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 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|
|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|
|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|
Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport Specifications Comparison
|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.
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|
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
|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.
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