The EcoSport comes in one of four different trim levels with a choice of two engines and either front or all-wheel drive. The base engine is an extremely efficient 1.0L 3-cylinder engine aided by a turbocharger for a total output of 123 horsepower sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic. A bigger 2.0L 4-cylinder engine is also available, making 166 horsepower and sending power to all four wheels. It's the standard engine on the top trim level, though all-wheel drive and the bigger engine are available as an option throughout the entire EcoSport range.
Standard features on the base EcoSport S include power windows and door locks, automatic headlights, a 6-speaker sound system with Ford's SYNC infotainment, power mirrors, auto start-stop technology, a hill start assist system, a rearview camera, blind spot monitors, 16-inch wheels, keyless entry and an alarm.
The SE version adds a few thousand dollars to the base price but includes quite a few more comfort and convenience features. The SE gets a better infotainment system, a power moonroof, reverse parking sensors, automatic temperature control, a leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise control buttons mounted on it and powered, heated front seats.
The Titanium trim looks to offer a premium small car feel, with lots of near luxury features in a diminutive package. Included with the Titanium trim is a 10-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system with SiriusXM Satellite Radio, a voice activated 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, perforated leather trimmed seating, 17-inch wheels, additional exterior chrome around the roof rails and the beltline, rain sensing wipers, rear cross-traffic alert, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a heated steering wheel.
The top of the line SES is actually more similarly equipped to the SE, however it gets the bigger engine and all-wheel drive as standard while adding a bit of sportiness to the EcoSport. It gets a sportier suspension calibration along with machine finished 17-inch wheels and like the Titanium, the SES also gets the uplevel navigation system along with a rear cross-traffic alert.
Compact Exterior Dimensions
Inexpensive Base Price
Available All-wheel Drive
The Ford EcoSport is a brand-new model for Ford which slots in at the bottom of their SUV and crossover lineup. The EcoSport aims to combine the compact footprint of a subcompact car with the extra space, taller seating position and ruggedness of an SUV. With a bit more versatility than the average small car, the EcoSport is a strong entry into the growing compact crossover segment.
The Ford EcoSport is one of the most inexpensive crossover vehicles for sale in the United States, with a base price below $20,000. This makes it more than $4,000 less expensive than the compact Ford Escape, while also undercutting the Chevrolet Trax, the EcoSports main competition by more than $1,300. The EcoSport offers fantastic value for anyone who lives in the city and needs a smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicle, while still wanting to maintain the kind of interior versatility and light off-roading ability that is only on offer in a crossover vehicle.