Compare 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CRV

There is a reason why customers come to Grieco Ford of Delray Beach looking for the 2018 Ford Escape. Here are some facts about the Ford Escape 2018 that will make you want it too.

Safety

Both the Escape and the CR-V have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

Warranty

There are almost 3 times as many Ford dealers as there are Honda dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Escape's warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Escape second among compact SUVs in their 2017 Initial Quality Study. The CR-V isn't in the top three.

J.D. Power and Associates' 2017 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Honda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 19 more problems per 100 vehicles, Honda is ranked 20th, below the industry average.

Engine

The Escape has more powerful engines than the CR-V:
Escape Titanium 2.0 Turbo 4 cyl delivers 245 HP with 275lbs. -ft of torque while CR-V EX / EX-L / Touring 1.5 Turbo 4 cyl only delivers 190 HP with 179 lbs. -ft torque.
On a test performed by Motor Trend the Escape Titanium was faster than the CR-V 1.5T.- The Ford Escape went from 0-60 MPH in 6.8 secs while the CR-V made it in 7.5 secs.

Fuel Economy and Range

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Escape EcoBoost's engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn't accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The CR-V doesn't offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Escape has 1.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the CR-V (15.7 vs. 14 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Passenger Space

The Escape has 1.8 inches more front legroom and 2.9 inches more rear hip room than the CR-V. For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Escape's rear seats recline. The CR-V's rear seats don't recline.

Which Ford Escape Model Is Right For Me?

If you're asking yourself this question is time to learn what the different Ford Escape models have to offer.

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