2020 Ford EcoSport vs 2020 Toyota C-HR 

2020 Ford EcoSport vs 2020 Toyota C-HR

As the smallest SUVs in their respective lineups, the Ford EcoSport and the Toyota CH-R provide drivers with a more cost-conscious and nimbler alternative to the bulkier SUV models you see on the road. Both lineups were launched for 2018 and competing viciously since day one. Discover how this heated subcompact crossover rivalry has developed with our 2020 Ford EcoSport vs 2020 Toyota C-HR comparison.

Though the Ford EcoSport and the Toyota C-HR compete in the same weight class, what you get for space and layout is not necessarily the same. For one, the EcoSport features a unique side-opening rear hatch, which eliminates the risk of getting hit by a low-opening liftgate. There are also some variations in cargo and passenger space you should know about. You can see the details in the comparison table below.

2020 Ford EcoSport 


2020 Toyota C-HR 

$19,995  Starting MSRP  $21,295 
36.7 in  Rear Legroom  31.7 in 
20.9 cubic feet Cargo Volume  19.0 cubic feet
Available Intelligent 4WD Not Available

Comparing the Interior, Power and Handling of the 2020 Ford EcoSport and 2020 Toyota CH-R Subcompact SUVs 

The comparison table reveals that the 2020 Ford EcoSport features more cargo space and rear legroom than the 2020 Toyota C-HR. The Ford crossover also offers more total space for passengers than the CH-R – 7.3 cubic feet more to be exact.

The Ford EcoSport is one of the few subcompact SUVs to offer a choice of engines, the first being a 1.0L EcoBoost® (123 horsepower). A more powerful 2.0L TI-VCT (166 horsepower) powers EcoSport models with Intelligent 4WD. You’ll also be able to tow up to 2,000 lbs. Towing at any capacity is not recommended with the Toyota CH-R.

Where the EcoSport really excels is on winding roads. The crossover’s suspension and steering deliver remarkable performance, making it one of the best-handling subcompacts available. Drivers looking to experience the exceptional performance of the 2020 Ford EcoSport firsthand can visit us at Akins Ford in Winder, GA to test drive the lineup today.