2020 Ford EcoSport

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2020 Ford EcoSport
2020 Ford EcoSport

Key specs

Base trim shown

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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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 4.6
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

3.0

Horrible MPG & acceleration = deal breaker

Was lured into a 2020 ses thanks to all the tech, price and size. Interior wise, for me the seats and position never felt comfortable. The lumbar support creates an odd bend to the seat that never adjusted to a comfortable place. The tech was solid, zero complaints there. The one hang up I could not get past was the size of the tank and actual mpg I was getting in city driving, most of what I do. The absolute highest mpg I achieved in the week and a half I had it was 16. No matter how much I liked any other aspect, this one thing alone was a deal breaker. I could have gotten used to the seating issues with time I think, but looking down at that constant reminder of my current average mpg being so low, no thanks. The other bigger issue is all who have said the car has no power when pressing the gas, we’re correct. I came from 2016 Mazda cx3, so I wasn’t driving anything sporty or powered in comparison. Making turns and pressing the gas to accelerate was always a chore for the car. Considering a more powered much larger suv gets better gas mileage, trading this one back in for a Rav4.

3.0

Buy used, not new

PROS: fairly good gas mileage - I was getting 31.7 mpg. I liked the connectivity (Bluetooth, Apple, Siri, etc.) and seatwarmers. CONS: it's not very powerful, especially when the a/c is on. I couldn't get the FordPass app to work so I couldn't use the remote start. I even went online to try to figure it out - the Ford website wasn't helpful at all. I think it's way overpriced for what you get, especially since it's a very small car and doesn't have a great profile. Bottom Line: It's a good car for one small person. I wouldn't recommend it if you're tall or have a few kids. I'd also buy one used, not new. The pricing for a new Ecosport is ridiculous.

3.3

Very Small, Low Power

Absolutely do not reccomend for tall people, blind spots and height of windshield make it pretty difficult to see everything without hunching over. Generally reliable, like the look of the exterior and seats are comfortable though slim. Backseats are tight. Does well enough in winter weather even with all-season tires. Went from a V6 to this car so the way it drives is beyond disapointing by comparison. Lurches hard with quick acceleration and some slowdowns, takes an eternity to get up to speed. Might be the right fit for someone, just not for me!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
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
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.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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