As demand for stylish family cars continues to rise, the competition in the crossover segment continues to grow. The 2018 Honda CR-V, which is available at Don Wessel Honda, and the 2018 Ford Escape are considered two of the most competitive models. While both of these vehicles have pros and cons, the 2018 Honda CR-V seems to always come out on top.
Though the Ford Escape offers an ample amount of storage thanks to its large cargo bin, when it comes to actual cargo space, the CR-V comes out on top with 39.2 cubic feet compared to the Escape’s 34.3 cubic feet. This means you can haul around more with the CR-V.
When it comes to power, both the Ford and the Honda crossover offer interesting options. If you’re looking for a bit more oomph when you hit the gas pedal, though, the CR-V is the better choice. Its standard 2.4-liter engine offers 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque compared to the Escape’s 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.
To make things even sweeter, despite having more power, the Honda CR-V still manages to get better gas mileage than the Escape. The CR-V earns an estimated 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.* Those are impressive numbers compared to the Ford’s 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.*
Take the 2018 Honda CR-V for a test drive at Don Wessel Honda.
*26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX models. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring models. 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.
*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.