A real and true hallmark of North American – and Canadian in particular – culture is the willingness to pull yourself up by the bootstraps and earn your share with hard work, relentless work ethic, and of course, save enough time for the end of the day to have a little fun. Perhaps this is why vehicles such as the 2018 Ford Escape and 2018 Honda CR-V have become so popular over the years; not only do these crossovers provide great durability and versatility, but their overall construction philosophies lead themselves to be right at home both on and off the beaten path. This has made them endearing favourites to many Canadian drivers, so if you're looking to get in the crossover market today, you might be wondering – is the Escape or CR-V for you?
It's essential to be informed and knowledgeable during the car buying process, which is why our Sherwood Ford team has gone to great lengths to provide you with all the information you need regarding the Escape and CR-V, as well as what they can bring to the table. Join us today as we take you through their specs and features – you might just end up with a new favourite car!
As is to be expected, any model that steps into the ring with a Honda vehicle might have a tough time holding the upper hand, especially when you consider that the 2018 CR-V offers better fuel economy and cargo volume than the 2018 Escape is equipped with. However, don't count Ford's icon out, as for a lower starting price you'll be treated to better power and a long list of innovations that the CR-V can't match. For starters, the 2018 Escape offers Auto Start-Stop Technology (that turns off your engine when it idles at a stop sign in order to conserve power) and a Foot-Activated, Hands-Free Power Liftgate that allows you maximum convenience when placing cargo in the back – neither of these is available on the CR-V. In addition, the 2018 Escape provides many safety innovations that have allowed it to achieve a 5-star overall NHTSA safety rating! Some of these include:
There's a lot more that the 2018 Escape has up its sleeve, and we encourage you to contact our Sherwood Ford team today if you're looking for more information on the model. We hope to see you soon to get a closer look at this true Canadian crossover legend!