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 standard on the all-wheel-drive model, making 166 horsepower.
Standard features on the base EcoSport S include power windows and door locks, cruise control with steering wheel controls, automatic headlights, a 6-speaker sound system with Ford's SYNC infotainment and audio steering wheel controls, mobile hotspot integration, power mirrors, auto start-stop technology, a hill start assist system, 16-inch alloy wheels and keyless entry with a panic 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 with an 8-inch monitor and SYNC 3, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, power moonroof, rear parking sensors, automatic temperature control, heated front seats and a proximity key with push button start.
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 675-watt Bang and Olufsen sound system with SiriusXM Satellite and HD Radio, a voice activated 8-inch touchscreen with navigation with real-time traffic and weather display, cloth and leatherette trimmed seating, 17-inch machined alloy wheels, additional exterior chrome around the roof rails and the beltline, rain sensing wipers, rear cross-traffic alert, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated steering wheel and FordPass Connect 4G for internet access.
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 black 17-inch wheels and like the Titanium, the SES also gets the nicer navigation system along with its rear-cross traffic alert and Ford Co-Pilot360 for blind spots, FordPass Connect 4G, 7-speakers, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 6-way power driver seat.
Compact Exterior Dimensions
Inexpensive Base Price
Available All-wheel Drive
For 2021, the EcoSport receives only minor changes which include exterior colors choices and wheel options. Also, the windshield loses the acoustic element from previous years and is now just laminated and the interior loses the illuminated glove box and the illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors.
The Ford EcoSport is one of the most inexpensive crossover vehicles for sale in the United States, less expensive than the compact Ford Escape, while also undercutting the Chevrolet Trax. 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.