We know deciding between two vehicles can be tough. When the price points, design, and features are so similar, you can find yourself stressing about which one to choose, but we are here to help ease your troubled mind. At Honda Cars of Katy, we’ve thoroughly researched the 2019 Honda HR-V in Katy and compared it to the Ford Escape so you can just sit back and relax about your next car buying decision. If that sounds like something that interests you, then keep reading to discover why we say the Honda HR-V is the better choice.
The two most popular features that people like to research on a new vehicle are the transmission and fuel economy. These days, more and more people are turning to cars that have a more extensive MPG range and eco-friendly transmissions that don’t slack on power. The HR-V is a perfect example of a vehicle that has it all. Check out the nifty graph below to see this fact laid out in number form:
Buying fuel is also easier for the HR-V because it only requires regular unleaded gasoline to perform at its best. If you want maximum efficiency with the Escape, you’re going to have to fork over 20 to 55 cents more per gallon because it requires premium gasoline for maximum efficiency. With the transmission, the HR-V has a CVT, which stands for continuously variable transmission. This can keep the engine at its most efficient speed for improved fuel economy because it doesn’t have “steps” between gears. The Escape doesn’t offer a continuously variable transmission.
Vehicle construction is another feature worth looking into when choosing your next vehicle because the chassis can significantly affect handling and acceleration. The HR-V’s chassis weighs about 600 pounds less and is 7.7 inches shorter than the Ford Escape, making it more efficient and easier to handle, especially when you need to park in tight spaces. Have you ever found yourself trying to have a conversation with your passengers, but find it’s challenging to do so because of excess noise? The chassis has to do with this as well because the construction of a vehicle can also determine cabin noise and annoying vibrations. The HR-V can remove annoying noise and vibrations thanks to computer-generated active noise canceling technology.
Do us a favor; take a deep breath, relax, and then exhale. We’ve done the dirty work, now all you have to do is visit us this weekend to test drive the 2019 Honda HR-V in Katy. We promise that your experience at Honda Cars of Katy will be nothing but stress-free and enjoyable! We look forward to seeing you!
*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.