2020 Ford EcoSport

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2020 Ford EcoSport
2020 Ford EcoSport

Key specs

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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

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Our 2020 Ford EcoSport trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot now standard
  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • Turbo three-cylinder or four-cylinder engine
  • 8-inch touchscreen available
  • Heated steering wheel available

2020 Ford EcoSport review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Ford EcoSport?

The 2020 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 work with a six-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and Chevrolet Trax. 

What’s New on the 2020 Ford EcoSport?

A 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial is now standard, and the FordPass smartphone app enables remote vehicle locking, starting and locating. The SE trim level gains an 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system, a cargo management system and a map pocket on the back of the front passenger seat.  

What Features in the 2020 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 and a Bang & Olufsen premium stereo. Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert is also available.

Should I Buy the 2020 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 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


In test drove it and bought it!

I traded in my 2015 Soul. Ford has great incentives! I wanted AWD and well see how it does in Maine winters. I see so many negative reviews from manufacturers but many positive here! The consumers are what counts!


I had a Ford Focus before I got the Ecosport

The Ford Ecosport is an updated version of the Ford Focus in SUV form, I love it! This CarV meets every expectation, and I hope it out performs my Focus, which was one of the best cars I have ever had.


I love it!

I had this car on the top of my list when I was doing research near the end of the lease for my 2018 Ford CMAX. I loved that car and wanted to get a new model but when I found out that it was discontinued I went with my next choice and it was the EcoSport. This car is amazing! When I went to the dealership with a different trim in mind they only had one and it was the show room model. Thus car has EVERYTHING!! I swear it could drive itself with all the features it has. I've had it since early March and I don't have anything negative to say about it. I would totally lease (like I am now) or buy this model again!

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Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
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