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Vehicle Comparisons

2018 Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape

From family-friendly vehicles to dependable commuter cars, compact SUVs like the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Ford Escape can be great vehicles for any driver in Miami, Hialeah, and Doral. But which one is right for you? Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape

To help answer that question, our team at Braman Honda Miami created this Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape comparison. To learn more about each vehicle and discover which is best for you, check out our comparison below…


One of the main reasons to choose a crossover instead of a sedan is for the interior space. Both vehicles can comfortably sit five people, but they might have a better time in the 2018 CR-V, especially in the back seat. While the 2018 Escape offers 37.3 inches of rear legroom, the CR-V features 40.4 inches.

If you’re more interested in hauling cargo instead of passengers, either of these sedans can oblige. Fold the rear seats down in the Escape, and you can enjoy an impressive 68 cubic feet of cargo space. However, the CR-V can do better with 75.8 cubic feet. The Escape can’t match that, and neither can any other crossover—the CR-V’s cargo volume is the best in its class.

Honda CR-V Models


The base trims for each of these crossovers come with more power than you might think. With the Escape, you can enjoy 168 horsepower right from the get-go with its 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. However, the Honda CR-V can surpass that with its 2.4L i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine that offers an incredible 184 horsepower.

On all other trim levels for the CR-V, it gets a turbo upgrade to its engine, bringing the horsepower up to 190. You can upgrade the Ford Escape’s engine with turbo, as well, but the brute strength it adds comes at too great a cost.

Fuel Economy

Honda CR-V vs Ford EscapeHonda has developed a reputation for efficiency, and the CR-V is no exception. The CR-V gets an EPA-estimated 26 city MPG and an EPA-estimated 32 highway MPG. ¹ The most powerful Escape pays the price for its strength in fuel economy, only earning an EPA-estimated 23 combined MPG. Even the most fuel-efficient Escape can only muster an EPA-estimated 24 combined MPG, making the CR-V more efficient in every way.

How to Choose Your Ideal SUV

As you can see, the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape are impressive SUVs. This comparison can give you an idea as to which car is better, but you’ll still need to experience both for yourself to ensure you choose the right one for your specific needs.

If you’re considering the 2018 Honda CR-V, then take a closer look at it at Braman Honda Miami. Don’t wait. Schedule your test drive to learn how this SUV can enhance your trips throughout Miami, Hialeah, and Doral today!


¹26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT models. 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. 27city/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.

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