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Ford emphasises more on safety and hence the Freestyle packs in more safety features

Safety and After Sales Service – The Ford Freestyle shines in the safety aspect as it gets six airbags in the top trim while the Honda WR-V gets only dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across the range. In terms of after-sales service, Honda has an upper hand in the network and resale value department but Ford is steadily catching up with emphasis on low cost of spares and overall ownership.

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If space is your priority, then the Honda WR-V should be your pick

Verdict – Both the cars are good in their own right. In terms of space and practicality, the WR-V scores high while on the performance front, it is the Freestyle which is a cut above. Talking about comfort and handling, there isn’t a very significant amount of difference between the two. When it comes to performance, the WR-V’s petrol engine can’t match up to the Dragon engine of the Freestyle. In fuel-burner options, both the i-DTEC and TDCI mills are extremely good performers. The WR-V should be your pick if you’re a family guy and travel with more luggage but if you’re driving alone or with just 1 or 2 passengers and don’t care much about the lack of sunroof and a smaller boot, it is the Freestyle that you should go for.

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The WR-V looks more intimidating than the Freestyle

Further Reading

Ford Freestyle Review
Ford Freestyle Video Review
Honda WR-V Review
Honda WR-V Video Review