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2018 Ford EcoSport


City 23 - 27 MPG Hwy 29 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.5 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.7
Interior 4.6
Comfort 4.6
Performance 4.6
Reliability 4.8
2018 Ecosport SES

by DougEcoSport from Salem | March 31, 2020

I went from my 2012 Ford Focus SE to the 2018 EcoSport SES The focus had the hybrid manual/automatic transmission which gave unprecedented gas milage. Which made the Ecosport's comparative milage disappointing. That is the only thing I missed. This Ecosport SES is awesome. I'm 6 feet tall 260lbs. and have plenty of room. grandkids have adequate backseat space. Controls and features are very good. Love the sound system. Amazing what you can fit in the vehicles with the rear seats down and the swing tailgate open. Nice factory roof rack. Performance is good, turning radius and parking ease are a huge plus in the city. This is one of the tallest SUVs in this size category making road visibility excellent. The back up camera and side mirror obstruction sensor notification work excellent. I test drove other SUVs in this category and found them to be either over priced or handling not to my liking. Very happy with my EcoSport!! ***Did I mention the heat. I have never seen cabin/defrost heat this fast from a car. ****

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by Happy,Happy, Joy,Joy from Newaygo, MI | February 04, 2020

This vehicle fulfilled all the things I had on my wishlist for a new vehicle- 4 wheel drive, heated seats, navigation, leather interior, phone sync, button start, good gas mileage (for an SUV) and most importantly - it's looks cool

1yr=blown engine #don'tbother

by sunshine19723874 from Blanchester, Ohio | January 15, 2020

This car broke down just over a year after I bought it brand new, the engine blew, took 3-4month to get it back w/new engine and it's been back to the shop 3 times since then! Extremely unhappy with the dealership AND with Ford. Coming from a person who's family has ONLY bought Ford automobiles, I will never get another Ford.

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2018 Ford EcoSport Overview

The 2018 Ford Ecosport is an all-new subcompact SUV that seats five passengers.

Four trim choices will be available: S, SE, SES and Titanium, with the SES designated as the "sporty" trim with unique styling elements. All models will feature a swing gate instead of a traditional upward opening hatch, hinged on the left side to allow for easier curb loading. Ten exterior color choices will be available.

Inside, the EcoSport features a unique floating display panel front and center to house the 8-inch touchscreen that uses Ford's latest Sync 3 multimedia system, standard on the Titanium models. Lesser trims get either a 4-inch or 6-inch screen mounted in the same location with Sync 3 an option. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also will be offered, as will the FordPass app that allows connection and management of the car's systems via a smartphone. Audio supplier Harman has teamed up with B&O to offer B&O Play, standard on the Titanium model, a 675-watt premium audio system featuring 10 speakers, including a subwoofer.

The interior is also designed for versatility, with as many as 30 cubbies, hooks and storage bins throughout the cabin. The second-row seats fold and stow for increased cargo room, and combine with a false floor board in the cargo area to create a flat area for larger items.
The SES trim also features some special interior appointments, with sport seats and unique copper colored trim pieces to spice things up. The top trims feature two USB ports low in the console for charging personal electronics along with a 12-volt socket. Optional is a 110-volt household outlet, plus a second 12-volt socket for the backseat.

Under the Hood
Two engine choices will be available. First is a turbocharged three-cylinder EcoBoost engine like the one found in the Ford Focus and Fiesta, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission; it sends power to the front wheels only. The optional engine is a larger non-turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that will include all-wheel drive as standard.

The 2.0-liter will be standard equipment on the SES model, in keeping with that trim's sportier demeanor, but the top Titanium can be had in either three-cylinder or four-cylinder guise. Ford did not provide horsepower or fuel economy ratings for the powertrains, and likely will not until closer to the car's on-sale date, more than a year away.

Overview courtesy of Cars.com