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    Honda WR-V vs Ford EcoSport - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 05 Jul 2020

    Which B2-segment SUV is better: Honda WR-V or Ford EcoSport? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

     


    Honda WR-V vs Ford EcoSport

    WR-V 2020 Vs EcoSport 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    WR-V VS ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Honda WR-V

    Ford EcoSport

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    SV

    ₹8.50

    Ambiente

    ₹8.18

    VX

    ₹9.70

    Trend

    ₹8.98

     -  -

    Titanium

    ₹9.77

     -

    Titanium+

    ₹10.67

     -

    Thunder

    ₹10.67

     -

    S

    ₹11.22

     

    Honda WR-V prices start from Rs. 8.50 lakh and go up to Rs. 9.70 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. Ford EcoSport petrol manual prices start from Rs. 8.18 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.22 lakh. Ford EcoSport has a lower starting price but its top variant is more expensive than the Honda WR-V VX trim.

    WR-V VS ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL MANUAL

    Honda WR-V

    Ford EcoSport

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    SV

    ₹9.80

    Ambiente

    ₹8.68

    VX

    ₹10.99

    Trend

    ₹9.48

     -

    Titanium

    ₹10.00

     -

    Titanium+

    ₹11.17

     -

    Thunder

    ₹11.17

    S

    ₹11.72


    Honda WR-V prices start from Rs. 9.80 lakh and go up to Rs. 10.99 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. On the other hand, Ford EcoSport diesel manual prices start from Rs. 8.68 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.72 lakh. Ford EcoSport has a lower starting price but again, its top variant is more expensive than the WR-V’s top trim.

    WR-V 2020 Vs Ecosport 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Honda WR-V is 3999mm long, 1734mm wide and 1601mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2555mm. The Honda WR-V has a boot space of 363 litres. The Ford EcoSport measures 3998mm in length, 1765mm in width and 1647mm in height. The wheelbase of Ford EcoSport is 2519mm and it has a boot space of 352 litres.

    A wider body normally results in better shoulder room inside the car while a higher roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. A higher ground clearance makes it easier to go over tall speed breakers or drive on broken roads. The wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase often results in more cabin space. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage.

    Also Read - 2020 Honda WR-V vs Tata Nexon - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    WR-V VS ECOSPORT | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Honda WR-V

    Difference

    Ford EcoSport

    Length (mm)

    3999

    1

    3998

    Width (mm)

    1734

    31

    1765

    Height (mm)

    1601

    46

    1647

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2555

    36

    2519

    Boot Space (litre)

    363

    11

    352

    Ground Clearance (mm)

    188

    12

    200

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    40

    12

    52


    Dimension Review

    • WR-V and EcoSport are equally long.
    • EcoSport is wider than WR-V by 31mm.
    • EcoSport is taller than WR-V by 46mm.
    • WR-V has a longer wheelbase than EcoSport; by 36mm.
    • WR-V has 11 litre more boot space than EcoSport.
    • EcoSport has 12mm more ground clearance than WR-V.

    In terms of dimensions, EcoSport is a larger car compared to the WR-V. So, the EcoSport will have better road presence than the Honda WR-V 2020.

    WR-V 2020 Vs Ecosport 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One Has Better Performance?

    WR-V VS ECOSPORT | ENGINE & POWERTRAIN OPTIONS

    Honda WR-V

    Ford EcoSport

    1.2 Petrol Manual

    1.5L Petrol Manual

    1.5 Diesel Manual

    1.5L Petrol Automatic

     -

    1.5L Diesel Manual


    The detailed comparison of WR-V and EcoSport powertrains is as follows:

    WR-V VS ECOSPORT | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Honda WR-V

    Ford EcoSport

    Engine Type

    Petrol

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.2

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    3

    Maximum Power

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    122PS @ 6500rpm

    Peak Torque

    110Nm @ 4800rpm

    149Nm @ 4500rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    5-speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    16.5kmpl

    15.9kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    6-speed Torque Converter

    Automatic Claimed FE

    -

    14.7kmpl


    WR-V 1.2 Petrol Vs Ecosport 1.5L Petrol

    Honda WR-V gets a 1.2 petrol engine that makes 90PS of maximum power and 110Nm of peak torque. It is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 16.5kmpl. 

    Ford EcoSport gets a 1.5L petrol engine that makes 122PS of maximum power and 149Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The EcoSport petrol has an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 15.9kmpl with the manual and 14.7kmpl with the automatic transmission.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • EcoSport has a considerably more powerful engine than WR-V.
    • EcoSport's engine produces 39Nm of extra torque than WR-V's and that too at 300rpm lower.
    • WR-V petrol manual is a bit more fuel-efficient than the EcoSport manual.

    EcoSport's engine quite a bit more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to WR-V's engine. If you're looking for a car that takes you farther on every sip of fuel then WR-V will be slightly better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

    WR-V VS ECOSPORT | ENGINE COMPARISON

    DIESEL MANUAL

     

    Honda WR-V

    Ford EcoSport

    Engine Type

    Diesel

    Diesel

    Displacement

    1.5

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    100PS @ 3750rpm

    Peak Torque

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    215Nm @ 1750-2500rpm

    Transmission

    6-Speed

    5-Speed

    Claimed FE

    23.7kmpl

    21.7kmpl


    Wr-V 1.5 Diesel Manual Vs Ecosport 1.5L Diesel Manual

    Honda WR-V gets a 1.5 diesel engine that makes 100PS of maximum power and 200Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 23.7kmpl.

    Ford EcoSport gets a 1.5L diesel engine that makes 100PS of maximum power and 215Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 21.7kmpl.

    Diesel Manual Engine Review

    • WR-V and EcoSport have identical power output.
    • EcoSport's engine produces 15Nm more torque than WR-V's.
    • WR-V diesel manual is a fair bit more fuel-efficient than the EcoSport manual.

    EcoSport's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to WR-V's engine. If you're looking for a car that takes you farther on every sip of fuel then WR-V will be slightly better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

    WR-V 2020 Vs Ecosport 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    WR-V VS ECOSPORT | FEATURE COMPARISON

    TOP 5 FEATURES

    Honda WR-V

    Ford EcoSport

    LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL

    HID Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRLs

    Electric Sunroof

    Electric Sunroof

    R16 Alloy Wheels

    R16 Alloy Wheels

    7-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ Navigation, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    9-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

    Auto AC w/ Touchscreen Control Panel

    6 Airbags

    Cruise Control

    Cruise Control

    Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

    Keyless entry with push-button start/stop


    Top features of WR-V are LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL, Electric Sunroof, Cruise Control, R16 Alloy Wheels, Keyless entry with push-button start/stop, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ Navigation, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and Auto AC w/ Touchscreen Control Panel. Top features of EcoSport are Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRLs, Electric Sunroof, Keyless entry with push-button start/stop, R16 Alloy Wheels, 9-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System, Cruise Control and 6 Airbags.

    Is Honda Wr-V Better Than Ford Ecosport?

    Price of the base variant of Honda WR-V petrol is Rs. 8.50 lakh and Ford EcoSport petrol is Rs. 8.18 lakh (both ex-showroom). In the case of the diesel engine, the price of the base variant of Honda WR-V is Rs. 9.80 lakh and Ford EcoSport is Rs. 8.68 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Ford EcoSport is lower. So it is more affordable but its higher variants are more expensive than the WR-V facelift.

    In terms of dimensions, EcoSport is a larger car compared to the new WR-V. So, if the size is a measure of road presence for you, then EcoSport beats the WR-V.

    For petrol manual powertrain, EcoSport's engine offers quite a bit more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to WR-V's engine. If you're looking for a car that takes you farther on every sip of fuel then WR-V will be slightly better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

    As far as diesel manual powertrain is concerned, EcoSport's engine offers a little bit more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to WR-V's engine. If you're looking for a car that takes you farther on every sip of fuel then WR-V will be slightly better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna



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