2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CR-V

The Ford Escape lineup has been one of the most popular Ford SUV lineups ever since its debut during the 2001 model year. It’s been able to maintain that popularity over the years thanks to Ford consistently and continuously upgrading, updating and improving it each and ever model year since it burst onto the scene.

The 2018 model year is no different for the new Escape, as Ford gave it an all-new trim level – the 2018 Ford Escape SEL – to go along with style updates, feature enhancements and capability improvements. Suffice it to say, the 2018 Ford Escape, which is available now at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, will continue the lineup’s longstanding popularity. To prove that point, we put together this 2018 Ford Escape versus 2018 Honda CR-V head-to-head model comparison.

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Honda CR-V

$23,940 Base MSRP $25,125
Three Number of Engine Options Two
245 Horsepower & 275 Pound-Feet Torque Max Power Ratings 190 Horsepower & 180 Pound-Feet Torque
3500 lbs. Max Towing Rating 1500 lbs.

New Ford Escape Gives You a Wider Range of Engine Choices and More Towing Capability than the New Honda CR-V – All at a Lower Price

Given the dominance displayed by the 2018 Ford Escape lineup over the 2018 Honda CR-V lineup in the bottom three rows of the comparison table above, the second row probably took some by surprise. But those are accurate figures as the new Ford Escape lineup really does have a lower starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) than the new Honda CR-V lineup. And in case you don’t like to do math, the difference between the two starting MSRPs is $1,185.

With that affordability advantage out of the way, let’s now look at all of the other ways the 2018 Ford Escape lineup is superior to the 2018 Honda CR-V lineup. As you can see in the table, those ways are many, as the new Ford Escape lineup gives you a wider range of engines to choose from, higher max horsepower and torque ratings, and far more towing capability. And those are just the powertrain capability advantages of the 2018 Escape lineup. Once you dig a little deeper, you’ll see the new Escape lineup also offers smarter technology features, more advanced safety and driver assistance features, a better looking exterior, and a far more comfortable and functional interior.

To learn more about everything offered by the 2018 Ford Escape lineup, please contact our staff here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL.