The Perennially-Popular Ford Escape SUV Takes on the Competition


At Hixson Ford of Alexandria, we're pretty proud of all of our stellar Ford models. From powerful pick trucks, to hot sportscars, we carry the Ford vehicles our Marksville customers are looking for.

When you're looking for a small vehicle with SUV style and a car-like drive, Ford has several terrific options, including one of our favorite models, the new Ford Escape. The Escape has four doors, comfy seating for five, and a ton of the features our customers look for in a new car.


However, the Ford Escape is in a highly competitive segment of the market. Several other well-known carmakers have similar-sized SUV models, such as the Honda CR-V. If you're shopping for a new SUV, and you're torn between an Escape or a CR-V, let us help. We've compared these two models side by side on this page, and we hope this information makes your decision-making process a little easier.


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The Ford Escape vs. the Honda CR-V 

  • Size. While the Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V have a lot of similarities, they also have many differences. For example, both are considered small SUVs. But, the Ford Escape is actually a little smaller than the Honda in a couple of areas, including width and length. For drivers in Pineville, LA, what this difference translates to is ease of use and drivability. The more-compact size makes it easier to navigate the Ford Escape through traffic and makes it easier to park the Escape in any size parking spot in crowded lots or on city streets.
  • Space. Despite the fact that the Escape is a little smaller than the CR-V, it doesn't skimp on space. In fact, in some ways, the Escape even manages to offer more interior space than the Honda. You and your passengers will find that you have more legroom in the Ford compact SUV than in the Honda's front seat
  • Engine options and power. The Ford Escape gives drivers more flexibility and choice when it comes to how they want their SUV powered, too. While the Honda CR-V only gives drivers two engines, one for the base model and one for all the rest, the Ford Escape actually has three possible powertrains. Not only that but, the Ford Escape also allows drivers to opt for a fun, top trim that comes equipped with a 245-horsepower engine, which is more powerful and responsive than both of the CR-V options.
  • Tech features. The Ford Escape also starts drivers off with more standard tech features, right at the entry-level model. Every Ford Escape in the lineup comes with standard AppLink® smartphone integration, as well as Ford's MyKey parental controls. The Honda CR-V either doesn't offer these features until you spend more money on upper trims or doesn't offer them at all.
  • Warranty. When life gets in the way, it's important to know your car has your back. The Escape is a Ford, which means you can count on it to offer the carmaker's legendary reliability. But, if something does go wrong when you're out and about, you can count on Ford to protect you longer, with a warranty that is more comprehensive than the one on the Honda CR-V. Every Ford Escape comes with a promise of roadside assistance for five years or 60,000 miles. The Honda only offers assistance for 3 years, or just 36,000 miles. 

Shopping for a New Ford Escape in Alexandria, LA 

Reading about all of the ways the Ford Escape is better than the competition is one thing. Driving the Escape, and experiencing its unique ride qualities for yourself, is another. 

If you're in the greater Leesville area, and you're considering a new SUV this year, stop by and visit us in person. Let us introduce you to the Ford Escape and show you all the ways that make this small SUV the only small SUV for you.