As the appeal of compact SUVs continues to grow thanks to their practicality and versatility, a common debate continues to pop up: the Ford EcoSport vs. Honda HR-V. You've likely seen both models cruising the streets of Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Pocono Pines, and Blakeslee-and for good reason.

To give you a rundown of both models so you can decide which vehicle is a better fit for your lifestyle, the team at Ray Price Ford crafted this in-depth comparison. In this comprehensive review, we'll cover the performance specs, interior space, and safety systems of the EcoSport and HR-V models. 

Performance Specs


You'll find ample power in both the Ford EcoSport and Honda HR-V along with fuel-saving technology to increase efficiency.

In the EcoSport, the standard engine is a 1.0L EcoBoost®, which generates up to 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. If you want a boost in power and traction, then choose the 2.0L Ti-VCT engine, which comes equipped with Intelligent 4WD. With this upgraded system, the 2.0L engine produces up to 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque. Despite their different outputs, both engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Honda HR-V consists of a single engine: a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that generates 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with a CVT with Sport Mode, too. The HR-V engine prioritizes efficiency, though, with its Eco Assist™ System, a standard feature across all trim levels. Designed to help drivers develop eco-conscious driving habits, this system will monitor the HR-V's performance to provide feedback on how to adjust your driving style to be more fuel-efficient.

Interior Dimensions

Inside both the Ford EcoSport and Honda HR-V, you'll find abundant space to stretch out in.

Inside the Ford EcoSport, you'll have 39.6 inches of front headroom and 37.5 inches of rear headroom. As for stretching out your legs during long drives, you'll be able to do so comfortably in the EcoSport with its 42.9 inches of front legroom and 36.7 inches of rear legroom.


As for the Honda HR-V, it provides ample interior space although it is slightly more compact in the front row. Up front, you'll have 39.5 inches of headroom and 41.2 inches of legroom. In the back row, you'll have 38.3 inches of headroom and 39.3 inches of legroom.

The real difference, though, comes down to cargo space. In the Honda HR-V, you'll have 24.3 cubic feet behind the second row and 58.8 cubic feet with the second row folded down. With the Ford EcoSport, you'll find 20.9 cubic feet behind the second row and 50 cubic feet with the second row folded down.

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Safety Features

Since safety is a top priority for both brands, both the Ford EcoSport and Honda HR-V come equipped with protective features.

With the Ford EcoSport, you'll have many available active safety systems, such as:

  • Emergency Brake Assist System
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Reverse Sensing System

If you choose the Honda HR-V, you'll have the following safety systems with the Honda Sensing® package:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Forward Collision Warning

Close Call: Ford EcoSport vs Honda HR-V

Both the Ford EcoSport and Honda HR-V are capable SUVs that can handle the roads of Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Pocono Pines, and Blakeslee. If you prefer an SUV with a strong performance and more interior space for the driver, then the Ford EcoSport is a wise choice. If you're more of a fuel-conscious driver who needs ample cargo room, then the Honda HR-V is the SUV for you. What it comes down to is your personal driving preferences!

A test drive of each SUV will help determine the proper fit. You can also contact the team at Ray Price Ford with any questions! We look forward to serving you.

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