more efficient and more powerful

Interior and Performance Advantages

The Elgin area is a popular proving ground for crossovers, and the CR-V is a strong option for buyers who want a versatile interior. Let’s see how it compares in cargo and passenger volume with the Escape:

2018 Honda CR-V
39.2 cubic feet

Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row

34.3 cubic feet
75.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

67.8 cubic feet
105.9 cubic feet

Maximum Passenger Volume

98.1 cubic feet

As you can see, the CR-V comes out ahead in all those areas. It allows you to fit more groceries, sporting goods, and supplies for camping than the Escape. In addition, you’ll enjoy a more powerful and efficient engine in the base trim as well:

  • 2018 CR-V LX
    • Engine: 2.4L 4-Cylinder
    • Horsepower: 184 hp
    • Torque: 180 lb-ft
    • EPA Estimated Fuel Economy: 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway*
  • 2018 Escape S
    • Engine: 2.5L 4-Cylinder
    • Horsepower: 168 hp
    • Torque: 170 lb-ft
    • EPA Estimated Fuel Economy: 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway*

When you’re heading down Interstate 90 with a full load of passengers, you’ll appreciate that extra power, as well as the added savings at the pump.

Visit Brilliance Honda to Experience the CR-V

If you’d like to find out more about the 2018 CR-V, visit the crossover experts at Brilliance Honda in Crystal Lake. We can’t wait to show off the comfortable interior and efficient performance of this new model. Remember that we also carry a fine selection of affordable used CR-V models as well. Before you stop by, apply for financing to get preapproval on a great interest rate, and schedule a test drive to get behind the wheel of the new CR-V!

*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.

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Brilliance Honda
680 W. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014 United States
(815) 459-6400
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