Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport [COMPARED!]

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

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Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport Price Comparison

 Honda WR-V (ex-showroom Delhi Price)Ford EcoSport (ex-showroom Delhi Price)
PetrolRs. 7.75-8.99 lakhRs. 7.11-10.39 lakh
DieselRs. 8.79-9.99 lakhRs. 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 NameEx-showroom Delhi PriceModel NameEx-Showroom Delhi price
Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol S ManualRs. 7.75 lakhFord EcoSport 1.5 L Petrol Ambiente ManualRs.7.11 lakh
Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol VX ManualRs. 8.99 lakhFord EcoSport 1.5 L Petrol Trend ManualRs. 7.88 lakh
Ford EcoSport 1.0 L Petrol Trend+ ManualRs. 8.56 lakh
Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Petrol Titanium ManualRs. 8.82 lakh
Ford EcoSport 1.0 L Petrol Titanium+ ManualRs. 9.89 lakh
Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Petrol Titanium AutomaticRs. 9.92 lakh
Ford EcoSport 1.0 L Petrol Platinum EditionRs. 10.39 lakh
Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel S ManualRs. 8.79 lakhFord EcoSport 1.5 L Diesel Ambiente ManualRs. 7.76 lakh
Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel VX ManualRs. 9.99 lakhFord EcoSport 1.5 L Diesel Trend ManualRs. 8.46 lakh
Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Diesel Trend+ ManualRs. 8.86 lakh
Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Diesel Titanium ManualRs. 9.42 lakh
Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Diesel Titanium+ ManualRs. 10.19 lakh
Ford EcoSport 1.5 L Diesel Platinum Edition ManualRs. 10.69 lakh


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Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport Specifications Comparison


Honda WR-VFord EcoSport
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L Petrol; 1.5 L Diesel1.5 L Petrol; 1.0 L Petrol; 1.5 L Diesel
Power89 BHP; 98 BHP124 BHP; 110 BHP; 100 BHP
Torque110 Nm; 200 Nm170 Nm; 140 Nm; 205 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual; 6-speed manual5-speed manual; 5-speed manual/6-speed automatic; 5-speed manual
Mileage (claimed)17.5 KMPL; 25.5 KMPL18.9 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)
Diesel25.5 KMPL22.7 KMPL
Petrol17.5 KMPL16 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-VFord EcoSport
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (4)Yes (4)
Central LockingKeyless Entry and GoKeyless Entry and Go
Steering Audio ControlsYesYes
Audio SystemTouchscreenTouchscreen

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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-VFord EcoSport
Length3999 mm3999 mm
Width1734 mm1765 mm
Height1601 mm1708 mm
Wheelbase2555 mm2520 mm
Ground Clearance188 mm200 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.

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