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2021 Ford EcoSport vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Review

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2021 Ford
EcoSport

MSRP*: $20,395 to $28,345
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2021 Honda
CR-V

MSRP*: $25,350 to $35,150
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Invoice* $19,987 to $27,778 $24,169 to $32,407
MPG - City 23 - 27 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG 32 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.0 ft3 75.8 ft3
Engine 123-hp, 1.0-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 166-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 190-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 123 - 166 hp 190 hp
Towing Capacity 1,400 - 2,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 161.3 in 182.1 in
Exterior Width 69.5 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.9 in
Rear 36.7 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 38.0 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 - 39.2 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda CR-V than in the Ford EcoSport, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford EcoSport will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V.

Convenience
The Honda CR-V requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford EcoSport, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford EcoSport will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Honda CR-V. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford EcoSport will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Honda CR-V.

Dimensions
Since the Ford EcoSport is much slimmer than the Honda CR-V, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford EcoSport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Honda CR-V.

Handling
The Ford EcoSport has a smaller turning radius than the Honda CR-V, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford EcoSport is clearly the choice over the Honda CR-V for pulling heavy loads. The Ford EcoSport has a little less horsepower than the Honda CR-V.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford EcoSport doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Honda CR-V.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford EcoSport and the Honda CR-V. The Ford EcoSport has significantly less cargo capacity than the Honda CR-V.

Warranty
The Ford EcoSport comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda CR-V.