|2016 Honda HR-V||2016 Ford Escape|
|8.4 l/100km||City Fuel Efficiency||10.7 l/100km|
|6.7 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||7.6 l/100km|
|141 HP||Horsepower||168 HP|
|2,902 lbs.||Curb Weight||3,598 lbs.|
2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Ford Escape
While the Honda HR-V continues its rise as one of the most popular subcompact crossovers to hit the market, Ford is one of the last remaining manufacturers not to jump at introducing something to the segment yet. Instead, its smallest utility vehicle is the always-popular Escape, a compact crossover more fit for taking on the CR-V. But alas, with nothing smaller to give it competition, we decided to compare the 2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Ford Escape to see which vehicle might be the better choice.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda HR-V
With one glance at the table above, it is clear to see that the two vehicles – while quite comparable – have a clear leader. Starting from the top of the table, the 2016 Honda HR-V utilizes 2.3 l/100km less fuel through city streets like those found here in Edmonton. And on the highway? It still utilizes nearly a full litre less. In the long run that’s going to save you quite a bit of money at the gas pump, which is a perk well worth taking advantage of.
And just when it looks like the Ford Escape might have something to fire back, namely the fact that its engine generates an extra 27 horsepower, even that advantage is ripped away by the final row of the table. The Honda HR-V weighs nearly 700 lbs. less than its adversary, meaning it needs much less horsepower to deliver the same enjoyable driving experience, thus severely hemorrhaging the one advantage that the Escape had.
So with a pretty substantial fuel efficiency advantage, and a fairly even playing field in terms of power, the 2016 Honda HR-V begins to look like the obvious choice. Of course, the Ford Escape is a larger vehicle, so it may have more interior space in the cabin for people and cargo. But unless that is important to you, the HR-V makes a great choice. Be sure to give us a call with any questions, or schedule a test drive right here on our website.