2020 Honda HR-V vs. 2020 Ford EcoSport
The lineup of Honda crossover SUVs available at the Meridian Honda showroom covers a lot of ground both figuratively and in terms of available interior space. Several Meridian Honda customers don’t need three rows of seats or a few thousand pounds of towing capacity. What they need is a nimble and efficient compact crossover SUV that can haul what needs to be hauled, while also being able to take advantage of small parking spots found in many crowded cities. A comparison of the 2020 Honda HR-V vs. 2020 Ford EcoSport will help customers choose the model that will best meet their needs. The 2020 HR-V is available in five trim grades, LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. Meridian Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 HR-V today by calling, 601-693-4651.
Both Honda and Ford have built a lot of similarities into their respective compact crossover SUVs. Each vehicle has two rows of seats and can hold five passengers, with front and rear passengers having very similar dimensions for legroom. However, this is about where the similarities end. Versions of the 2020 Honda HR-V with two-wheel-drive will be able to offer 24.3 cubic-feet of cargo volume when people are using the backseat and as much as 58.8 cubic-feet when the rear seat is folded down. All-wheel-drive models of the 2020 HR-V will make 23.2 cubic-feet behind the rear seat and at least 55.9 cubic-feet with the seat stowed, depending on trim. Owners of the 2020 EcoSport will have 20.9 cubic-feet behind the rear seat and 50 cubic-feet when it’s folded down.
2020 HR-V LX, 2WD
2020 Ford EcoSport
|1.8-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||Turbo., 1.0-L, 3-Cyl.|
|58.8 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Volume||50 cu.-ft.|
All 2020 Honda HR-V trim grades available at the Meridian Honda showroom will use the same powertrain, with most trims being available with front- and all-wheel-drive. A naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine will be under the hood that will be attached to a continuously variable transmission. Each 2020 HR-V model will make 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. A 2020 Honda HR-V with front-wheel-drive will be able to achieve 28 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. Most all-wheel-drive models will record 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
The entry-level powertrain of the 2020 Ford EcoSport consists of a turbocharged 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will make 123 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful four-cylinder engine is also available. However, neither Ford engine will be able to return as strong of fuel economy scores that are demonstrated by the 2020 HR-V.
*28 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 & Touring trims. Based on 2020 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.