Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V

Compare the 2019 Ford Escape to the 2019 Honda CR-V Here in Cadillac MI

Two popular choices in the compact crossover segment have always been the Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V.  It's easy to see why so many drivers have a hard time deciding between these two, so we put together this quick comparison so you can see exactly why the Ford Escape is the right choice for you in the Houghton area. You'll be able to compare features like performance, technology, and safety right here so you don't have to waste your time shopping around for the right one!

Performance & Engines

When it comes to engines, the Ford Escape offers numerous options for you to pick from. You'll get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a 1.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder offering 245 horsepower. The Honda CR-V only offers two engines, a 2.4-liter inline-four cylinder and a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. While the Honda CR-V does offer better gas mileage, you'll miss out on the powerhouse available engines with the Ford Escape. The Ford Escape's 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine provides you with unexpected power and thrills, without breaking your budget.

Both SUVs come standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available as an extra feature.


The Ford Escape offers you a few infotainment options starting with the SYNC system included standard. Most drivers opt for the available SYNC 3® system that brings you a touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, satellite radio, a Sony 10-speaker sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an extra USB port. The Honda CR-V offers a 5-inch display screen standard and similarly to the Escape it offers an available touchscreen system. You'll also find Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD radio, and three extra USB ports. You'll have to spend even more to get navigation and voice recognition.

Safety Features

When it comes to safety and driver assistance technology, the Ford Escape is the perfect choice for you. Each SUV offers numerous features, and the Ford Escape offers the Safe and Smart package that brings you adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, high-beam assist, and even rain-sensing wiper blades. The Honda CR-V offers the Honda Sensing system that includes collision mitigation braking, road-departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and lane keep assist.

Each SUV brings a standard rearview camera, but you'll be sure to pick the Ford Escape for it's affordability and versatility when it comes to getting the driver assistance and safety technology you're looking for.

Styling and Design

These two SUVs are fairly similar when it comes to exterior and interior dimensions, though the Honda CR-V is slightly longer. Both SUVs offer a classic design that you'll easily recognize on the streets of Michigan. The interior is where the Ford Escape really shines, offering a slightly roomier interior with seating for up to five. Even though both SUVs seat five, typically you'll find the most comfortable setup is seating for four adults. Each SUV offers upgrades for your premium feel like leather upholstery and more.

Test Drive a New Ford Escape

When you're ready to compare the Ford Escape to the Honda CR-V here in the Roscommon MI area, then come see us here at Fox Cadillac Ford! We're sure that once you sit behind the wheel of this capable SUV, you'll fall in love. With features for everyone to enjoy, you can't go wrong with a new Ford Escape in Michigan.