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2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Toyota C-HR

While every once and a while, you are able to purchase a vehicle that is just for fun, it is more likely that if you're shopping for a new vehicle, you want something that is able to multi-task. If you want a vehicle that has plenty of interior space, powerful performance, and exciting features, take a look at the 2018 Ford Escape. All trim levels of the 2018 Ford Escape have a version of either Ford SYNC® or SYNC® 3. Both systems allow drivers to stay connected while still paying attention to the road, thanks to the Bluetooth® connectivity. On the SYNC® 3 system, Apple Car Play and Android Auto are added to make the intuitive system even easier. Test these systems and much more when you test drive the 2018 Ford Escape at Crossroads Ford Lincoln in Frankfort, KY.

While the 2018 Ford Escape is an excellent vehicle choice, there are plenty of other SUV options that are on the market. 2018 sees a brand-new addition to the class from Toyota. Comparing the 2018 Ford Escape vs the 2018 Toyota C-HR is a great way to determine which vehicle has the features that you need from a vehicle.

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Toyota C-HR

168 hp Horsepower 144 hp
2.5L Four-Cylinder Engine 2.0L Four-Cylinder
1500 lbs Towing Not Recommended
67.8 cu.ft. Maximum Cargo Space 36.4 cu.ft.

Advantages on the 2018 Ford Escape

Everyone knows that when it comes to looking for a new SUV, performance is important. The 2018 Ford Escape provides assurance that you're getting a vehicle that has plenty of power. In the 2018 Escape, the standard engine is a 2.5L Four-Cylinder that offers 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. This engine offers much more power than the 2018 Toyota C-HR, which has a 2.0L Four-Cylinder engine. From the standard engine, the 2018 C-HR can only provide 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. Of course, power isn't everything, and that is demonstrated by the 2018 Toyota C-HR's EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 29 mpg. In that respect, the 2017 Ford Escape trails behind with a combined fuel economy of 24 mpg.

A benefit to having a powerful vehicle is that it is likely going to be able to tow a trailer if you need it to. The incredible power in the 2018 Ford Escape gives it the ability to tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped, so if you have something that is particularly bulky that won't fit in the interior, you can hook up a trailer and go! However, thanks to the 67.8 cubic feet maximum cargo volume with the rear seats folded, it isn't likely you'll encounter many items that won't fit inside the vehicle. If you need all five seats for passengers, you still have a spacious 34.3 cubic feet to play with. In the 2018 Toyota C-HR, the interior cargo volume tops out at 36.4 cubic feet.

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