2019 Ford EcoSport

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$19,995

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

28

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

161.3” x 64.8”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Interesting cabin design
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available
  • High seating positions front and rear
  • Steering feedback
  • Flip-down head restraints aid visibility
  • Straightforward controls

The bad:

  • Ride quality on bumpy roads
  • Unrefined powertrains
  • Side-hinged rear swing gate bad for urban parking
  • Fuel economy
  • No automatic braking system
  • Backseat knee room

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2019 Ford EcoSport trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • New SES Black Appearance Package available
  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • Four-cylinder or turbo three-cylinder engine
  • 8-inch touchscreen available
  • Heated steering wheel available
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2019 Ford EcoSport review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Ford EcoSport?

Launched last year, the EcoSport is the smallest SUV in Ford's lineup. It seats five and offers a choice of two engines: a 123-horsepower, turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder in front-wheel-drive versions and a 166-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder in four-wheel-drive models. Both engines team with a six-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and Chevrolet Trax.

What’s New on the 2019 Ford EcoSport?

A new Black Appearance Package for the SES trim level adds a black roof and hood decal on white, silver and blue EcoSports.

What Features in the 2019 Ford EcoSport Are Most Important?

Available convenience features include automatic climate control, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, the Sync 3 multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, remote start, a Bang & Olufsen premium stereo and 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hot spot. Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert is also available.

Should I Buy the 2019 Ford EcoSport?

EcoSport highlights include its tall seating position, simple controls and steering feel, but it also has some significant negative characteristics. These include ride quality on bumpy roads, unrefined powertrains that don't get great gas mileage and a tight backseat. The subcompact SUV class has added numerous entrants recently, so it's worth your while to check out the competition to find the one that's right for you.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.5
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Most recent consumer reviews

3.0

Brake problem

Brakes screach when in reverse in the morning. Sound as if they have been wet. The noise stops after some use. Dealership said to wait for a recall.

4.0

Does the job

We got a slightly used Ecosport 2.0 liter for driving around town. With the exception of a fluky failure of a CV axle at 24,000 miles it has been fine. That was fixed under warranty. Due to unforeseen circumstances this became our primary vehicle and we drove thousands of miles across the country, Gas mileage isn't good but it goes great in the snow due to the 4WD. We're satisfied and it has been a good value for the money.

1.0

Lousy car

This car is a xxx! Required major transmission work after 65 ,000 miles. I'll never buy this car or any other Ford product again! Hope this is imformative.

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Safety

Based on the 2019 Ford EcoSport base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
20.4%
Rollover rating
3
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Powertrain
Available
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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