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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Ford Escape
S
MSRP
$23,940
Invoice
$23,102
Average Price Paid
$22,909
9,179 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
MSRP
$28,450
Invoice
$26,707
Average Price Paid
$26,461
9,520 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Ford Escape
S
Fair Price
$23,390
Good Price
$22,282
Great Price
$21,648
2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Fair Price
$27,258
Good Price
$25,891
Great Price
$25,109

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Ford Escape
S
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,620
139 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,065
62 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Ford Escape
S
Andrew Newton Preview:

Currently in its third generation, the Ford Escape compact crossover SUV competes with the likes of the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Santa Fe. Despite its adventurous-sounding ...

2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Honda redesigned its compact CR-V crossover in 2017 to critical acclaim, earning it a case-full of industry awards. Fresh off of that successful launch, it slides into 2018 with no maj...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Ford Escape
S
50
writes:
I hated it. I thought I was a Ford gal because I had been driving my 1999 Explorer for 13 years. I test drove ...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Nissan Kicks SV FWD better.
"It is smaller & cuter"
Value Ranked 2018 Nissan Kicks SV FWD better.
"It is way cheaper & built better & gets better mileage."
30
writes:
Nice looking car and the 2.0 engine has plenty of power. My only complaint is the paint. The paint is very che...
260
writes:
I just dont like it, im not happy with it. Ive had it for 3 days, it has 17 miles on it, it pools to either si...
Handling Ranked 2018 Ford Edge SEL AWD better.
"It was smoother, didnt have the vibration, as i do with the Escape."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Ford Edge SEL AWD better.
"All around a better choice, smoother ride, quieter, comfort,and more room. "
2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
20
writes:
Purchased new and after 10K miles has gasoline mixing with oil. No fix from Honda, only frequent oil changes. ...
Handling Ranked 2018 Mazda CX-5 better.
"possible different dampening setting and or suspension components. "
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Mazda CX-5 better.
"The Mazda CX-5 has leatherette in its seats around the outer area in the mid trim level. The CR-V in the mid trim level only has cloth. "
30
writes:
Good mileage and roomy backseat, but electronics not very good and overall very noisy cabin.
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid SEL FWD worse.
"Big back seats with lot of room"
Family Car Ranked 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid SEL FWD worse.
"Larger cabin"
writes:
Great value, really nice to drive and handle. Best value.
Would Buy Ranked 2018 MINI Countryman Cooper ALL4 AWD worse.
"Price was a factor and took in consideration cost of maintenance. "

Specs

2018 Ford Escape
S
2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.7 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
168 hp @ 6,000 RPM
190 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
170 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
179 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
10.3:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 37.3 in 40.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 34 cu ft 39.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,068 lbs 1,091 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 178.1 in 180.6 in
Width 81.8 in 73 in
Height 66.3 in 66.5 in
Wheelbase 105.9 in 104.7 in

Available Options

2018 Ford Escape
S

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Metallic
  • Cinnamon Glaze Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Lightning Blue Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black
  • White Gold Metallic

Option Packages

  • Wheels: 17" Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum
2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Basque Red Pearl II
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Dark Olive Metallic
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Molten Lava Pearl
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Sandstorm Metallic
  • White Diamond Pearl

Option Packages

  • Tires: P235/55R19 101H
  • Wheels: 19" Diamond-Cut Alloy

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