Choosing between the 2020 Ford EcoSport and Honda CR-V can be tough – especially since these small crossovers have so much in common. Their spacious cabins, savvy technology, and sporty performance make a strong argument on both sides. Luckily, our comparison guide is here to help you get down to brass tacks.
Friendliest MSRP: 2020 Ford EcoSport
Want to save big on a sporty, city-friendly small crossover? Then choose the 2020 EcoSport, which starts at just $19,995. Even at this price, the EcoSport comes standard with an impressive range of modern comforts and tech features, so you’ll never feel like you’re missing a thing. Though the Honda CR-V comes standard with a similar features lineup, its starting MSRP is $25,050 – a steep increase.
Modern Comfort: It’s a Tie!
Here, both the 2020 Ford EcoSport and the Honda CR-V will impress you. These crossovers make a point of passenger space, with generous head-, leg-, and elbowroom in both rows. If you’re looking for a roomy family hauler, both are good options. And, as you move up each model’s trim levels, you’ll find increasing comfort, thanks to features like heated seats and leather upholstery.
Street-Smart Technology: 2020 Ford EcoSport
Ford’s infotainment lineup, which includes a standard Wi-Fi hotspot and optional smartphone integration features, gives the EcoSport the edge here. The Sync 3 infotainment system is especially easy to use, with a responsive 8-inch touchscreen and intuitive voice controls. All but the base model come standard with rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, and automatic climate control, all of which put a definitively modern spin on your ride.
Like the EcoSport, all but the base Honda CR-V come standard with infotainment technology and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. However, Honda’s touchscreen infotainment interface can be finicky, putting a damper on user-friendliness.
Standard Horsepower: 2020 Honda CR-V
The CR-V does an excellent job of combining peppy power with wallet-friendly fuel economy. This Honda crossover comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s good for 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. In addition to its merge-ready speed, the CR-V earns up to 30 mpg combined (28 city/34 highway mpg).
The 2020 EcoSport follows close behind, both in terms of power and fuel economy. For the thriftiest ride, go with the base engine, which gives you 28 mpg combined (27/29 mpg). To squeeze the most performance out of your EcoSport, choose the SES trim model. Not only does it come standard with a powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (166 horses, 149 pound-feet of torque), but it also features all-wheel drive and a sport-tuned suspension.
Though the CR-V offers a lot, the EcoSport delivers more. For drivers who crave cutting-edge infotainment and a sporty daily drive, the EcoSport is the right choice.
At Signature Auto Group we serve the Lakes Region, including Perry and Owosso, Michigan. Visit us to test-drive the 2020 Ford EcoSport and learn more about how it stacks up against the CR-V.