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2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Ford EcoSport

The compact crossover SUV class is picking up steam and becoming more competitive with every passing model year. Honda hasn’t made many changes to its entry to the class for the current model year, but it will still offer its owners quite a bit when compared to some competitors. A comparison between the 2021 Honda HR-V vs. 2021 Ford EcoSport will make the various disparities between the two crossover SUVs very clear. Honda produces the 2021 HR-V in four trim grades, LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. Independent reviews have praised the 2021 HR-V for its flexible interior and strong outward visibility. Each 2021 HR-V available at the Meridian Honda showroom will offer more standard horsepower than the 2021 EcoSport as well as more cargo volume. Customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Honda HR-V today by calling, 601-693-4651.

Regardless of anything else the 2021 Honda HR-V or 2021 Ford EcoSport might do, both vehicles need to function as crossover SUVs. With that in mind, both models can seat five passengers across the two rows of seats found in each vehicle. Additionally, the two crossover SUVs have very similar dimensions for legroom, with the 2021 HR-V offering a bit more space for people sitting in the backseat. In terms of cargo volume, the current HR-V more than edges out its Ford rival. When people are sitting in the rear of the 2021 HR-V, there will be up to 24.3 cubic-feet (LX, 2WD) and a maximum of 58.8 cubic-feet (LX, 2WD) available when the rear seats are folded down. Both figures represent more cargo volume than what is found in the 2021 EcoSport. When people are sitting in the back of the EcoSport, there will be 20.9 cubic-feet of cargo volume, with a maximum of 50 cubic-feet available.



2021 HR-V LX, 2WD


2021 Ford EcoSport

1.8-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.0-L, 3-Cyl.
141/127 Horsepower/Torque 123/125
5 people Passenger Capacity 5 people
58.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 50 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

The 2021 Honda HR-V will be propelled by a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. Buyers of the 2021 HR-V will see some different fuel economy scores depending on which of the four trims they take home and whether those models are equipped with front- or all-wheel-drive. All 2021 HR-V models with front-wheel-drive will be able to return up to 28 miles per gallon* in the city and 34 miles per gallon* on the highway. The LX version of the 2021 Honda HR-V with all-wheel-drive will post 27 mpg* in the city and 31 mpg* on the highway. All other 2021 HR-V models with all-wheel-drive can post 26 mpg* in the city and 31 mpg* on the highway.

On the other side of the equation is the 2021 Ford EcoSport that offers two engine options. The base turbocharged 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine will make 123 horsepower and the more powerful naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder power plant will make 166 horsepower. Neither engine will be able to produce fuel economy scores that can be matched by any 2021 Honda HR-V model.

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for the AWD LX trim. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring 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.



A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2021 Honda HR-V.
A photo of the rear seats folded down in the 2021 Honda HR-V.
A photo of cargo in the back of the 2021 Honda HR-V.
A photo of the touchscreen in the 2021 Honda HR-V.