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2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Honda CR-V

Green 2019 Ford Escape on a Country Road vs Blue 2019 Honda CR-V in a Driveway

A versatile, capable, athletic and family-friendly entry in the compact crossover segment, the 2019 Ford Escape will go toe to toe with world-class competitors at every turn. Armed with an arsenal of power-packed engine options, a spacious, family-friendly cabin and a smorgasbord of features, the Ford Escape checks all the boxes. Take a closer look at how the Ford-brand crossover stacks up against a top-tier competitor in this 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Honda CR-V comparison.

Families who opt into the Ford family of vehicles will find that the 2019 Ford Escape can be tailored to fit your lifestyle with four trim levels – S, SE, SEL and Titanium – that make room for five passengers in complete comfort. Whether you are running errands or have larger chores to do, the Ford Escape will fit the bill with 34 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row that will transform into 68 cubic feet with the rear seats laid flat.

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2019 Ford Escape VS 2019 Honda CR-V
$24,105 Starting Price $24,350
2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Base Engine 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder
3 Number of Engine Options 2
3,500 Pounds Towing Capacity 1,500 Pounds

What Are the Differences Between the 2019 Ford Escape and the 2019 Honda CR-V?

Price is an important element of any automotive debate and the Ford Escape comes out on top in this 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Honda CR-V comparison. Stock Ford Escape S trim levels can start at just $24,105 and feature a laundry list of standard features that include a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® LCD display, Bluetooth capabilities, automatic headlights, Ford MyKey® teen driver technology, a rearview camera, a six-speaker sound system, Ford AppLink and 17-inch steel wheels.

An upgrade to the Ford Escape SE, SEL and Titanium will improve your daily commute with the addition of an 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system that features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and FordPass™ Connect in-vehicle Wi-Fi capabilities. The Escape Titanium grade will add luxury to your drive with heated front seats, a power liftgate, a 10-speaker Sony sound system, 19-inch wheels, Xenon headlights, remote start, a premium leather interior, advanced safety systems and a panoramic sunroof.

When it comes to power, performance and fuel economy, the Ford Escape sets itself apart from competitors with a trio of potent powertrains. Armed with Ford EcoBoost® engine technology, the Ford Escape boasts unrivaled power without sacrificing fuel economy. When equipped for towing, the Ford Escape will tow an impressive 3,500 pounds of cargo – a number that the Honda CR-V cannot match with a lackluster 1,500-pound towing capacity. Honda CR-V editions are available with two capable, fuel-efficient powertrains – the standard 184-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder and the 190-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.

Ford Escape Engine and Fuel-Economy Specs

  • 168-Horsepower 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission – 24 MPG Combined
  • 179-Horsepower 1.5-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission – 26 MPG Combined
  • 245-Horsepower 2.0-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission – 25 MPG Combined


Blue 2019 Ford Escape on a City Street in Snow
2019 Ford Escape Panoramic Sunroof
Silver 2019 Ford Escape Rear Exterior in a Driveway
2019 Ford Escape Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Ford SYNC 3 Touchscreen Display