Small in Size, Big on Personality, the Ford EcoSport Subcompact SUV Takes on the Competition

After more than a century of producing the cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs drivers love, the engineers at Ford have become foremost experts in knowing what we want. Whenever a new Ford is released, it's sure to fill a niche for something we didn't even know we were looking for. This was the case recently when Ford gave us a new SUV, the Ford EcoSport. At Stevens Jersey City Ford, we've appreciated the subcompact EcoSport ever since it first arrived on our lot, and we think you will, too.

The EcoSport joined our collection as the smallest SUV in the Ford stable. Slotted just under the Ford Escape compact crossover, the EcoSport delivers similar SUV style and versatility as the Escape, with a smaller footprint. It seats five people comfortably and offers a useful, cavernous cargo hold as well.

While the EcoSport is a top option for a tiny crossover, we understand there are many subcompact options available on the roads for New York and Newark drivers to consider and test drive. If you're shopping for a new model, and you're torn between the Honda HR-V and the Ford EcoSport, we can help. We've done our homework, and looked closely at both models side by side, and we've come up with a number of important ways the EcoSport outshines the competition.


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The Ford EcoSport vs. the Honda HR-V

  • Utility and towing. While both small crossovers have similar capacities in terms of cargo space in the rear, the Ford EcoSport is more useful when it comes to your family's bigger adventures. While the EcoSport model comes with legendary Ford power and a 2,000-pound towing capacity, the Honda is not recommended or rated for towing campers, boats, or trailers.
  • Size and space. Although both SUVs are considered subcompact models, the Honda HR-V measures about 9 inches longer and has a wider wheelbase than the EcoSport. But this doesn't mean the HR-V is more spacious inside. In fact, the opposite is true. The Ford has more front seat legroom than the Honda, and the EcoSport also offers a little more headroom than the HR-V.
  • Power. The Honda HR-V has just one engine system available for its entire lineup. A 141-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, this powertrain delivers 127 pound-feet of torque. The Ford EcoSport, on the other hand, gives Jersey City and NY drivers a choice, with two impressive engines available. The EcoSport starts with a 123-horsepower three-cylinder engine and offers an upgraded four-cylinder with 166 horsepower.
  • Features. The Ford EcoSport also delivers more tech and safety features than the Honda HR-V. Whether you're looking at the standard list of amenities, or the full roster of available options, you'll find more to love and appreciate on the Ford than the Honda. For example, every Ford EcoSport has standard 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, while the Honda doesn't offer either tech feature at all. Also, while both models offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration for upper trims, the Ford comes with an attached 8-inch touchscreen, while the Honda gets a continuation of previous years' 7-inch interface.

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Ready to see for yourself what makes the EcoSport, and all other Ford models, the best in their respective classes? Stop by and visit us in person in Jersey City, and let our sales team introduce you to the full lineup of current models. Test drive the new Ford EcoSport and discover what sets Ford engineering, and this exciting crossover, apart from the competition.