2019 Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V | Ford Denver

Back to back view comparing the 2019 Ford Escape to the 2019 Honda CR-V 
When you are in the market for a new compact SUV, it's wise to examine the differences between the 2019 Ford Escape and Honda CR-V. Both of these vehicles have a lot to offer busy families, but which SUV is the best choice for you? Let's take an in-depth look at the Ford Escape in comparison to the Honda CR-V to get the answers you seek.

2019 Ford Escape


Front Side Exterior of a dark green 2019 Ford Escape driving around a curve through some trees

Price


The 2019 Ford Escape price starts at $24,105. From there, you can upgrade to a midlevel SE for a starting price of $26,500 or the SEL trim for $28,445. The top of the line Titanium model begins at $32,620.

Fuel Economy


The base Escape model has an estimated 21 city/29 hwy mpg. With the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, you receive better fuel economy at 22 city/29 hwy mpg instead. The best fuel economy comes from the 1.5-liter engine that delivers 23 city/30 hwy mpg.

Safety


Back Side Exterior of a dark green 2019 Ford Escape parked on grassy knoll by a river


The IIHS awarded the 2019 Ford Escape with the highest Good rating among four crash tests. It also received an Acceptable rating in the driver-side small overlap front test as well as how well the lights illuminate. The NHTSA awarded the Escape with a five-star rating for frontal and side crash tests plus four stars during rollover crash tests. Available safety features include rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring and assisted pre-collision braking.

Exterior


The 2019 Ford Escape is sleek with a fast roofline and low ride height. It's not your typical SUV and comes in 9 vibrant exterior colors. Choose from options such as Lightning Blue, Ruby Red, Sedona Orange, White Platinum, Magnetic, Oxford White, Ingot Silver, Baltic Sea Green, or Agate Balck to stand out from the crowd.

Interior


The five-passenger 2019 Ford Escape provides plenty of support and lots of space for your daily drive. The attractive cabin is well-designed and sporty. With 24 cubic feet of room in the rear and 68 cubic feet when the back row folds down, you have more than enough space to handle all of your cargo.

Standard Features


Interior side view of a 2019 Ford Escape


The Escape offers the standard voice-activated SYNC infotainment setup complete with a 4.2-inch screen. It also comes with a 6-speaker stereo system and a USB port. Other standard features include a rearview camera plus MyKey which allows you to create audio and speed limits for teenage drivers.

Perks


The 2019 Ford Escape received a complete redesign in 2017, making it sportier than ever. With the array of safety and tech features, plus the turbocharged four-cylinder, the ride isn't just comfortable but also fun and enjoyable for everyone in the vehicle.

Upgrades


There are several upgrades available with the Escape. Drivers can opt for the upgraded SYNC 3 touchscreen system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a 10-speaker premium stereo system. Various packages that add adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, leather-trimmed sport seats and a panoramic sunroof are available. AWD is available for an additional $1,500 plus there's a Trailer Tow package.

2019 Honda CR-V


Exterior of a blue 2019 Honda CR-V parked in a driveway

Price


The 2019 Honda CR-V price starts at $24,350. There are two mid-level trims: the EX and EX-L. These start at $27,250 and $29,750. For the top of the line Touring model, you are looking at a price of $32,750.

Fuel Economy


The 2019 Honda CR-V achieves 26 city/32 hwy mpg with its baseline four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. The turbo-four and front-wheel drive produces 28 city/34 hwy mpg instead. It's hard to beat a Honda on fuel economy ratings but the difference is slim.

Safety


Back side Exterior of a red 2019 Honda CR-V driving down a city street at night


The IIHS awarded the 2019 Honda CR-V as a Top Safety Pick and gave it Good ratings for all the crash tests. The headlights on a CR-V Touring received an Acceptable rating for visibility. The NHTSA gave the CR-V a four out of five-star rating in the rollover test. It hasn't received any other ratings yet.

Exterior


The 2019 Honda CR-V remains the same design year after year. There haven't been many changes or anything that helps it to stand out. With one extra option, there are 10 exterior colors to choose from: Gunmetal Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Sandstorm Metallic, Molten Lava Pearl, Basque Red Pearl II, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Dark Olive Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Lunar Silver Metallic.

Interior


The five-passenger 2019 Honda CR-V features two rows of seats. It comes with standard cloth upholstery, but the cabin isn't upscale or filled standard with premium materials. There is 39.2 cubic feet of space in the rear and 75.8 cubic feet with the seats down. However, the low lift over height makes it difficult to load.

Standard Features


Interior of a 2019 Honda CR-V


The Honda CR-V lacks standard features on its base model. Drivers only receive a 5-inch audio display, Bluetooth, 4-speaker sound system and USB port. Furthermore, the only standard safety feature that it's equipped with is a rearview camera. Everything else requires an upgrade or a bump up to another trim level.

Perks


The base trim of the 2019 Honda CR-V doesn't come with many amenities. If you are willing to pay a higher price to drive the higher-end models, you can receive perks such as the power liftgate, premium sound system and leather interior.

Upgrades


There aren't many upgrades you can choose from in each of the separate 2019 Honda CR-V trim levels. The only way to get more with the vehicle is to go up trim levels to get those upgrades. However, it is possible to add on all-wheel-drive drivetrain option on each trim for an additional cost.

Ford Escape Claims Victory


After looking at the Escape vs. CR-V, it's clear to see that your family deserves a new Escape. You can enjoy the added perks, comparable fuel economy ratings, comfortable seating, and state of the art safety features in this 2019 Ford Escape for sale in Denver, CO. Stop by Phil Long Ford today to check out our 2019 Ford lineup and test drive a new Ford Escape.

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