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2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Honda CR-V: An SUV Comparison

If you’re on the hunt for a stylish, family-friendly SUV, you’ve most likely come across the Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V. Both are extremely popular and reliable vehicles, but which one is best for your family? To help you decide, the product experts at Westlie Ford have crafted this 2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Honda CR-V vehicle comparison guide for your research convenience.

For the purposes of this comparison, we’ll be looking at the 2019 Ford Escape Titanium, starting at $32,620 MSRP, and the Honda CR-V EX-L, starting at $29,750 MSRP.  

If your heart is already set on the new Ford Escape, be sure to browse our 2019 Escape inventory to view all models for sale at our dealership in Washougal, WA. If you are in need of additional information regarding the 2019 Ford Escape, view our in-depth Escape hub research page. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give our Westlie team a call at (360) 602-2490 and we’ll happily assist you!

Performance & Towing Capabilities

For undeniable power and handling, go with the 2019 Ford Escape! The Escape boasts a far superior towing capacity compared to the 2019 Honda CR-V. View engine and performance details below.

2019 Ford Escape Titanium - Lightning Blue

2019 Ford Escape Titanium

Engine2.0L EcoBoost® I4
Horsepower245 HP
Torque275 lb.-ft.
Towing Capacity3,500 lbs.
2019 Honda CR-V EX-L

2019 Ford Escape Titanium

Engine1.5L Turbocharged I4
Horsepower190 HP
Torque179 lb.-ft.
Towing Capacity1,500 lbs.
2019 Ford Escape Interior Front View


Both the Escape and CR-V boast refined interiors, but the 2019 Ford Escape Titanium simply has the advancements you’re looking for. View interior features below!

  • Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Ice Blue® instrument panel cluster lighting
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Carpeted floor mats, first and second-row
2019 Ford Escape Exterior Safety Sensors


Both SUVs boast advanced safety features, but you’ll surely be impressed by the NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating earned by the Ford Escape. The 2019 Escape includes several exclusive safety features you simply won’t find on the Honda CR-V, including:

  • Personal Safety System™
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist with Parallel Parking, Park Out Assist, Reverse Perpendicular Parking, and Forward and Side Sensing Systems
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™)
2019 Ford Escape Interior Infotainment Screen


You and your family will be connected and entertained every mile of the way in the new 2019 Ford Escape thanks to the following advanced tech features:

  • 10-speaker Sony® audio system
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment interface
  • SYNC® Enhanced Voice Recognition
  • FordPass® Connect
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with Pinch-to-Zoom Capability, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®

Schedule a Test Drive

Can you see yourself cruising down the highway in the captivating new 2019 Ford Escape? Schedule a test drive today at our dealership in Washougal, WA, to take this SUV for a spin! If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us online or give our team a call at (360) 602-2490.

2019 Ford Escape Exterior driving countryside

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Honda CR-V in Washougal, WA

Is your family in need of a versatile and dependable SUV with innovative tech and advanced safety systems? Great options to think about are Ford SUVs and Honda SUVs. To help you slim down your options, the product specialists at Westlie Ford in Washougal, WA have take to popular compact SUVs and put them head-to-head: the new 2018 Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V. Continue reading to find out which one has the features your family needs!

In this comparison, we’re comparing the 2018 Ford Escape SE, starting at $25,700 MSRP, to the 2018 Honda CR-V LX, starting at $24,250 MSRP.

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: Performance & Towing

While the 2018 Escape and 2018 CR-V are perfectly reliable SUVs for daily driving, when it comes to towing, the new Escape far outperforms the new CR-V. Offering 2,000 lbs. more in towing capability, the 2018 Escape is ideal for weekend projects and family excursions. View additional performance details for these two compact SUVs in the following table.

2018 Ford Escape SESUV2018 Honda CR-V LX
1.5L EcoBoost® with Auto Start-StopEngine2.4L i-VTEC® 4-cyl.
179 HPHorsepower184 HP
177 lb.-ft.Torque180 lb.-ft.
6-speed automatic with SelectShift® capabilityTransmissionCVT
FWD; optional Intelligent 4WDDrivetrain2WD; optional AWD
3,500 lbs.Max. Towing Capacity*1,500 lbs.

*when properly equipped

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: Technology

While the new Honda CR-V does offer several innovative tech features, our experts believe you’ll prefer the new Ford Escape thanks to its user-friendly infotainment system and connectivity features. 2018 Escape technology features include:

  • SYNC® Enhanced Voice Recognition Communication and Entertainment System
  • AM/FM single CD/MP3 with six speakers
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • SiriusXM® Traffic with Travel Link®
  • Optional SYNC® Connect
  • Optional voice-activated touchscreen navigation with pinch-to-zoom capability

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: Interior & Cargo

Whether you choose the new Ford Escape or the new Honda CR-V, you’ll get comfortable seating for up to five passengers. The new Escape also delivers 68 cu. ft. of cargo space. While the new CR-V offers slightly more cargo space, you’ll enjoy more front legroom when you choose the Escape, as well as a multitude of comfort and convenience features, including:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 10-way power driver seat
  • 60/40 split-fold-flat rear seat backs
  • Steering wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Eight cup holders
  • Message center and trip computer
  • Chrome door release levers
  • Optional Panoramic Vista Roof®
  • Optional partial leather-trimmed sport seats

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: Safety

The new 2018 CR-V and new 2018 Escape are both exceptionally safe SUVs loaded with advanced safety features; however, our specialists prefer the Escape over the CR-V due to several Ford-exclusive safety systems. View safety features of the new Escape below.

  • Personal Safety System™ with dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags
  • Safety Canopy® System
  • Belt-Minder®
  • Rear view camera
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™)
  • SecuriCode™ Keyless-Entry Keypad
  • SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of the impressive new 2018 Ford Escape? Explore our new inventory, and then schedule a test drive with your favorite model at our Ford dealership in Washougal, WA. If you have any questions, get in touch with the Westlie Ford team using our contact form or by calling (360) 602-2490.

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