2020 Ford Ecosport Review | Design, Specs & Price – The size of SUVs affects their pricing. Not surprisingly, many SUVs are not affordable for some people. Fortunately, there are alternative options available. If you want a more affordable SUV, look no further than the subcompact SUVs.
Here, we will tell you one of the latest subcompact SUVs in the market: the 2020 Ford EcoSport. Below, we will give a brief description of the design, performance, features, and price ranges of the latest EcoSport.
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2020 Ford Ecosport Design
Let’s start with the design. The exterior design is nothing shabby but it is not special either. For a subcompact SUV, the exterior design is decent. It looks rather sleek and modern despite the design elements have been around for more than five years. Also, despite its small size, it looks a bit bulky and boxy.
The interior design is good. It can accommodate five adults comfortable with its two rows of seating. It can be a bit uncomfortable for taller passengers, though. The subcompacts, in general, don’t have large cabins. This includes the 2020 EcoSport, too. That being said, the interior size of the EcoSport is quite large for its class.
The materials used for the interior have good build quality. It is the perfect example of you get what you pay for. As for the cabin size, there are about 20.9 cubic feet behind the rear seating. If the rear seating is folded, the cargo space increases to 50 cubic feet, which is a lot more than most subcompacts.
Specs & Performance
Next, the performance of the 2020 Ford EcoSport. There are two engine options available: the standard three-cylinder, turbocharged EcoBoost engine, and the optional four-cylinder engine. These two engines have different outputs and a wheel-drive system.
The standard engine can deliver up to 123 horsepower. Yes, it is among the lowest outputs in the subcompact class. That said, it is capable enough to handle daily tasks for urbanites. The engine is mated with a six-speed auto transmission gearbox. It is available in front-wheel drive.
The optional engine is more powerful. It can deliver 43 more horsepower than the standard engine. With an output of 166 horsepower, this optional engine is a great option if you need more power. This engine is limited only to all-wheel drive.
In terms of handling, the 2020 EcoSport has responsive steering and is agile. These make the subcompact easy to navigate and maneuver in tight quarters, thus making it a good choice for urbanites alike.
2020 Ford Ecosport Features and Pricing
Features and price go hand in hand. The more features an SUV comes with, the higher the price will be. Of course, this applies to the 2020 EcoSport as well. The 2020 EcoSport comes in four trim levels, each of them comes with a different set of features.
The EcoSport S is the base or entry-level trim. It costs around $20,000 and comes equipped with features such as a 4.20-inch display with SYNC infotainment system, cloth upholstery, adjustable front seats, a rearview camera, an audio system with six speakers, two USB ports, MyKey driver system, and a WiFi hot spot.
The next trim is the EcoSport SE. It has the base trim features with the addition of automatic climate control, a moonroof, push-button start, a leather-covered steering wheel, heated and adjustable front seats, and an 8-inch touchscreen display with SYNC 3 infotainment system, among others. It costs around $23,000.
The third trim is the EcoSport SES, which costs around $27,500. This trim is performance-oriented. As such, it comes with additional features like a more powerful engine with the all-wheel-drive system, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, navigation with voice activation, and ambient lighting, among others.
The last and highest trim is the EcoSport Titanium. Compared to the others, this is the most stylish model. It has seating with leather trims, HD Radio, a sound system from B&O with 10 speakers as well as interior upgrades that the EcoSport SES has.
The 2020 Ford EcoSport is a good choice if you don’t want to spend a lot on a brand new SUV for your daily drives. Since it has such a compact size, navigating and parking around the city will be easier as well. However, as good as it is, it is far from perfect, especially in terms of engine output and comfort. So, what do you think about Ford’s EcoSport?