Efficientsmart, and compact are all words you might use to describe an SUV like the Honda HR-V and Ford EcoSport. The truth is, both vehicles are highly popular among drivers like you around Marlton, Cherry Hill, and Mt. Laurel, NY-and for good reason! In fact, you may be eyeing both of these vehicles yourself.

If you're wondering which one you should choose, the team at Burns Honda is here to help. We've compared the 2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2020 Ford EcoSport to see what each one brought to the table. You can see what we've found by reading below. Then, give us a call to test drive your top pick!

Everyday Driving in the HR-V & EcoSport

There's no doubt about it-both the Honda HR-V and Ford EcoSport are built for the everyday driver. They both feature well-balanced and highly drivable powertrains that can help you get to work or take your weekly trip to the grocery store.

They even have available all-wheel-drive (AWD) or 4-wheel-drive (4WD) systems that adapt to your terrain to improve handling, whether you're driving through rain, snow, or sun. When equipped with AWD, the Honda HR-V can achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 city/31 highway MPG on the LX trim level.1

The Ford EcoSport, on the other hand, gets an EPA-estimated 23 city/29 highway MPG when equipped with 4WD. So, drivers in the Ford may find themselves stopping to fill up more often than those in the Honda.

Honda HR-V vs Ford EcoSport: Driver-Assistive Features

Something we love about the Honda HR-V and Ford EcoSport is that they're both very smart vehicles. They both have available and standard driver-assistive features that are designed to help you drive with improved safety, awareness, and confidence. Features that are available for both SUVS include:

  • Forward-collision warnings
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Smart cruise control
  • Automatic high beams

The Honda HR-V can help you change lanes or merge to the right more safely. It's called Honda LaneWatch™. When you activate your right turn signal, you'll see a video feed of your right blind spot in your driver dashboard. While the EcoSport has a feature that alerts you to drivers in your side blind spot, it doesn't have that additional assist of a live video feed.

With Honda LaneWatch™, drivers in the HR-V will be able to see for themselves that the coast is clear before changing lanes.

Honda & Ford Interior Specs

Finally, let's look at how their interiors measure up. Both vehicles are 2-row SUVs, so they can each seat five passengers. However, passengers may have a bit more breathing room in the HR-V, as you can tell from their dimensions below:


Honda HR-V

Ford EcoSport

Passenger Volume

100.1 cubic feet

91.1 cubic feet

Cargo Volume (behind first/second row)

24.3/58.8 cubic feet

20.9/50 cubic feet

Not only does the Honda have nine additional cubic feet of cargo volume over the Ford, but it also has 8.8 cubic feet more cargo volume overall. That's the difference of roughly 3 suitcases. So, if you're driving the EcoSport, you may have to leave a few things behind on your next vacation.

Will You Drive the Honda HR-V or Ford EcoSport?

Now that you know how the Honda HR-V and Ford EcoSport compare, which will you choose to drive around Cherry Hill, Marlton, and Mt. Laurel, NJ? If you're a fan of the Honda, contact the team at Burns Honda and we'll put you behind the wheel.

Contact us to test drive the HR-V today!

128 city/34 highway/30 combined MPG rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined MPG rating for AWD LX trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined MPG rating for AWD Sport, EX, & EX-L trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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