Fiesta-derived handling; easy to park; availability of all-wheel drive
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
First introduced to the U.S. for 2018, there is very little changed for the 2019 Ford EcoSport. The SES grade offers a new Black Appearance Package adding a black-painted roof for certain exterior colors. FordPass Connect is available across the board.
Don't even think about the entry-level S model. The minimum starting point has to be the SE with some options. Find a Ford EcoSport for sale
The 2019 Ford EcoSport is available in S, SE, Titanium and SES trim levels. AWD, standard on the SES, is optional on all other trims. Cost varies according to trim from $1,450 to $1,550. All prices reflect the manufacturer's factory-destination fee.
The S ($21,090) sets out with 16-in alloy wheels, a capless fuel filler, heated outboard mirrors, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, remote keyless entry, cloth upholstery, a 4.2-in infotainment screen, a rearview camera, a 6-speaker AM/FM radio, an MP3 player, two 12-volt outlets and two USB ports.
The SE ($24,245) adds keyless ignition, roof rails, a powered sunroof with shade, LED daytime running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat, hands-free entry, turn-signal indicators in outboard mirrors, rear parking sensors, Sync 3 infotainment system with a 6.5-in touchscreen, satellite radio, AppLink, 911 Assist and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration.
The SE is eligible for a Convenience package including 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 ($27,255) has those SE options as standard, then adds leather seating surfaces, rain-sensing wipers, a self-dimming rearview mirror, a heated steering wheel and a 10-speaker 675-watt B&O Harman upgraded sound system.
The SES ($28,370) is the version with the 2.0-liter engine and AWD as standard. 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.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2019 Chevrolet Trax -- Relatively spacious and with good levels of equipment. A bit of a yawn to drive, though.
2019 Honda HR-V -- One of the smarter choices in this category. Versatile and roomy interior. Should hold resale values well.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek -- A second generation debuts for 2018. Quite refined, well equipped and roomy, but could use a gutsier engine.