2019 Ford EcoSport vs 2019 Toyota C-HR

2019 Ford EcoSport vs 2019 Toyota C-HR

As the smallest crossovers in the Ford and Toyota lineups, the EcoSport and the C-HR are adored for their sedan-like versatility and SUV-like capability. With both entering their second year in the US market, the competition between the two models is fierce. Find out which of these compact contenders comes out on top with this side-by-side comparison of the 2019 Ford EcoSport and the 2019 Toyota C-HR. 

2019 Ford EcoSport


2019 Toyota C-HR

$19,995  Starting MSRP $20,995 
166 hp / 149 lb.-ft.  Max. Horsepower / Torque 144 hp / 139 lb.-ft. 
91.1 cubic feet  Passenger Volume 83.8 cubic feet 
20.9 cubic feet  Cargo Volume 19.0 cubic feet 

Main Differences Between the 2019 Ford EcoSport and the 2019 Toyota C-HR

The EcoSport provides a surprisingly accommodating interior given its compact stature, offering a total of 91.1 cubic feet of passenger space. In contrast, the C-HR clearly struggles to adapt its cabin to its small frame, offering just 83.8 cubic feet of passenger space overall. The volume gap gives the EcoSport 1.5 inches more front headroom, 4.3 inches more front shoulder room, 5 inches more rear legroom and 2.9 inches more rear hip room than the C-HR.

The EcoSport also packs a deceivingly spacious 20.9-cubic-foot cargo space behind the rear seats, which extends to 50.0 cubic feet with those rear seats folded. The C-HR falls way behind at 19.0 cubic feet and 36.4 cubic feet with rear seats folded.

For those times when a capacious cargo area just won’t do it, you’ll want a vehicle that can tow. The EcoSport kicks off its lineup with a 1,400-lb. towing capacity. The model also gives the opportunity to boost that capacity to 2,000 lbs. when equipped with the optional 2.0-liter engine. The C-HR, on the other hand, is incapable of towing at any capacity.