2021 Ford EcoSport

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2021 Ford EcoSport
2021 Ford EcoSport

Key specs

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The good:

  • 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

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Ford EcoSport trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • Turbo three-cylinder or four-cylinder engine
  • 8-inch touchscreen available
  • Heated steering wheel available

2021 Ford EcoSport review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Ford EcoSport?

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

What’s New on the 2021 Ford EcoSport?

SE trim levels and above get a cargo cover and package tray, and an optional appearance package for the SE trim includes a six-way power driver’s seat, 17-inch aluminum wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and orange accents on the dash and seats. Optional Overlander decals for the hood, sides and swing gate are available for SE and Titanium trims.  

What Features in the 2021 Ford EcoSport Are Most Important?

  • Standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required after data trial) 
  • Available 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity 
  • Available navigation system
  • Available blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert 

Should I Buy the 2021 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 grown in recent years, 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 4.2
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 3.9
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.1

Most recent consumer reviews


A real blast to drive...

My mom had a kid pull out in front of her Taurus and they totaled it, so She asked me to find a car. Found the Ecosport as a used car at a good price. Dealer installed Factory style leather seat covers in place of the cloth. Ma got to drive it twice and it was passed to me. I'm glad I picked it. Tests show 0-60 in 10-11 seconds with the little 3 cylinder. I made it in 12 but going a little up hill. It has enough pep for running around but gets fantastic mileage. I teased my wife when I fill up for $23 and get 300+ miles and she fills her jeep for $60 and shows 285 miles. I traded from a lifted 2 door jeep to the Ecosport and I am happy driving it. I upgraded the radio from the 4" to the 8" with nav. Great choice...A great little fun driver. I got in the back seat to see if the reviews were right and I had plenty of leg room for a small car. I'm 5'11" and 200# but everything fits well. I like the fact that I don't have to crawl in like my sons Subaawoo. I get in and out with ease due to the tall stance. I'm planning to put on All Terrain tires when the time comes.


A good little car

Great little commuter. 5000 miles so far no problems. Just a cute little car and especially great for around town. Gas mileage on highway is about 35mpg for me with cruise control. I really like the little car.


Done with Ford!!!

This car is an over priced tin can on wheels!!! Ford should be ashamed to sell a so-called American car that was manufactured in India!!! I have bought and driven many Fords in the past and from the same dealership but I wouldn't by a skateboard from these shysters after this nightmare experience!!!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage EV
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
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. 8-year/100,000-mile (whichever comes first) BaseCARE EV Warranty coverage.
7-year/100,00-Mile (whichever comes first)
Dealer certification required
Certified 127-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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