The 2022 Honda HR-V and the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport are both compact SUVs. Though their prices are quite different, their performance is comparable for the most part. The Ford has slightly better fuel economy, but it's also a little more expensive than its Japanese counterpart.

Here, we will compare these two vehicles that are currently at the top of their game: These cars have just about everything you could want from a small SUV, so let's see which one is more likely to win your heart (and your wallet).

Design & Style

  • Exterior Design

When it comes to exterior design, there's no doubt that the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport is a bold and striking vehicle. The muscular body and wide, high stance makes it look like a real head-turner on the road. Meanwhile, while the 2022 Honda HR-V has a sporty look, its rounded edges and sweeping lines give it an airy appearance that's downright soothing at times.

Although both cars are attractive in their own right (and they're not exactly traditional luxury vehicles), we feel that one of these two rides has won this category by default: After all, how could you not select from between two such good-looking vehicles?

  • Interior Design

The interior of the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport is slightly larger than that of its rival, and it also has better seat comfort for both front and rear passengers. The HR-V's backseat legroom is tight in comparison, but it compensates with enough space for five people to ride comfortably. Both vehicles' dashboards feature similar design elements, including large touchscreen displays and air vents within reach of both driver and passenger hands.

Technology & Safety

The 2022 Honda HR-V comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, while the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport has an 8-inch screen. The HR-V also gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On both vehicles, you can make phone calls or send messages through voice commands, but the Bronco Sport's SYNC 3 system also supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The HR-V does not offer those services at this time. Both vehicles are equipped with front and rear parking sensors, though only the 2020 HRV has blind spot monitoring.

The NHTSA and IIHS have given both vehicles high safety ratings. The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport scored five out of five in crash tests, while the 2022 Honda HR-V earned four out of five stars.

Performance

The Ford has a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, while the Honda uses a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The 12-speed automatic transmission in the HR-V is able to hold gears longer than most other vehicles on the road today, which helps it get better gas mileage than its competitors at 31 mpg city/28 highway/30 combined.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately, the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport is a better choice than the 2022 Honda HR-V. It has better styling and more towing capacity. If you are looking for an affordable compact SUV that does everything well and looks good doing it, then this one is for you! —And even if you aren't shopping for an SUV right now but want something with great fuel economy or safety features at an affordable price point (which is why most people buy cars), then we think the Honda HR-V may still be worth checking out!

The Bottom Line

Of the two SUVs, the 2022 Ford EcoSport wins by a landslide. It's got more cargo space and seating capacity, it has better fuel economy and it offers all-wheel drive as an option, which gives it an edge in bad weather.

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