2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Ford Escape driving on a brick road vs 2018 Honda HR-V driving on a highway

Drivers who are trying to buy a new crossover are probably overwhelmed by all of the options that are currently available. When looking at the most popular vehicles, it can be difficult to make an informed decision. One of the best ways to make sure that you’re getting a vehicle that is able to provide you with the performance and capacity you need is to compare two models, like the 2018 Ford Escape vs the 2018 Honda HR-V. Both of these vehicles provide drivers with a variety of features and options to choose from, like standard Bluetooth® connectivity and audio streaming.

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Honda HR-V

Three Engine Options One
168 hp Standard Horsepower 141 hp
67.8 cu.ft. Maximum Cargo Area 58.8 cu.ft.
Available Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ Not Available

2018 Ford Escape Performance and Dimensions

When looking for a new vehicle, most drivers want something with options. The 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Honda HR-V are both loaded with different features to choose from, making the choice between the two even more difficult. However, if you’re looking for a vehicle that provides a variety of different high-powered performance options, the 2018 Ford Escape might be the right choice for you. On the 2018 Honda HR-V, there is only one engine option against the three different choices for the 2018 Ford Escape. The engine of the 2018 Honda HR-V is a 1.8L four-cylinder produces 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque, while the base option on the 2018 Ford Escape offers up 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque from a 2.5L Duratec four-cylinder engine. The other two options are a 1.5L EcoBoost® four-cylinder that provides 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, or a 2.0L EcoBoost® four-cylinder with an impressive 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.

Another important aspect to consider about your new vehicle is how much room you’ll have in the interior. There’s slightly more passenger room on the 2018 Honda HR-V which has 100 cubic feet of passenger volume available versus the 98 cubic feet from the 2018 Ford Escape. When you compare head and leg room on each vehicle, you’ll see that there’s 39.9 and 39.0 inches of front and rear head room in the 2018 Ford Escape against 39.5 and 38.3 inches of head room in the 2018 Honda HR-V. When it comes to leg room, you’ll find 43.1 and 36.8 inches front and back in the 2018 Ford Escape, and 41.2 inches in the front, and 39.3 inches of leg room in the back of the 2018 Honda HR-V. You’ll also want to look at the cargo space, which you’ll find more of overall on the 2018 Ford Escape, which boasts 67.8 cubic feet against the 58.8 cubic feet on the 2018 Honda HR-V. Explore the interior and performance of the 2018 Ford Escape for yourself at O.C. Welch Ford in Hardeeville, SC.