THE 2019 FORD ESCAPE TAKES ON THE 2019 HONDA CR-V
It’s no wonder why compact SUVs like the Escape and CR-V are so popular for drivers around Jasper, Hinton, Whitecourt, Grande Cache, and Edson. Their boxy shapes allows for plenty of space for both passengers and cargo, with fuel-efficient engines that make them no harder to run than your average sedan. Their tall driving position and all-wheel drive gives the driver extra confidence in adverse conditions, especially those common in Alberta, both on and off-road.
In our latest comparison, the 2019 Ford Escape finds itself competing against one of the leaders of the segment, the 2019 Honda CR-V. Can Ford’s compact SUV compete against this pinnacle of Japanese engineering? Jerry Ford finds out!
HOW THE FORD ESCAPE AND HONDA CR-V STACK UP
2019 FORD ESCAPE
2019 HONDA CR-V
|$26,399||Base Price (MSRP)||$27,690|
|3||# of Engine Options||1|
|3,500 pounds||Max Towing Capacity||1,500 pounds|
|Available||Foot-Operated Power Tailgate||Not Available|
|Available (Enhanced Active Park Assist)||Self-Parking Ability||Not Available|
|Available||Stop-Start Technology||Not Available|
|Available||Trailer Sway Control||Not Available|
|Intelligent 4WD||Drive System||Real Time AWD, Intelligent Control|
ESCAPE VS. CR-V CONCLUSION
In the end, while both compact SUVs put up a good fight, the marked difference between the two is notable. The 2019 Ford Escape is not only cheaper to buy and own, but it offers a huge variety of advanced technology to improve the driving experience, from Enhanced Active Park Assist to Stop-Start technology. With more engine options and a higher maximum towing capacity, the 2019 Ford Escape is set to take on the Alberta backwoods and city roads with ease, over the Honda CR-V. Come to Jerry Ford in Edson, AB to find a wide selection of brand-new Escapes, as well as a huge variety of lightly-used Escapes from as recently as 2018!