Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport [COMPARED!]

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Indian car buyers love SUVs and it’s no secret that car manufacturers are trying hard to capitalize on the huge demand for these vehicles. Honda Cars India, which came up with the BRV last year, and couldn’t do much to attract buyers away from the rather invincible Hyundai Creta, is now close to taking a shot in the pseudo-crossover market. The company has launched the WR-V to take on the likes of i20 Active. However, it will also compete with small, 5-seater SUVs like the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport. We’ve already compared with the WRV with the Vitara Brezza. And now, in this post, we are comparing it with the Ford EcoSport. So read on for our Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport comparison. ALSO SEE- Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza

honda wrv vs ford ecosport comparison

Also See – Honda WR-V Price Details | Honda WRV – Test Drive Details | Upcoming Honda Cars

Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport Price Comparison

  Honda WR-V (ex-showroom Delhi Price) Ford EcoSport (ex-showroom Delhi Price)
Petrol Rs. 7.75-8.99 lakh Rs. 7.11-10.39 lakh
Diesel Rs. 8.79-9.99 lakh Rs. 7.76-10.69 lakh

The WRV has a slight price advantage over the EcoSport. However, let’s not forget that the EcoSport’s 1.0 EcoBoost Turbo Petrol engine is a fairly more modern and powerful unit than the WRV’s 1.2-litre Petrol motor. Also, both the 1.5 L Petrol and Diesel engines on the EcoSport are fairly more powerful than WRV’s engines. So, basically, even with a slight price advantage, the WRV might not be the clear winner in this aspect.

Model Name Ex-showroom Delhi Price Model Name Ex-Showroom Delhi price
Petrol
Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol S Manual Rs. 7.75 lakh Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Petrol Ambiente Manual Rs.7.11 lakh
Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol VX Manual Rs. 8.99 lakh Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Petrol Trend Manual Rs. 7.88 lakh
    Ford EcoSport 1.0 L Petrol Trend+ Manual Rs. 8.56 lakh
    Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Petrol Titanium Manual Rs. 8.82 lakh
    Ford EcoSport 1.0 L Petrol Titanium+ Manual Rs. 9.89 lakh
    Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Petrol Titanium Automatic Rs. 9.92 lakh
Diesel
    Ford EcoSport 1.0 L Petrol Platinum Edition Rs. 10.39 lakh
Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel S Manual Rs. 8.79 lakh Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Diesel Ambiente Manual Rs. 7.76 lakh
Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel VX Manual Rs. 9.99 lakh Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Diesel Trend Manual Rs. 8.46 lakh
    Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Diesel Trend+ Manual Rs. 8.86 lakh
    Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Diesel Titanium Manual Rs. 9.42 lakh
    Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Diesel Titanium+ Manual Rs. 10.19 lakh
    Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Diesel Platinum Edition Manual Rs. 10.69 lakh

 

Also See – Honda WRV vs Honda BRV | Honda WRV vs i20 Active | WR-V vs S-Cross

Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport Specifications Comparison

Diesel

Honda WR-V Ford EcoSport
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol; 1.5 L Diesel 1.5 L Petrol; 1.0 L Petrol; 1.5 L Diesel
Power 89 BHP; 98 BHP 124 BHP; 110 BHP; 100 BHP
Torque 110 Nm; 200 Nm 170 Nm; 140 Nm; 205 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual; 6-speed manual 5-speed manual; 5-speed manual/6-speed automatic; 5-speed manual
Mileage (claimed) 17.5 KMPL; 25.5 KMPL 18.9 KMPL; 16 KMPL; 22.7 KMPL

If we compare the specifications of the WRV and the EcoSport, it’s clearly evident that the Ford model here enjoys a slight edge over the Jazz-based SUV. While the Diesel engines are almost evenly matched, the 1.5 Petrol of the EcoSport is clearly more potent than the WRV’s 1.2. The ace in the hole, however, has to be the EcoSport’s excellent 1.0 Litre Turbo Petrol engine. With a max. power of 124 BHP and a claimed mileage of almost 19 KMPL, it’s not only more powerful, but also more frugal than the WRV’s 1.2 NA Petrol.

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Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport Mileage Comparison

  Honda WR-V (ARAI) Ford EcoSport (ARAI)
Diesel 25.5 KMPL 22.7 KMPL
Petrol 17.5 KMPL 16 KMPL (1.5); 18.9 KMPL (1.0)

Clearly, the WRV Diesel is more frugal than the Diesel-sipping EcoSport. Even the Petrol WRV has a higher fuel mileage than the EcoSport 1.5 Petrol. The EcoSport 1.0, however, is much more frugal than WRV petrol. And let’s not forget it’s even much more powerful.

Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport Features Comparison

Honda WR-V Ford EcoSport
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Keyless Entry and Go Keyless Entry and Go
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System Touchscreen Touchscreen
Airbags 2 6
ABS Yes Yes

Also See – Ford EcoSport Review

Both the models are almost equally matched here. While the WRV even gets a sunroof, the EcoSport offers 6 airbags on select trims.

Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport Comparison – Dimensions

  WR-V Ford EcoSport
Length 3999 mm 3999 mm
Width 1734 mm 1765 mm
Height 1601 mm 1708 mm
Wheelbase 2555 mm 2520 mm
Ground Clearance 188 mm 200 mm

Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport Comparison – Verdict

The Honda WRV and the Ford EcoSport won’t be direct rivals. However, there is a definite price lap and hence, both the cars here could have at least some effect on each other’s sales performance.

Price- The WRV doesn’t really enjoy a price advantage here. The EcoSport still looks better value for money. EcoSport’s has better drivetrain options to choose from.

Specifications- The EcoSport offers more power, higher ground clearance and even an automatic transmission. That’s enough advantage over the new Honda.

Mileage- The WRV is slightly more frugal than the EcoSport.

Features- Both the cars are almost even matched when it comes to offering comfort-enhancing features. The WRV even offers a sunroof. The EcoSport, on the other hand, offers 6 airbags and even an automatic transmission.

Dimensions- The WRV feels slightly more spacious, at least to rear passengers. The EcoSport, however, offers slightly higher ground clearance.

Verdict- Between the two, the EcoSport is the clear winner here. Not only does it benefit from being a full-fledged crossover, it enjoys more powerful engines, an automatic transmission option, bits like 6 airbags and the excellent 1.0 EcoBoost. In WRV’s favor, we must add that Honda enjoys a great reputation and an excellent service network. Also, the WRV will definitely appeal to those who love the Jazz, but need a bit more ruggedness from the popular Honda hatchback.

What do you say about our Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport comparison? Do let us know by commenting below.

13 COMMENTS

  1. […] It doesn’t take a genius to notice that currently, in India, SUVs and crossovers are all the rage. And most major manufacturers have hopped onto that bandwagon and have at least or two products on sale to ensure they get their fair share of the lucrative pie. While Honda has the BR-V on sale in India already, it hasn’t exactly been able to set the sales charts on fire. Now, Honda is all set to roll out another crossover and a cheaper one at that. The WR-V will not only rival fellow hatchback crossovers like the i20 Active and Etios Cross, but also the Maruti Vitara Brezza. How do they stack up against each other? Read our Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza comparison to find out. Also See- Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport […]

  2. It’s disheartening that wrv is not offered in CVT when it’s earlier version Jazz was offered with CVT

  3. Ford ecosport has good ABS and initial start up is excellent.Long drive it’s very comfortable and feels wov……

  4. Nice comparison . Am sure potential buyers will go by your verdict . I too being a Ecosport user subscribe to your views except for mileage part. I dont get even 60% of the prescribed mileage even though i use a ecoboost.
    cheers
    abraham

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