2018 Ford EcoSport Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Shadow Black
MSRP
$15,805 - $21,814
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
23 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
123-166
Seats
5

How 2018 Ford EcoSport Ranks In Its Class

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#19
  By Owner Reviews
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#4
  By Price
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#25
  By Experts
Ranks  
#18
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 4.0Comfort 4.2Styling 3.9Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

Slotting beneath the Ford Escape compact SUV in size and price, the new 2018 Ford EcoSport (echo-sport) is the latest entry in the fast-growing subcompact SUV segment that includes the Chevrolet Trax, Mazda CX-3, top-selling Honda HR-V and others.

Ford EcoSport Models & Trims

S Sport $15,805 - $18,120
Horsepower: 123 hp - 166 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3, Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE Sport $18,382 - $21,145
Horsepower: 123 hp - 166 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3, Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Titanium Sport $18,542 - $21,411
Horsepower: 123 hp - 166 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3, Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SES Sport $18,791 - $21,814
Horsepower: 166 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.46

It is the perfect compact vehicle without being the smallest guy on the road.

This car is so comfortable. It is perfect for city driving. I didn't want a car, like I normally go for, as I hate being the little guy on the road. The Ecosport is perfect in the sense that it is bigger than a typical car but small enough you can maneuver around the city easily and parallel park with a breeze! The moon roof is perfect for summer driving, and it is got a good kick in the engine (always a must for me). Decent gas mileage as well!

Autumn R
Helpful

Great performance, handling and miles per gallon. Weak on comfort, space and storage. Recommended for a couple not a family.

Really surprised & disappointed by the difference in storage and legroom from the 2015 escape I previously had. Non aesthetically the car drives well, though it is lacking in the acceleration. That does not affect me but it has caused issues for my wife and her lead foot. Overall car performs very well, but take any family members on the test drive alone so you can be certain to comfortably fit in as a group.

Edward C
Helpful

It's 4 wheel drive and it's high off the ground. Great in bad weather so far

Drives nice but every other time I get out of the car and press lock one time about 30 seconds later sometimes the car horn goes off like he says f the doors is open or the hood and they are not. Dealership still can't fix after two months of reporting and two tries. Gas mileage only 22 mpg despite 23 to 28. Like that it is 4 wheel drive and raised high above ground great for going through flooding and snow

Mark R
Helpful

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,805 - $18,120
$18,382 - $21,145

Horsepower

Horsepower
123 - 166 (hp)
123 - 166 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.0L EcoBoost, 2.0L Ti, 1.0L ECOBOOST, 2.0L TI
1.0L EcoBoost, 2.0L Ti, 1.0L ECOBOOST, 2.0L TI
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available
Standard

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
Standard
Standard

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 (in.)
42.9 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 (in.)
39.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.7 (in.)
36.7 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 (in.)
37.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
P205/50HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.2 (in.)
99.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35 (ft.)
35 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
69.5 (in.)
69.5 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3020 - 3300 (.lbs)
3080 - 3333 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
166 (hp)
166 (hp)

Torque

Torque
149 (ft. lbs.)
149 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1400 - 2000 (.lbs)
1400 - 2000 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
140 - 200 (.lbs)
140 - 200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder, 3 Cylinder
4 Cylinder, 3 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.6 (gal.)
13.6 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
N/A
Side
N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Advancetrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags *
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag *
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • BLIS Blind Spot Sensor
  • and Cross Traffic Alert

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

Equipment > Other > Labels May 13, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
May 13, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V312000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Ford Ecosport vehicles sold in the United States Federal Territiories. These vehicles were shipped with the European brake reservoir pictogram cap label and the European English language owner's manual kits. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence:
Owners could be confused by the incorrect label on the brake fluid cap, potentially causing them to replace the brake fluid with an incorrect fluid which could affect brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake fluid cap and owner's manual kit, free of charge. The recall began on June 21, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18C04.

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