Is It Really Better Than Ford? – Comparing The 2019 Honda HR-V in Bristol, WI

June 25th, 2019 by

When it comes to comparing vehicles, people often narrow down their top two choices to a Ford versus another brand. Skip all of that “do it yourself” research and read today’s blog where we compare the 2019 Honda HR-V in Bristol, WI against the Ford Escape. You might be a little surprised as to which vehicle comes out on top…


You might assume that vehicle safety features are standard across the board, and that no matter the make and model you choose, you’re always protected. In this case, you’ll find that being in the HR-V offers better protection than if you were to drive the Escape. Sure they share similar features like traction control, stability systems, and a multitude of airbags, but only the HR-V can offer you a Collision Mitigation Braking System. This safety feature comes standard on the EX, EX-L, and Touring trim and utilizes forward mounted sensors to alert the driver of possible collisions ahead. If the driver doesn’t react to the systems notification, the brakes will be automatically applied to either reduce the impact or avoid it entirely.  


Buying fuel has never been easier in the HR-V because it only needs regular unleaded gasoline to perform at its best, while the Escape requires premium for maximum efficiency. This can end up costing you 20 to 55 cents more per gallon, while also filling up more frequently because the Ford can’t amount to the range that the HR-V can offer:


HR-V Escape
2WD 4 cyl./Auto 28 city/34 hwy* 21 city/29 hwy* 2.5 4 cyl./Auto
4WD LX 4 cyl./Auto 27 city/31 hwy* 22 city/28 hwy* 1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto
4 cyl./Auto 26 city/31 hwy* 20 city/27 hwy* 2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto


The way the HR-V is constructed also effects its efficiency in more ways than just fuel economy. This Honda can handle and accelerate more effectively because it weighs about 600 pounds less than its competitor. It’s also 7.7 inches shorter, making parking a breeze, and it comes with computer-generated active noise cancellation technology to remove excess noise and vibration from the passenger side. This statement is backed up by Car and Driver from a test conducted where the interior of the HR-V EX-L AWD was proven to be quieter while cruising at 70 MPH than the Escape Titanium AWD.


An often overlooked aspect when out car shopping is the vehicles economic advantages. Most people don’t think to question the resale value or operational expenses, but with Honda, you can rest easy knowing the HR-V will cost you less in the long run. It’s estimated that the HR-V will retain 52.5% to 54.17% of its original price after five years, whereas the Escape will only keep 45.44% to 49.07% of its value. It’s also estimated by IntelliChoice that the five-year ownership costs of the HR-V will be $4633 to $5397 less than for the Escape. What could you do with all that extra cash?


Has your mind been blown yet? If you’re still not impressed or want more information, feel free to give us a call or stop on by Honda of Kenosha for a test-drive! We know you’ll fall in love with the 2019 Honda HR-V in Bristol, WI, we guarantee it. 


*Based on 2012-2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.


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