Are you looking for a fun, stylish ride that can be appealing to anyone in Geneva, Canandaigua, Rochester? Look no further than the 2022 Ford EcoSport and Honda HR-V, two incredible subcompact SUVs that pack a punch.
At Friendly Ford, we know that deciding between these two amazing vehicles can be a tough decision, which is why we set out to compare the two in order to help you figure out which one is right for you! Keep reading to find out.
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Don't let their sizes fool you, the Ford EcoSport and the Honda HR-V have a lot of power under their hoods. In the Honda, for example, you'll find an inline 4-cylinder engine that can produce up to 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. However, the biggest difference here is that the Ford can raise the stakes.
When fully equipped, the Ford EcoSport offers a 2.0L Ti-VCT I-4 engine that produces 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque. So, if you want more power, the Ford is the clear winner here. Plus, the Ford EcoSport comes standard with Intelligent 4WD while the Honda’s standard drivetrain is only 2-wheel-drive.
One of the best things about driving the Ford EcoSport and the Honda HR-V is the ability to wirelessly connect your phone to the vehicle and unapologetically blast your music. However, the Ford can go the extra mile in terms of infotainment features. For example, the EcoSport offers standard SYNC® technology, which supports wireless Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and even available Amazon Alexa.
The EcoSport also offers an optional 8-inch infotainment screen that is fully customizable, so you can see the information you want to see in real time. You'll also never have to worry about using valuable data, as you can connect multiple devices at a time with the built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
In comparison, the Honda doesn't have Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ available on its base trim. It doesn't offer technology quite like SYNC® or a Wi-Fi hotspot, and its largest infotainment screen is just seven inches. This means that if you want to get the most out of your infotainment system, you'll want to go with the Ford.
When it comes to staying protected on the road, these vehicles will have your back. They offer many similar safety features, including:
That being the case, there are a few features found in the EcoSport that the HR-V can't compete with.
First up is available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, which will show you vehicles approaching your blind spots and vice versa. This can help you change lanes safely. Can't see an object in your way while you're reversing? Available Rear Parking Sensors can assist by sending you alerts when you're approaching something that’s in your way. As you get closer, the beeps will get louder.
Lastly, the Ford offers a voice-activated navigation system that you can link up to your infotainment screen, so you won't have to use your phone as a GPS and potentially use up a lot of your data. The Honda doesn’t come with either of these features.
If you're looking at performance, infotainment, and safety features as your determining factors, the 2022 Ford EcoSport handily beats out the Honda HR-V. At Friendly Ford, our goal is to help drivers in the local communities of Geneva, Canandaigua, Rochester, find their preferred Ford vehicle, which may just be the EcoSport.
If you'd like to learn more about everything this SUV can do for you or want to schedule a test drive, contact us today to get started.
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