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2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Ford Escape driving on a brick road vs 2018 Honda HR-V driving on a highway

For most drivers, the hardest part of buying a new car is deciding between a myriad of options. Drivers, especially those who are looking for a crossover or SUV, are stuck wading through vehicle after vehicle, each one so incredibly similar that it can be hard to tell them apart at times. When you've found a vehicle that you're interested in, one way to determine if it is really the right choice for you it to compare it to another model. For example, drivers can compare the 2018 Ford Escape vs the 2018 Honda H-RV to determine which one provides them with the features and options that they want.

The 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Honda HR-V have many similarities, like available All-Wheel Drive, but there are also some differences. For one, the 2018 Ford Escape provides drivers with more interior cargo space, offering 34.2 cubic feet when both rows of seats are occupied, or 67.8 cubic feet when the second row is folded down. The 2018 Honda HR-V is only able to give drivers 24.3 cubic feet behind the second row, and 58.8 cubic feet when the seats are folded down. Learn more and explore the 2018 Ford Escape for yourself at Crossroads Ford Lincoln in Frankfort, KY.

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Honda HR-V

Three Engine Options One
179 hp Standard Horsepower 141 hp
Available AWD Available
67.8 cu.ft. Maximum Cargo Area 58.8 cu.ft.

Performance options on the 2018 Ford Escape

Even with a crossover, your vehicle's performance is an important aspect to consider. Drivers of the 2018 Honda HR-V and the 2018 Ford Escape are both treated to vehicles that have excellent performance, though it is expressed in different ways. The 2018 Honda HR-V only has one engine option where the 2018 Ford Escape boasts three. However, against all three engines on the 2018 Ford Escape, you'll have better fuel economy on the 2018 Honda HR-V, which provides a combined estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg, while the standard engine on the 2018 Ford Escape offers a combined estimated fuel economy of 24 mpg. While efficiency is important, it isn't the only thing to look for when it comes to performance. The standard engine on the 2018 Honda HR-V is a 1.8L four-cylinder that produces 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque.

While that is a decent amount of power, drivers who choose the 2018 Ford Escape get to experience 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque from the standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine. There are two other engines that drivers are also able to choose from, including a 1.5L EcoBoost® four-cylinder that provides 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, or a 2.0L EcoBoost® four-cylinder that is able to churn out 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. No matter which engine you end up with, the 2018 Ford Escape provides something that the 2018 Honda HR-V doesn't on all three engines. Drivers are able to tow between 1,500 pounds on the 2.5L four-cylinder, 2,000 pounds on the 1.5L EcoBoost®, and 3,500 pounds with the 2.0L EcoBoost® engine on the 2018 Ford Escape when properly equipped.