2018 Ford EcoSport

Original MSRP Range
$19,995 - $27,330
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
23 - 27 MPG City / 29 - 29 MPG Hwy
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2018 Ford EcoSport

What We Like

Fiesta-derived handling; easy to park; availability of all-wheel drive

What We Don't

An older vehicle masquerading as a new one; not particularly impressive fuel economy; some driver-assistance features like forward-collision mitigation are not available; underpowered engines


Expert Rating

3.9/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5


What's New in the 2018 Ford EcoSport?

As far as the United States is concerned, the EcoSport is completely new. But this generation (the second) has been on sale in other parts of the world since 2012.

Which EcoSport is the Best?

Don't even think about the entry-level S model. The minimum starting point has to be the SE with some options.

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How Much Does a 2018 Ford EcoSport Cost?

The 2018 Ford EcoSport is available in S, SE, Titanium and SES trim levels.

The S ($20,990) sets out with 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, tilt-telescopic steering column adjustment, cloth upholstery, a 4.2-in infotainment screen, a rearview camera, an AM/FM radio, an MP3 player, two 12-volt outlets and two USB ports.

The SE ($23,995) adds keyless entry/ignition, roof rails, a powered sunroof with shade, LED daytime running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat, rear parking sensors, Sync 3 infotainment system with a 6.5-in touchscreen, satellite radio, AppLink, 911Assist and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration.

The SE is eligible for a Convenience package that includes a voice-controlled navigation system with an 8-in touchscreen, Wi-Fi, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, ambient cabin lighting and a 110-volt outlet. SE models can also come with 17-in alloy wheels.

The Titanium ($26,875) has those SE options as standard, then adds leather seating surfaces, rain-sensing wipers, a self-dimming rearview mirror and a 10-speaker 675-watt B&O Harman upgraded sound system.

The SES ($27,875) is the version with the 2.0-liter engine and all-wheel drive as standard (they're available as options on the other trim levels for $1,595). It's stocked similarly to the Titanium trim, but doesn't have the leather or the upgraded stereo. However, it compensates with a sportier suspension setup and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for the transmission.

A Cold Weather package (available for SE trim and up) brings heat to the steering wheel and side mirrors.

Conveniently, the tailgate is hinged on the left side, so there's no stretching and pulling required to close it. When opened, it reveals a maximum cargo area of 50 cu ft.; with the rear seats in place, luggage space is 20.9 cu ft.

EcoSport Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
EcoSport S 4WD$21,590 / $21,0513 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder16623 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
EcoSport S FWD$19,995 / $19,4953 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder12327 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
EcoSport SE 4WD$24,500 / $23,8883 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder16623 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
EcoSport SE FWD$23,000 / $22,4253 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder12327 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
EcoSport SES 4WD$26,880 / $26,2084 Cylinder16623 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
EcoSport Titanium 4WD$27,330 / $26,6473 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder16623 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
EcoSport Titanium FWD$25,880 / $25,2333 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder12327 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Ford EcoSport Safety

Is the 2018 Ford EcoSport a Safe Car?

Safety equipment includes traction control, roll-stability control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and several airbags -- including two for the front occupants' knees.

The EcoSport hasn't been crash-tested by any agencies within the United States, but a similar program in Europe (EuroNCAP) gave the 2013 model an overall score of four stars out of five.

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5 Year Cost to Own

$35,799 ($0.48 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Cargo Management Pkg


2018 Ford EcoSport vs the competition

2018 Chevrolet Trax -- Relatively spacious and with good levels of equipment. A bit of a yawn to drive, though.

2018 Fiat 500X -- More modern than the EcoSport and offers some driver-assistance features.

2018 Honda HR-V -- One of the smarter choices in this category. Versatile and roomy interior. Should hold resale values well.

2018 Jeep Renegade -- An outdoorsy vibe and boxy shape give the Renegade character and practicality.

2018 Mazda CX-3 -- Relatively good fun for the driver, totally pleasant for everyone else.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek -- A second generation debuts for 2018. Quite refined, well equipped and roomy, but could use a gutsier engine.

2018 Toyota C-HR -- It's not often that a Toyota is more ambitious than a Ford in the design stakes, but it happens here. Doesn't offer all-wheel drive, but still worth checking out.

Used Honda CR-V -- It has more space, a better engine and excellent build quality. Consult Honda's certified pre-owned (CPO) program.

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