Although it arrived a year ago in North America, the EcoSport isn’t that fresh at all. The current generation of this compact crossover is on the market for about five years and we have seen a facelift a year ago. Also, this model lacks in many aspects compared to the competition, so a soon redesign seems like a certain thing. Most likely, it will happen in about two years, which indicate that the 2020 Ford EcoSport will continue without more important changes. So, count on familiar design characteristics, trim levels and engines.
- Good fuel economy
- User-friendly infotainment system
- Decent cargo volume
- The base engine is underpowered
- Rivals are more athletic and offer more safety features
In terms of exterior design, this model has a lot of things in common with the previous-generation Fiesta. It rides on the same Global B platform and comes with almost identical mechanics. The wheelbase longer, as well as the overall length. For comparison, it features around 7-inch shorter wheelbase compared to Ford’s compact SUV, the Escape. On the other side, styling closely resembles the famous subcompact car. You can easily notice styling cues from the previous Fiesta. Still, keep in mind that the crossover has been updated recently and that it now features a couple of fresh details, especially at the front end.
The interior design seems pretty typical for subcompact crossovers. There is a lot of hard plastics on the inside, while the cabin is quite tight. Front seats are supportive and comfortable enough, but the rear bench definitely cants accommodate taller passengers. On the other side, the great thing about this SUV is a spacious cargo area. You’ve probably noticed so far that the rear end of the vehicle features pretty boxy shape, which clearly indicates spacious trunk. You can count on 21 cubic feet of cargo space. Once you fold down rear seats, the capacity goes up to 50 cubic feet. Also, count on a lot of standard features. Even base models come with things like automatic headlights, a rearview camera, cruise control, alloy wheels etc.
The 2020 Ford EcoSport should continue with two familiar engines in the offer. Base versions will feature a small and efficient 1.0-liter EcoBoost unit, which delivers around 125 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. Higher trims are equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which is good for 166 horsepower and 149 pound-feet of torque. Such amount of power guarantees quite athletic performances, especially if you go for an SE S version, which comes with sport-tuned suspension, rear spoiler, paddle shifters, and much more sporty features. However, a smaller 1.0-liter unit is definitely a better choice for economy-minded drivers, with average fuel consumption of 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
2020 Ford EcoSport Release Date and Price
Expect to see 2020 Ford EcoSport sometime late in the next year with the starting price of around 20.000 dollars.