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2018 Ford EcoSport vs 2018 Honda HR-V

Blue 2018 Ford EcoSport Overhead View vs Black 2018 Honda HR-V Rear Exterior on a City Street

Family adventures take on an all-new feel when you slip into the driver's seat of the 2018 Ford EcoSport. A welcome addition to the Ford model lineup, the Ford EcoSport promises to take the subcompact crossover segment by storm with a combination of power, versatility, affordability, technology and athletic style that competitors cannot match. Take a closer look at the Ford EcoSport in this 2018 Ford EcoSport vs 2018 Honda HR-V comparison.

A fan favorite at Marshal Mize Ford, the 2018 Ford EcoSport is available in four grades – S, SE, SES and Titanium – that can be tailored to fit your specifications. With room for five passengers and 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats that will convert to 50 cubic feet with the seats laid flat, the Ford EcoSport is perfect for family adventures. Armed with an affordable price and a spec sheet that features standard 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a rearview camera and a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® display with Bluetooth, the EcoSport is a value-packed crossover.

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2018 Ford EcoSport VS 2018 Honda HR-V
$19,995 Starting Price $19,670
1.0-Liter EcoBoost® Three-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.8-Liter Four-Cylinder
6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Manual/CVT
2,000 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity N/A

What Are the Differences Between the Ford EcoSport and Honda HR-V?

Families on a budget will love what the Ford EcoSport brings to the table in this 2018 Ford EcoSport vs 2018 Honda HR-V comparison. With a price that starts at just $19,995, the frugal, fun-to-drive Ford EcoSport promises to be a fan favorite. Entry-level Ford EcoSport variants employ a 123-horsepower 1.0-liter EcoBoost® three-cylinder engine that gets paired with Auto Start-Stop technology and a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission to earn 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Honda HR-V editions counter with a single powertrain – a 141-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that gets paired with a six-speed manual transmission or Continuously Variable Transmission. Paired with the Continuously Variable Transmission, the Honda HR-V makes an admirable 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. What sets the Ford EcoSport apart is a second engine option – a power-packed 166-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that will still earn 29 mpg on the highway with standard Intelligent 4WD. If you want to tow a small boat or trailer on your next adventure, the Ford EcoSport will do the job with a 2,000-pound maximum towing capacity – we were unable to find a tow rating for the Honda HR-V.

Advantages and differences continue when you step inside the 2018 Ford EcoSport. Available upgrades to the Ford EcoSport spec sheet will take the subcompact crossover to the next level. Highlights of the Ford EcoSport SE spec sheet include LED running lights, rear parking sensors, a sunroof, heated front seats and a 6.5-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen display with access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. EcoSport Titanium trim levels add leather upholstery, an 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen, advanced safety systems and a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.


Blue 2018 Ford EcoSport Rear Exterior on City Street
2018 Ford EcoSport Steering Wheel and Ford SYNC Touchscreen
Orange 2018 Ford EcoSport on Highway
2018 Ford EcoSport Rear Interior