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2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CR-V

red 2018 Ford Escape and a silver 2018 Honda CR-V in a comparison image

Drivers looking for a compact crossover need a little bit of everything. Attractive fuel efficiency to make the daily commute less damaging for your pocket book, plenty of interior space, and good looks besides are all features that can make a difference in the car buying process. In this 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CR-V comparison, we are going to look at two attractive models that can meet the needs of busy drivers.

In the base models, the 2018 Ford Escape offers a slightly lower starting MSRP, while still offering competitive functionality. However, in upper trims the Escape begins to shine even more. Not only does this model offer three engines (compared to just two on the Honda) but it also has an available Wi-Fi hotspot and offers the top towing potential in this comparison when properly equipped. Keep reading below to learn more about how these two models stack up, or explore our new Escape inventory.

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2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CR-V
$23,940 Starting MSRP $24,150
3 Engine Options 2
Available Wi-Fi Hotspot N/A
3,500 pounds Max. Towing 1,500 pounds

Technology and Towing on the 2018 Ford Escape

Both models in this 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda CR-V comparison come with simple infotainment systems in their base models that gets more advanced as you move up the trims. The elite infotainment system on the 2018 Honda CR-V is Display Audio, while the 2018 Ford Escape is available with the elite Ford SYNC 3. While both of these technology systems offer standard advantages like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, or a rearview camera, the Ford is the only model in this comparison that is available with a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Another unique advantage that the 2018 Ford Escape brings to the road is its confident towing capability. Base models of the 2018 Escape and the 2018 CR-V can both tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped. However, when equipped with its advanced 1.5-liter turbocharged engine (standard on the second-level SE trim) the 2018 Ford Escape can haul up to 2,000 pounds. With the top-of-the-line 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine standard on the Titanium trim the 2018 Ford Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2018 Ford Escape in the Scottsboro, AL area, contact a member of the Harbin Automotive sales team today or explore our new Escape inventory online.

 

front view of a black 2018 Ford Escape, white background
profile of a black 2018 Ford Escape, white background
black and white interior seating of the 2018 Ford Escape
infotainment screen in the 2018 Ford Escape