Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape

Many drivers seeking a new SUV look for spacious cabins, user-friendly features, and a dependable performance. With these things in mind, two options you could consider are the Escape and CR-V. However, one model may be a better fit for your travels in Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish than the other.

We’ll help you decide which one in this Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V comparison. See what each vehicle has to offer. Then, feel free to contact Honda of Slidell if you have any questions.

Escape vs CR-V Interior Space

Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape

While the 2019 Ford Escape and 2019 Honda CR-V are compact SUVs, they offer large amounts of space inside their cabins.

Each vehicle seats five people among two rows. With the CR-V, you get 39.2 inches of rear headroom and 40.4 inches of rear legroom. Plus, with 105.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, you’ll have more than enough space to comfortably stretch out—no matter where you sit.

Unfortunately, the Escape isn’t quite as spacious. It offers 39 inches of rear headroom, 37.3 inches of rear legroom, and just 98.7 cubic feet of passenger volume. As a result, your taller passengers may feel a bit more cramped inside this SUV.

Furthermore, the Honda CR-V offers tons of cargo space. With 39.2 cubic feet with the rear seat up and 75.8 cubic feet when it’s down, you can easily fit grocery bags, luggage, and other belongings.

Meanwhile, the Ford Escape has just 34 cubic feet behind the first row and 68 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row to work with.

Features in the Ford vs Honda SUVs

Then, there are tons of features inside these vehicles to help keep your rides more enjoyable.

For example, the 2019 Escape and 2019 Honda CR-V offer heated front seats to help keep you warm on particularly cold nights. The CR-V also offers a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support. Not only can you quickly get comfy behind the wheel, but the memory function makes it easy to trade off driving duties with someone else.

The Escape offers a memory function, too. However, it has a 10-way power driver’s seat, which doesn’t offer quite the flexibility as found in the Honda model.

However, both models have some easy-to-use technologies, including the available Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ smartphone integration. To use, simply plug your phone into the vehicle’s USB port. You can then pull up directions, send a quick text, and more—all without needing to mess with your phone while driving.

2019 Escape vs 2019 CR-V Performance Specs

Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape

Finally, each of these SUVs provide a comfortable ride and composed handling—making them great everyday automobiles.

The Honda CR-V comes standard with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. For a bit more power on the road, there’s the available 1.5L 4-cylinder. This engine delivers 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque along with the acceleration you need to handle the city streets or open highways with ease.

The Ford Escape, on the other hand, comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. As a result, you may not have the power you need to handle various driving scenarios.

In addition, the CR-V can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG in the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims.* With numbers like these, you can get to work, run errands, and hit up that new restaurant in town before needing to stop and refuel.

Unfortunately, you may be refueling more often in the Escape since that vehicle achieves up to an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG.

Which Compact SUV Is Right for You?

The 2019 Ford Escape is certainly a noteworthy automobile. However, the 2019 Honda CR-V is more spacious, feature-rich, and fuel-efficient.

To better decide if this compact SUV is right for you, schedule a test drive at Honda of Slidell. Who knows? You could be driving home to Slidell, Picayune, or St. Tammany Parish in a brand-new ride before you know it!



*26 city/32 highway/28 combined MPG rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined MPG rating for AWD LX trims. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined MPG rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined MPG rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2019 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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