The 2020 Ford EcoSport and Honda CR-V are two small crossovers with a lot to offer, especially when it comes to comfort and efficiency. Which is more your style? Jones Ford’s comparison guide will help you decide.
Friendliest Price: 2020 Ford EcoSport
Want to save thousands of dollars? Doing so is as simple as choosing the EcoSport over the CR-V. With an MSRP that starts at $19,995, Ford’s small crossover fits nicely into even a tight budget. The CR-V starts at a much steeper price at $25,150.
More for Your Money: 2020 Ford EcoSport
The 2020 EcoSport is the more affordable option, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t give you everything you want in a modern crossover. With its 8-inch touch screen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capabilities, Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system is sleek and modern. And this crossover even comes standard with a Wi-Fi hotspot, supplementing your cell phone connection whenever necessary.
Back on the 2020 Honda CR-V, you’ll find a likable standard lineup, which includes the Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver safety aids. Items like collision mitigation and lane keeping assist help you stay out of trouble. However, the CR-V uses the older Honda infotainment system. It’s not as easy to use as the updated version, mostly because the touch screen interface isn’t always responsive and there aren’t any redundant buttons or knobs you can use as a backup.
Cushiest Cruising: 2020 Ford EcoSport
Whether you’re transporting your family around town or ferrying some coworkers to the office, the EcoSport impresses with its supportive seating and substantial passenger space. This little Ford crossover also does a good job of smoothing your course, so you don’t feel road undulations from inside the cabin. We also appreciate the automatic climate control system, which does an A+ job of cooling you off or warming you up.
We also like the Honda CR-V cabin, which gets especially high marks for its roomy cabin and big cargo hold. It, too, rides comfortably. However, some wind and tire noise does leak into the cabin, which might force you to raise your voice more often than you’d like.
Thriftiest Performance: 2020 Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V is surprisingly thrifty, earning up to 30 mpg combined (28 city/34 highway mpg) with its turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Add all-wheel drive, and those numbers drop slightly to 29 mpg combined (27/32 mpg).
In terms of gas mileage, the Ford EcoSport trails behind, though only slightly. The front-wheel-drive EcoSport earns up to 28 mpg combined (27/29 mpg). With sporty all-wheel drive, the EPA rates this Ford crossover for 25 mpg combined (23/29 mpg).
The 2020 Honda CR-V’s cushy seating cannot be denied, but the 2020 Ford EcoSport has a lot more to offer at a much friendlier price. Visit us at Jones Ford, your trustworthy North Charleston Ford dealership, to test-drive Ford’s sporty small crossover.