Vehicle Comparisons:
Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V

2019 Ford Escape If you’re shopping for a crossover, certain features are important, like capable performance, safety features, and modern technology. Many modern crossovers offer these features and much more, so how do you choose?

Our team here at The Lake Dealerships wants to help drivers in Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte decide between two of the top crossovers, the 2019 Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V, by detailing the main differences in this vehicle comparison.

Performance and Handling

Ford EscapeWith three available engines, the 2019 Ford Escape can be whatever it needs to be. The engines range from a 168-horsepower, 2.5L inline-four to an available 245-horsepower, 2.0L turbo-four, to a strong and steady available 179-horsepower, turbo-four in between. All three options offer up plenty of power and responsiveness as well as exceptional agility and consistent shifts from the 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Honda CR-V is equipped with a 184-horsepower, 2.4L inline-four or an available 190-horsepower, 1.5L turbo-four. Both are mated to a continuously variable transmission, and there’s no high-powered option in this lineup. Unfortunately, the available engines in the CR-V can’t make up the difference and require the driver to dig deep to find the necessary power from either one.

Safety Features

Ford Escape The 2019 Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V scored well in their crash testing from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). They’re also both available with a range of modern safety technology and driver-assistance features.

A Rear View Camera is standard for the Escape, which will help when backing out of your driveway or parking spot. There is also the available Enhanced Active Park Assist to help when you are trying to fit into tight spaces. This will prompt you when to shift gears as well as accelerate and brake while the car does the steering for you. Additional options like Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning are also available.

The Honda CR-V offers the Honda Sensing® safety technology, which is a suite of features that can keep you alert while driving, for its mid to upper trim levels. Unfortunately, no advanced safety technology is available for the base model, and there’s no equivalent to the Ford’s Enhanced Active Park Assist.


Ford Escape The 2019 Ford Escape has some of the best technology on the market, including the convenience of Ford + Alexa and the available intuitive SYNC® 3 infotainment system that features an 8-inch touchscreen. With the available SYNC® 3 system, you gain one of the most responsive and user-friendly interfaces on the market, and it pairs well to many high-tech apps.

The Honda CR-V also offers an available infotainment system, but this comes with a smaller, 7-inch touchscreen. You also can’t connect to your Amazon Alexa within the CR-V, which allows you to use all its skills and capabilities for a more intelligent driving experience in the 2019 Escape.

Test Drive the 2019 Ford Escape at the Lake Dealerships

At a glance, these two vehicles may appear to have identical features. After taking a closer look with our 2019 Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V comparison though, you’ll see the 2019 Escape offers more power, safety features, and advanced technology inside the cabin.

Drivers in Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte can learn more about the 2019 Ford Escape by visiting The Lake Dealerships. Stop by today to schedule your test drive!