2020 Ford EcoSport vs. 2020 Honda HR-V


In a market full of compact SUVs, two storied manufacturers have produced enticing offerings for the Buffalo, NY market, leading many to wonder about the 2020 Ford Ecosport vs. Honda HR-V. Basil Ford examines these stylish compact offerings below, finding that the Ford Ecosport packs in a lot of performance features for an affordable price.

2020 Ford EcoSport vs. Honda HR-V: Engines and Performance 

Getting a compact SUV means that you want the benefits of small size, like parking, and the robustness of a good SUV engine. Here's how we compare the Ford EcoSport and Honda HR-V in terms of engines: 

  • Standard Engine: While the Honda HR-V comes with a 1.8L I-4 engine, while the Ford has a 1L Ecoboost® Engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology. The Honda HR-V has slightly better horsepower than the Ford Ecosport. 
  • Engine Upgrades: For drives who want a subcompact SUV and have options to upgrade, the Ford EcoSport is the only choice that allows you to upgrade. It's available 2.0L Ti-VCT engine comes standard with Ford 4WD technology. 
  • Drivetrain Options: The Honda HR-V gives you the option of choosing Real Time AWD. For its part, the Ford Ecosport features available Intelligent 4WD, the same system used on the Explorer and the Escape. Intelligent 4WD is especially useful for off-road adventures around Cheektowaga.

Speaking of adventures, if you want to take a camper or boat out using your new compact SUV, the 2020 Ford EcoSport is your only choice. While it isn't recommended to tow on the Honda HR-V, the Ford Ecosport provides 1,400 pounds max towing on the 1.0L Ecoboost engine and 2,000 pounds max towing on the 2.0L Ti-VCT engine! 

2020 Ford EcoSport vs. Honda HR-V: Tech and Safety Features 

To compare the Ford Ecosport and Honda HR-V in terms of technology and safety, it's important to look at both standard and available features. 

  • Safety: Both of these have available upgrades to powerful safety suites: the well-respected Honda Sensing® and the Ford Co-Pilot360® Technology have comforting features like Cross-Traffic Alert, Rear View Camera, and navigation alerts. 
  • Connectivity: One of the great perks of the EcoSport is the standard FordPass Connect™: an app which lets you know all the fine details about your driving in Fort Erie, your vehicle stats, and which can also be used to create a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices. The equivalent system on the Honda HR-V requires an upgrade. 

Excellent standard features this Ford SUV come with a lower price tag if you compare the Ford EcoSport to the Honda CR-V. Only the EcoSport keeps drivers just below the 20k marker! 

Explore the 2020 Ford EcoSport with Basil Ford!

Drivers from Buffalo to DePew who want to take advantage of the superior performance and the excellent technology features of the 2020 Ford EcoSport can contact Basil Ford for more information! You can compare the EcoSport with other Ford models and get information about financing on our website. Please contact us with any questions about the EcoSport or lease buyouts.