2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

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The unstoppable and precisely engineered SUV creation of Ford, the 2018 Ford Escape, and the golden child of the Honda SUV, the 2018 Honda CR-V, both have the power and space to please millions of drivers across the globe, but which of these rivals should gain your trust? Sadly, on most budgets, you can’t have both in your garage, so a choice must be made, and it’s time to use the cold hard facts to make it.

Whose design was made to catch your eye first? Whose ability leaves the best impression on any road you decide to travel? Whose innovative technology outshines the rest? These are the questions that will guide you to a winner of your heart and devotion. Both may be SUVs, but Ford’s expertise on power and the 2018 Escape’s lower starting price, and fascinating design choices may just make an easier decision for certain drivers.


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Technology

Innovation what separates the good from the great. These are the features that don’t just make a vehicle excel, but completely outshine everything in its class with its purely classless individuality. The 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Honda CR-V both contain their fair amount of innovation, but its how they use that innovation that truly matters.

2018 Ford Escape

The 2018 Ford Escape has truly pushed itself to the next level in technology and safety that are the epitome of comfort and convenience.

Starting with technology, the 2018 Escape offers a plethora of innovative features. SYNC 3 is state of the art voice-activated technology that has smartphone and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity and a touchscreen with navigation options. It is as sleek as the Escape itself and as well as very comprehensible and convenient. Ford pass is also available and will easily help you find parking, compare fuel prices, receive your car stats, and even lock, unlock, and start your vehicle.

Moving on to safety there is also plenty of innovation options. BLIS radar alert system will use the best technology available to alert you to any changes in multiple areas including your sensitive blind spot. The Lane-keeping system will always keep you in line and help you avoid a large number of potential accidents. Lastly, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support will simply melt all your driving worries away by making your ride a true ally in your safety awareness.

Purchase the safe and smart package, and you will get most of these features standard along with rain sensing wipers and auto high-beams. Overall, not many can beat the Ford Escape in innovative features and technology.

2018 Honda CR-V

Honda as a dealership has always prided itself on innovation and bringing the latest automotive technology to life. The 2018 Honda CR-V does not disappoint its makers in any way when it comes to innovation. Its heated seating options make it comfortable, the adaptable safety sensing features make it comforting, and the fifty plus technology features you can add to your CR-V helps to conform this vehicle to your every need.

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Performance

2018 Ford Escape

With three engines to power the Ford Escape 2018 edition, you will get a completely customized driving experience. Which engine you get does depend on the trim level though. However, this is just about minor preferences, since you can’t go wrong with any of these engines.

Standard with all models is the 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine contains reliable 165 hp and 170 ft-lb of torque. With intake variable cam timing (i-VCT) control is never an issue. Overall, the power will please your everyday traveler who needs to get to work on the weekday and to the beach on the weekend.

Upgrade, and you can get the 1.5 L 4-cylinder engine with an even greater horsepower of 179.

Lastly, if you want the maximum power output get the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 245 hp to get all the best features for optimal performance. The Twin-Scroll technology, in particular, will gather exhaust to get a level of performance most only dream of having.

The 2018 Ford Escape when properly equipped, hauls up to 3,500 pounds. Mastering control the Escape also introduces impressive handing tech like torque vectoring controls along with curves controls to handle all those turns cleanly. Also available is the AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control to keep you perfectly stable on every type of road, especially if you get the optional four-wheel drive. The six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift is also pretty handy for handling. You will never feel out of control at the wheel of a 2018 Ford Escape.

2018 Honda CR-V

The 2018 Honda CR-V has a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine in both forward-wheel driver and all-wheel drive. These engines offer 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. They also offer a Single Scroll Turbo and Internal Wastegate, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CTV), and Eco and Hill Start Assist. Overall, it is a fairly impressive engine with a lot going for it to give the 2018 CR-V plenty of raw potential with its ability.

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Design

You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but you most certainly can judge a car by its design choices. The 2018 Ford Escape is a bit smaller than the 2018 Honda CR-V, but both are surprisingly similar despite that the Escape is sharp, while the CR-V is smooth. Both are class acts when it comes to style, but the 2018 Escape steps up by giving off a bit more unique hatchback approach to its design.

2018 Ford Escape

The 2018 Ford Escape is fairly inspired by the hatchback in order to separate itself from the generic SUV format, and it worked out very well since each curve and its slightly smaller size gives off a refined atmosphere for the Escape of 2018. It is big enough to fit exactly what you need without being intimidating. That being said it also gives off a strong impression of dependability at its best. It is the type of SUV that design alone can tell you that it will age well in the years to come. Inside, the seating is supported and compact to make room for a bold dashboard that encases the front seat in a hug of ideal control. The seats are also thin, modern, and form-fitting for optimal styling.

2018 Honda CR-V

The 2018 Honda CR-V is as smooth as it gets with when it comes to automotive appearances. The shine on this 2018 Honda is so clean just a picture of it would blind you. The color options only help to distinguish the smoothness further. The front is well formatted with separated honeycomb-style grille and a bold and cohesive silver line right under the hood which connects the two curved headlights in the most attractive fashion possible. The inside is not just modern, but almost futuristic with its perfectly separated seating and convenient control center. Although they seem supportive, it at the very least doesn’t look comfortable enough for a long drive.

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