2020 ford ecosport
Let’s get right to it. There is nothing special about the Ford ECOSport. Right off the bat, I know that this vehicle is going to be great as someone’s first car or for someone older, who doesn’t care about and/or know much about technology and what vehicles do offer these days. One can argue it does its job as a sub compact SUV. Well, let’s see.
You can find this sub compact SUV in four different trims. Starting with the EcoSport S, followed by the SE, Titanium, and finally SES. You can also find about an $8,000 jump from the S to the Titanium model.
With seating for five, the EcoSport also has a decent amount of cargo space. The less than visually appealing interior might be a deal breaker for some. Also, if space is top on your priority list, you might want to check out its competitors before settling for this one.
When you hop behind the wheel for your first ride, you can expect to get 27 MPG city and 29 MPG highway. Something to add to the pros, the Ford can tow up to 2000 pounds, which is more than its rivals. You will have a little pep leaving stoplights and driving at city speeds.
Tech and Safety
An 8 inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces is available on higher models. The basic models have a basic 4.2 inch display with bluetooth but no other smartphone integration. Two USB ports and a wifi hotspot add to the EcoSport technology. The buttons and knobs are mostly easy to use, but there are a few that are tucked away and difficult to reach.
A rearview camera is standard in the EcoSport, as is Ford MyKey. This feature encourages safe driving habits by adding seat belt reminders and letting you set limits of speed and audio volume for secondary drivers. This can be useful for a parent who is letting their child take the car for a drive.