The 2018 Ford EcoSport is fun, capable and connected. Its look has nice proportions and a bold design. Instead of a conventional tailgate that opens upward, the swing gate opens to the left, accessible from a hidden switch within the taillamp. It features LED signature lighting and halogen projector headlamps that are both striking and useful. The 60/40 fold-flat seats offer more flexibility, as well as the roof rails and moonroof. The EcoSport standard cargo management system features an adjustable rear load floor and shelf you can use to customize how you stow your gear. It comes with an available 8-inch touchscreen, which allows you to make your vehicle a Wi-Fi hotspot and connect to the FordPass app. The EcoSport is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and comes with a premium sound system. It also offers two smart charging USB ports to keep you connected while on the go. Also, with ambient lighting, you can adjust the color inside to match your mood. Under the hood, the 2.0L Ti-VCT (GDI) engine is paired with intelligent 4WD, offering enhanced handling in any climate and on any road, while the standard 1.0L EcoBoost engine has exhilarating performance. With fun comes responsibility, which is why you'll find numerous safety features, including a standard rear-view camera, hill start assist, auto start-stop technology and cross traffic alert. The 2018 Ford EcoSport is the first EcoSport in the United States.
The Ford EcoSport comes with two engine choices. The base car has a 1.0L in-line, 3-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 123 horsepower. A bigger, 2.0L engine with 4-cylinders meanwhile, produces 166 horsepower; though owners will have to pay a small mileage penalty for the extra power. Power is sent to the front tires, or to all-four wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. While Ford has not released mileage estimates for the EcoSport, we expect exceptional mileage for an SUV.
The EcoSport comes in four distinct trim levels, starting with the base S version. Standard equipment on the base model include one-touch power windows, automatic headlights, an MP3 capable stereo with six speakers, two USB ports, air conditioning, hill start assist, a rearview camera and an anti-theft system. Outside, the EcoSport has 16-inch wheels, daytime running lights, mirrors with an integrated blind spot system and the ability to tow up to 2000 lbs.
Stepping up to the SE gets buyers Ford's SYNC 3 operating system, SiriusXM Satellite radio, a power moonroof, automatic temperature control, body colored door handles, a trip computer and sensors in the rear bumper to help while backing up.
Titanium edition EcoSports get a much nicer stereo, a voice activated touch screen navigation system, Perforated leather seating surfaces, rain sensing wipers, a leather steering wheel and shift knob and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Outside, the Titanium is easily recognizable by its fog lamps, 17-inch wheels and additional chrome work. Several safety features are also included on the Titanium, including a cross-traffic alert system and an emergency brake assist system.
The top of the line SES is a little sportier than other EcoSports, starting with the engine. The bigger 2.0L comes standard as does sport tuned suspension. Otherwise the SES is equipped similarly to the Titanium and SE versions of the vehicle.
Compact And Nimble
Decent Ground Clearance
Available All-wheel Drive
Fuel Efficient Engines
The Ford EcoSport is a brand new vehicle, slotting in below the escape at the bottom of Ford's SUV lineup. While the escape is the rough SUV equivalent to a compact car, the new EcoSport fills in the open niche of subcompact SUV. It's an interesting vehicle class that has not been experimented with very much in the United States, but Ford is confident that buyers will find plenty to like about the new diminutive little SUV.
Ford have done their homework with the new EcoSport, providing lots and lots of standard features that drivers want at this price point. In addition, the EcoSport promises to be pretty inexpensive to operate and own, especially with its economical 3-cylinder engine. City dwellers who fancy the occasional trip to the countryside will love the EcoSports maneuverability and the way its tiny body is able to swallow up seemingly endless amounts of luggage. The EcoSport also offers all-wheel drive, which is quite a rarity for a vehicle of this size. Prices start at under $20,000.
Engine: 1.0L EcoBoost -inc: auto start-stop technology
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/SelectShift
Axle Ratio: 3.44
GVWR: 3,080 lbs
50-State Emissions System
Transmission w/Oil Cooler
Battery w/Run Down Protection
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
13.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
Wheels: 16" Shadow Silver-Painted Aluminum
Tires: P205/60R16 AS BSW
Express Open Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Black Rear Bumper
Black Bodyside Cladding
Black Side Windows Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Deep Tinted Glass
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Conventional Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
Integrated Roof Antenna
SiriusXM Radio -inc: a 6-month prepaid subscription, Service not available in Alaska or Hawaii, SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by SiriusXM Radio Inc, If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates, Fees and taxes apply, To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc
SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition, 6.5" LCD capacitive touchscreen in center stack w/swipe capability, AppLink, 911 Assist, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 2 smart-charging USB ports
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Tumble Forward Cloth Rear Seat
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