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2021 Toyota C-HR Vs. 2021 Ford EcoSport: Which One Is Right for Me?

Posted at Fri, Jul 16, 2021 9:00 AM

Subcompact sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are among the most popular vehicles in North America for a number of good reasons: they are versatile, they are roomy, they are perfect for families or individuals alike. When you decide to start shopping around for a reliable SUV, you will find that there is a huge amount of them out there, all different but all offering varying degrees of those desirable features. Where should you start when shopping? To help you out, our Westbury Toyota staff have narrowed down the list to two of the nation’s best subcompact SUVs: The 2021 Toyota C-HR and the 2021 Ford EcoSport.

Performance Qualities

While these SUVs are pretty evenly matched, there are some noticeable differences, such as what is happening under the hood. The Toyota C-HR has a 2.0 liter (L) I-4 engine that is paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that will get you 144 horsepower (hp) and 139 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque – as Duncan Brady of Motor Trend explains, you can get to 60 miles per hour (mph) in 10.1 seconds with this setup. In terms of fuel economy, you will be getting 27 miles per gallon (mpg) city driving, 31 mpg when cruising on the highway, and 29 mpg combined.

The Ford EcoSport has a 1.0 L EcoBoost I-4 engine paired to a 6-speed SelectShift transmission, and it delivers less power than the C-HR, coming in at 123 hp. In terms of fuel economy, this SUV will get you 23 mpg when driving in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg combined.

Technology Features

Both of these subcompact SUVs are filled to the brim with the latest in tech developments. A quick comparison reveals that both vehicles have Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa capabilities, as well as premium sound setups so that you can listen to your favorite podcasts and music with quality sound when driving. However, the 2021 C-HR has some very nice features that the 2021 EcoSport does not, including:

  • Safety Connect – A suite which offers drivers peace of mind in the event something unexpected happens. Safety Connect has Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, and an Emergency Assistance Button.
  • 8-Way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat – This delivers unparalleled support and comfort no matter how long you are driving for.
  • Auto-Folding Outside Mirrors – This available feature lets you push a button to make the mirrors fold in and they also fold in automatically once the doors lock. In colder weather, the mirror will heat up to allow for a clearer rear view.

Expansive Safety Setup

Both of these subcompact SUVs have thorough and impressive safety setups. However, Toyota has once gone above and beyond in this regard. The 2021 C-HR has all of the following safety features and more:

  • An integrated backup camera
  • Toyota Safety Sense Suite 2.5 (Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and more)
  • Star Safety System (Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Smart Stop Technology, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and more)
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Brake Hold
  • 10 Airbags

The C-HR’s safety features are guaranteed to keep you and your passengers safe whenever the unexpected occurs.

Which One Is Right for Me?

While both of these subcompact SUVs offer all you can need and more, the facts do not lie. The 2021 C-HR offers better performance capabilities, more convenient technology features, and a more expansive safety setup. There is a lot more to this vehicle that we did not cover in this article, so if you have more questions, please give us a call or pay us a visit here at Westbury Toyota.

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