Comparison - Honda CR-V EX-L 2018 - vs - Ford Escape SEL 2018

General

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Also called:

Mercury Mariner

Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
30,850
Updated: 
10 Feb 2018
29,450
Updated: 
17 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
15.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Sandstorm (metallic)
#8F8A84
Molten Lava (pearl)
#561302
Basque Red (pearl ll)
#2B0A0D
Obsidian Blue
#171C57
Dark Olive (metallic)
#3A361B
Crystal Black
#252525
Gunmetal
#3E4653
Modern Steel
#717171
Lunar Silver
#A7A7A5
White Diamond
#FDFDFC
Color: 
Canyon Ridge Metallic
#9E735B
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C0BFC4
Lightning Blue Metallic
#34496F
Magnetic Metallic
#646368
Oxford White
#DDDEDE
Shadow Black
#303030
White Gold Metallic
#BBB5AB

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

We're torn between the EX and the EX-L. The latter has desirable luxury features such as leather upholstery, a programmable power liftgate and a premium audio system. We liked it enough to buy one for our long-term test fleet.

PROS
Turbocharged engine delivers a rare combination of thrift and zest
Roomy interior with cavernous cargo capacity for this class
Rides comfortably yet handles corners athletically
Plentiful and thoughtful storage areas

CONS
Optional navigation system isn't as reliable as expected
Base LX's engine is weaker and thirstier than the turbo
Touchscreen can be finicky to use and lacks a separate tuning knob

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Honda CR-V ranked #1 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Honda CR-V has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Cavernous cargo area
High-quality cabin
Supple ride
Good crash test scores

Cons
Few standard features

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice.

Pros
Does nearly everything right
Exceptionally roomy interior
Good value
Lots of safety gear
Upscale feel

Cons
Odd styling
LX lacks important features
Hardly fun to drive
No high-performance version, if that matters

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Ford Escape ranked #2 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 56 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Sporty handling
Premium interior with user-friendly tech
Good safety score and great predicted reliability rating
Above-average cargo space

Cons
Unimpressive fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Escape is fundamentally unchanged for 2018, but there are some tweaks to the lineup and to its standard-equipment offerings.The SEL comes standard with leather-trimmed seating, a power liftgate, heated exterior mirrors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and LED running lights.

Pros
Graceful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine,
smooth ride,
attractive and intuitive infotainment system.

Cons
Less rear-seat and cargo space than the class leaders,
turbo engines return mediocre fuel economy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.

Pros
Tough-hatch lines
Ample cargo bin
Wonderfully taut handling
Tech options aplenty
Brisk 2.0-liter acceleration

Cons
Busy, space-robbing dash
Firm seats, if you’re not into that
Not much SUV, if you’re into that
Optimistic EPA ratings

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
1.50L
Torque: 
179ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
177ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
190hp
at 5 600rpm
179hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
38.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Keyless Ignition
Keyless ignition
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Rear Parking Sensors
Destination Download
Mobile Internet (Browser)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
180.60in
178.10in
Width: 
73.00in
72.40in
Height: 
66.50in
66.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
7.80in
Front Track: 
62.90in
61.50in
Rear Track: 
63.50in
61.60in
Wheel Base: 
104.70in
105.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
39.90
Front Hip Room: 
55.10in
54.50in
Front Leg Room: 
41.30in
43.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
55.90in
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.00
Rear Hip Room: 
49.50in
52.40in
Rear leg room: 
40.40in
37.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.60in
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.80cu.ft
68.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
39.20cu.ft
34.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
3492.00lbs
3678.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket front seats
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Reverse-Linked Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer with Heated Wiper Zone
Instrument Panel-Mounted Shifter
Leather Steering Wheel
Sliding Sunvisors
Conversation Mirror with Sunglasses Holder
Lockable Glove Compartment
Floor Mats
Driver-Side Garment Hook
Interior Air Filtration
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
180 Watts Stereo Output
8 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof Rails
Fin-Type Roof-Mounted Antenna
Body-Colored Roofline Spoiler with Integrated Brake Light
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
Power Tailgate with Programmable Height
Rear Privacy Glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
17
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
2 Front Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Turn signal mirrors
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
1.5L EcoBoost Class II Trailer Tow Package
Equipment Group 300A
Safe And Smart Package
Sel Sport Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Splash Guards (VP)
Black Roof Rail Cross Bars
Power Panoramic Vista Roof
Interior Options: 
All Weather Floor Mats
Interior Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Protector
Smoker's Package (Fleet)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Leather
#222222
Ivory Leather
#B4A89A
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#434343