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2021 Ford EcoSport

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2021 S Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility
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Price:   -  From $20,395
2021 S 4x4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $21,990
2021 SE Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $23,960
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2021 Titanium Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $26,895
2021 SES 4x4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $28,155
2021 Titanium 4x4 Sport Utility Price:   -  From $28,345
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What's New

Mechanically unchanged for 2021, Ford’s EcoSport SUV receives new aluminum wheels and paint colors. A six-way power driver’s seat is standard on SES trims, while SE models and above receive cargo covers and package trays. For the first time, Titanium trim comes with perforated seating materials.

Choosing your Ford EcoSport

The 2021 EcoSport range includes two very different engines, each mated to a different drive system. Prices start at $21,240 (all prices include destination) for an S trim with the EcoBoost engine, with a $1,595 price jump to the larger two-liter gas engine and all-wheel drive.

The SE trim is available from $24,695, with a $1,500 jump to the bigger engine, and Titanium starts at $27,510 with a $1,450 uplift. SES models are only available with the larger engine, for $28,820, making them slightly cheaper than a similarly configured Titanium model.

Engine Choices

One of the EcoSport’s two available gas engines is twice the size of the other. The differences between them are less dramatic, since the 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost unit generates 123 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, compared to the 166 hp and 149 lb-ft of the normally aspirated 2.0-liter engine.

The EcoBoost supplies power to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission, while the larger 2.0 has intelligent four-wheel drive as standard. The EcoSport returns an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 28 combined, while the other engine’s figures are 23/29/25 respectively.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)
1.0 EcoBoost123 hp125 lb-ft27/29/28 MPG
2.0L 4-Cylinder166 hp149 lb-ft23/29/25 MPG

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity for the five-seater EcoSport stands at 20.9 cu ft with the rear seats in place, and exactly 50 cu ft once they’re dropped.

Ford EcoSport

Safety Features

Despite a relatively affordable sticker price, every EcoSport is furnished with safety aids including automatic lights, cruise control, and hill start assistance. The cabin features eight airbags and a post-crash alert system, while roll stability control attempts to minimize the likelihood of a crash.

SE models get a reverse sensing system as standard, whereas SES and Titanium receive blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alerts with rain-sensing wipers. Unlike its competitors, you won't find automatic emergency braking (AEB) or more advanced features at any price point.


Base S models are a long way behind the times, lacking the eight-inch capacitive touchscreen found in SE models and above. They also lack smartphone compatibility, with a modest 4.2-inch LCD screen and voice control powering a six-speaker stereo and smart-charging USB ports.

It is possible to connect up to ten devices to a 4G WiFi hotspot in every EcoSport, remotely unlocking and starting the vehicle and locating it in car parks. SE trim and above gains satellite radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, but you’ll need SES or Titanium to enjoy navigation and a seven-speaker sound system.

Ford EcoSport

S – From $21,240

It might seem unfair to criticize such an affordable SUV for being sparsely-equipped, but S-trim EcoSports are not luxurious.

FordPass Connect technology includes WiFi hotspot and remote engine control, remote central locking and smart-charging USB ports. There’s climate control and cruise control, power front and rear windows, and a six-speaker stereo.

It’s not possible to upgrade EcoSport models with options packs.

SE – From $24,695

As the first trim on nodding terms with modern specifications, SE models receive an 8.0-inch touchscreen powering smartphone connectivity and a reverse sensing system. Electronic climate control is augmented with heated front bucket seats, while second-row passengers gain privacy glass.

There’s keyless entry and push-button start, a power moonroof with sunshade, configurable LED daytime running lamps, and a de-icer function for the windshield wipers.

SES– from $28,820

Only available with a two-liter engine and all-wheel drive, SES models also gain larger 17-inch aluminum wheels and sport-tuned suspension alongside blind spot and cross-traffic alerts. The stereo receives an extra speaker and navigation comes as standard, while the side mirrors are powered and heated.

The leather-wrapped steering wheel is also heated, and the driver’s seat gains six-way power, with ambient cabin lighting and rain-sensing front wipers.

Titanium – from $27,510

Available with a choice of engines, chrome moldings and strips distinguish Titanium models alongside unique machined aluminum wheels. Other differences from SES models include the inclusion of a center floor console and a ten-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with subwoofer, plus perforated seat fabrics.

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With S trim too plain and higher models struggling to justify their extra expense, SE represents the sweet spot in the EcoSport range. It does the best job of balancing affordability with the type of specifications SUV buyers expect nowadays.

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Expert Review

  • Small size is easy to drive
  • Above-average cargo space
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Great optional infotainment system
  • Where’s the active safety tech?
  • Subpar interior materials
  • Base trim is spartan
  • Dull performance
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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Perfectly sized for cities. The subcompact Ford EcoSport was practically designed for urbanites. Measuring in at just 71.9 inches wide and 161.3 inches long, the subcompact EcoSport is incredibly easy to drive. Narrow alleys and tight parallel parking spots are a breeze to tackle in the EcoSport.

Despite its tiny stature, the EcoSport offers a good amount of space in the back seats compared to similarly-sized competitors. In the back, passengers get 36.7 inches of rear legroom and 37.5 inches of rear headroom. When it comes to legroom, that’s more than what you’ll find in the Mazda CX-3, Nissan Kicks, or Jeep Renegade.

While the side-swinging rear gate can be a headache, there’s a generous amount of cargo room for the class. Behind the rear seats, the EcoSport has 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space. That figure opens up to 50 cubic feet of cargo space in total. That’s more than the Hyundai Venue, Mazda CX-3, and Mazda CX-30, but below options like the Honda HR-V, Kia Seltos, and Nissan Kicks.

Excellent available infotainment system. The standard infotainment system in the EcoSport is a dreary 4.2-inch display. All of the higher trim levels come with a more modern 8-inch touchscreen that includes Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and satellite radio. Ford’s excellent SYNC 3 infotainment system is available with the larger touchscreen and brings crisp graphics and quick response times.

Subcompact SUVs are predominantly affordable ways to get around with an eye on value, so they don’t offer high-end audio systems. The Titanium trim is the first in the lineup to come with a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system that sounds crisp. A subwoofer is included with the system for extra bass.

Ford EcoSport

Below-average performance. Ford offers two engines with the EcoSport, neither of which endows the SUV with peppy performance. The standard engine is a turbocharged 1.0-liter inline-three that makes 123 horsepower. That engine is only available with front-wheel drive. The larger 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is rated at 166 horsepower and exclusively comes with all-wheel drive.

While having all-wheel drive as an option puts the EcoSport above options like the Venue and Kicks, it leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to performance. Competitors like the CX-30 are offered with turbocharged engines that make 250 horsepower.

Despite the small engines, the EcoSport is below average when it comes to fuel economy. The best the EcoSport can get is up to 28 mpg combined. That makes it less efficient than the Kicks, Venue, Seltos, CX-3, HR-V, Crosstrek, and Kona. Even some larger compact SUVs have better fuel economy figures than the EcoSport.

Missing safety features. Unlike nearly all of its competitors, the EcoSport doesn’t come with any standard driver-assist features. The only thing the SUV comes with as standard equipment is a rearview camera. Additionally, Ford only offers a handful of advanced driver-assist features as optional equipment. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are the only two available features.

The IIHS hasn’t completed its testing on the EcoSport yet, but the NHTSA gave the SUV a four-star overall safety rating. That score is down on competitors, which mostly come with a five-star overall safety rating.

Final Thoughts. The Ford EcoSport predominantly appeals to urbanites in need of a small, yet spacious subcompact SUV. It comes with above-average interior space and cargo capacity, while its small size makes it easy to drive. The available SYNC 3 infotainment system is another highlight.

Compared to the competition, the EcoSport doesn’t have the same performance, safety features, upscale design, or fuel economy. Even if affordability and size are the main things you’re looking for, there are better subcompact SUVs on the market.

If you’re looking for better value and a larger interior, the Kia Soul is a better option. It’s not available with all-wheel drive, but it has a cavernous interior, a more powerful turbocharged engine, and more available safety features. The Mazda CX-30 is the high-end option in the class with an upscale design, a lavish interior, and one of the largest infotainment screens on the market. Mazda offers the CX-30 with a 250-hp turbocharged engine and all of the latest advanced safety features.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.0L I-3 / 123 HP / 125 ft.lbs.
6-spd SelectShift w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
27 / 29 / 28 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.0L I-3 / 123 HP / 125 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
27 / 29 / 28 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
13.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
50.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
91 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
161.3 "
Exterior Width
69.5 "
Exterior Height
64.8 "
Front Headroom
39.6 "
Rear Headroom
37.5 "
Front Legroom
42.9 "
Rear Legroom
36.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
53.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
51.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,020 Lbs.
Wheel Base
99 "
Turning Radius
17.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Convex Spotter
Front Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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