2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Ford Escape

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Between the Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape, the Honda CR-V is the SUV that Chicago-area drivers need. It has fantastic safety features for Oak Lawn families, great fuel economy for Cicero commuters, and the zippy handling to weave through Chicago traffic with ease.

Safety

Between the Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V, the CR-V has the stronger set of safety features. Higher trims feature a Collision Mitigation Braking System to prevent potential accidents, while the Escape lacks the advanced features. Additionally, the CR-V earned "Good" overall ratings from the IIHS. The Ford Escape only earned an "Acceptable" rating.

Performance

When customers look at Ford vs. Honda, they'll notice the difference in performance immediately.
  • The CR-V (2WD 2.4L engine/automatic transmission) generates an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city*, while the Escape only produces 21 city mpg (2.5L engine/automatic transmission).
  • The CR-V offers a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to maximize efficiency, while the Escape does not offer this feature at all.
  • The CR-V even earned Motor Trend's 2018 Sport Utility of the Year** award, but the Escape has never won this honor.

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*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.
**http://www.motortrend.com/awards/best-suv-of-the-year/