2018 Ford EcoSport vs 2018 Honda HR-V

A compact crossover is the perfect vehicle segment for you if you are looking for a new ride that can do double duty as a comfortable people mover or a light-duty cargo hauler when you need space for gear on a weekend adventure. Interests and lifestyle will likely guide your buying choice, but two compact crossovers that hit the mark for many shoppers are the 2018 Ford EcoSport and the 2018 Honda HR-V.

To aid in your research process, we have included some vehicles specs and an interior space and connectivity comparison of both models below. If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to the Chris Auffenberg Ford Lincoln staff in Washington, MO.

Split screen images of the 2018 Ford EcoSport and the 2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Ford EcoSport


2018 Honda HR-V

$19,995 Starting MSRP $19,670
27/29 Fuel Economy 25/33
Yes Available AppleĀ CarPlay No
Yes Available AWD Yes

Passenger Comfort and Connectivity Options

Overall, the 2018 Ford EcoSport has a slightly smaller footprint than the 2018 Honda HR-V. However, that's not a bad thing in this case. Even with a smaller overall interior space, passengers in the front seats will have over an inch of extra legroom and a little more headroom too. Not to mention the smaller exterior measurements mean drivers will get more nimble handling and easy maneuverability in tight parking lots.

Drivers and passengers in the 2018 Ford EcoSport will also be treated to Apple CarPlay in all but the base trim. The 2018 Honda HR-V doesn't offer Apple CarPlay at all. Even the top-tier trims on the 2018 HR-V rely on a patched-together set of in-brand features and Bluetooth compatibility to keep drivers connected.

Apple CarPlay is one of the most highly requested features on our lot. It's extremely user-friendly and allows drivers to seamlessly connect their compatible smartphone content to their infotainment screen in seconds. Popular app features are reconfigured on the touchscreen display to make them easy to use while driving so you can stay connected while keeping your eyes focused on the road in front of you.

Car shoppers will find the 2018 Ford EcoSport available at the Chris Auffenberg Ford Lincoln dealership in Washington, MO. Call us to set up a test drive today or schedule one online via the test drive page under the New Cars tab on the homepage.