2018 Ford EcoSport

Buyer's Guide

The compact crossover field has expanded rapidly in the last few years and it's fair to say the segment's sales will get a serious boost with the arrival of the Ford Ecosport, the latest utility model from a brand that knows a thing or two about this popular vehicle type.

While the Ecosport is new to Canada, the current generation has been on sale elsewhere in the world since the 2013 model year, so it's far from a new design, but don't expect that to matter to the legions of Ford loyalists who will like this little vehicle just fine.

At first glance, Ecosport is an ungainly little thing, its narrow body standing tall and sporting styling cues we'd call a mish-mash of the brand's current design language and that of its last-generation cars.

Available in S, SE, SES and Titanium trims, the Ecosport starts out with a 1.0L turbocharged three-cylinder engine that makes 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, which comes exclusively with a front-wheel drivetrain. If you want AWD, it comes matched with a 2.0L four-cylinder good for 167 hp and 149 lb-ft, a combo that's optional in S, SE and Titanium trims and standard in SES.

Both engine/driveline packages use a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Ecosport goes up against a large field that includes established models like the Honda HR-V and Chevrolet Trax and more recent entrants like the Hyundai Kona. In our opinion, the Ecosport looks less modern, but seems competitive in most other respects.

S trim features include cloth seats with four-way manual adjustments, six-speaker stereo, Sync infotainment with 4.2-inch display, adjustable cargo shelf, trip computer, cruise control, 16-inch aluminum wheels, two USB charging ports, power windows, automatic headlights, blind sport side mirrors, capless fuel filler and a rear wiper/washer.

SE models gain a six-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, automatic climate control, satellite radio, Sync 3 infotainment with a 6.5-inch display, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift lever, sunroof, chrome interior door handles, passive keyless entry, body-colour exterior door handles and side mirror caps, silver painted grille, LED signature lighting, fog lights and backup sensors.

SES trim gets a sport-tuned suspension, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, partial leather seating with orange copper striping, seven-speaker stereo, 17-inch wheels, Sync 3 with 8.0-inch display, navigation, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 110-volt power outlet, blind spot monitor and rain-sensing wipers.

Titanium adds perforated leather seating, nine-speaker stereo with subwoofer, sliding front centre armrest, heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, heated side mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer.

Ford's fuel consumption estimates for the Ecosport are 8.6/8.1 L/100 km (city/highway) for the 1.0L/FWD powertrain combo, and 10.2/8.0 with the 2.0L and AWD.

2018 Ford EcoSport Specifications

There are 7 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $22,099 MSRP
8.4
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
123 hp @6000 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
S FWD $22,099 5 SUV
S FWD 123 hp @6000 rpm 125 ft-lb @3500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
S FWD 161.3" 69.5" 64.8" 99.2"
S FWD
S FWD Cloth Seats
S FWD
S FWD
S 4WD $24,599 5 SUV
S 4WD 166 hp @6500 rpm 149 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
S 4WD 161.3" 69.5" 65.1" 99.2"
S 4WD
S 4WD Cloth Seats
S 4WD
S 4WD
SE FWD $25,099 5 SUV
SE FWD 123 hp @6000 rpm 125 ft-lb @3500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
SE FWD 161.3" 69.5" 64.8" 99.2"
SE FWD
SE FWD Cloth Seats
SE FWD
SE FWD
SE 4WD $27,599 5 SUV
SE 4WD 166 hp @6500 rpm 149 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
SE 4WD 161.3" 69.5" 65.1" 99.2"
SE 4WD
SE 4WD Cloth Seats
SE 4WD
SE 4WD
Titanium FWD $28,599 5 SUV
Titanium FWD 123 hp @6000 rpm 125 ft-lb @3500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
Titanium FWD 161.3" 69.5" 64.8" 99.2"
Titanium FWD
Titanium FWD Leather Seats
Titanium FWD
Titanium FWD
SES 4WD $29,399 5 SUV
SES 4WD 166 hp @6500 rpm 149 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
SES 4WD 161.3" 69.5" 65.1" 99.2"
SES 4WD
SES 4WD N/A
SES 4WD
SES 4WD
Titanium 4WD $31,099 5 SUV
Titanium 4WD 166 hp @6500 rpm 149 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
Titanium 4WD 161.3" 69.5" 65.1" 99.2"
Titanium 4WD
Titanium 4WD Leather Seats
Titanium 4WD
Titanium 4WD

Expert Review Articles

by Stephanie Wallcraft
September 27, 2018
Ford EcoSport vs Hyundai Kona vs Mazda CX-3 vs Nissan Kicks
by Jil McIntosh
July 11, 2018
The crossovers are coming.
by Dan Heyman
July 03, 2018
City rumble
by Evan Williams
May 18, 2018
Eek-o vs Echo
by Steven Bochenek
July 12, 2017
After years of selling on other continents, the newish Ford EcoSport subcompact SUV is finally coming to North America.

Owner Reviews: 2018 Ford / EcoSport

Average Rating
Information or opinions expressed in these reviews are not endorsed by autoTRADER.ca
Have comments about autoTRADER.ca Owner Reviews? Send us an email

Nearby Vehicles

Vehicle Research

Search