Ford EcoSport vs Honda HR-V

 If you're on the hunt for a crossover SUV that's not only efficient but also tech-savvy and spacious enough for all of your stuff, you're in the right place! Shoppers in Newtown, Langhorne, and Southhampton have their pick of two impressive crossover SUVs - the 2018 Ford EcoSport and the 2018 Honda HR-V.

In this comparison, we at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown will show you how these two vehicles stack up against each other when it comes to performance, interior, and technology. Read ahead to discover which vehicle is a better fit for your needs!

EcoSport vs HR-V: Performance

 The 2018 Ford EcoSport is powered by a 1.0L I-3 engine, while the 2018 Honda HR-V has a 1.8L I-4 engine leading the way. Both engines come paired with a front-wheel drivetrain and offer an efficient EPA-estimated 28 combined MPG1.

Unlike the HR-V, however, the EcoSport offers a second available engine. This available 2.0L Ti-VCT (GDI) engine offers up 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque. With this power, this engine gives the EcoSport the capability to tow a whopping 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. The HR-V, unfortunately, is not able to tow at all.

EcoSport vs HR-V: Interior Comfort

As crossover SUVs, the Ford EcoSport and the Honda HR-V offer up plenty of space for both passengers and cargo. Both vehicles offer five spacious seats and 20+ cubic feet of cargo space to take advantage of even when all five of these seats are in use.

When you need to utilize every inch of your interior space, though, you can count on the EcoSport. This model offers a 60/40 fold-flat rear seat and a standard Cargo Management System that features an adjustable rear load floor that allows you to personalize your cargo space so you can get everything in your vehicle in an orderly fashion.

The HR-V, on the other hand, does not offer any feature like the EcoSport's Cargo Management System. So, you'll have to rely solely on its 60/40-split folding capabilities to fit everything inside of your vehicle.

EcoSport vs HR-V: Advanced Technology

 On top of being spacious, the 2018 Ford EcoSport's interior is tech-savvy. This model offers an available SYNC® 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch full-color touchscreen, Bluetooth® wireless connectability, pinch-to-zoom navigation capability, and smartphone app integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

Compare this to the 2018 Honda HR-V's available 7-inch audio display. This smaller display provides Bluetooth® connectability and navigation but you'll miss out on quite a few other features. You won't have on-screen access to your smartphone apps or standard voice command recognition. You'll have to upgrade even more for the latter feature.

2018 Ford EcoSport vs 2018 Honda HR-V: The Verdict

As you can see, the 2018 Ford EcoSport comes out on top in every category. This isn't all the EcoSport has to offer. Come down to our showroom at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown and get the full experience for yourself.

Shoppers in Newtown, Langhorne, and Southhampton should give us a call today to schedule a test drive!

1 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

 

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