2021 Ford EcoSport

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$20,395

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2021 Ford EcoSport
2021 Ford EcoSport

Key specs

Base trim shown.

Overview

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 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

This car has everything I need.

This car met my needs of having the ability to fit my seated walker in the cargo area without collapsing the walker. My old car wouldn't allow that.

5.0

Easy to handle

It is solidly built, quite and drives smooth. The seats are comfortable and easy for adjusting to your need. It almost drives like a Ford Focus. You can get into and out of it easy.

5.0

Love my new car

Awesome car, too bad the dealership isn't. It is fun to drive and I love all the details and extras makes it better than others I was thinking about.

See all 7 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles Blue Certified: Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 120,000 miles Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Basic warranty terms
Gold Certified: 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
Gold Certified: 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
Gold Certified 172-point inspection Blue Certified 139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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