2021 Ford EcoSport: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Kelly Campbell
Automotive Analyst - April 24, 2020

Model Preview

The Ford EcoSport was launched in 2018 as a subcompact crossover, making it Ford's entry-level vehicle into their crossover lineup. As the vehicle is only three years old, it will roll into the 2021 model year as a carryover. For those that don't care for the current styling, the crossover is due for a redesign for 2022.

Exterior design could be considered simple to some or bland to others depending on preference. Up front, the EcoSport features a chrome-accented grille between large headlights. A single body line spans the length of the car, running through the front a rear door handles before ending at the taillights. In the rear, the crossover sports a flat tailgate with taillights that almost mirror the headlights.

The simple styling continues on the inside with much black plastic and a typical three-spoke steering wheel. The center stack is topped with a dash-mounted touchscreen infotainment system which leads down to the HVAC controls and shift knob.

Ford Ecosport

Under the hood, engine choices remain the same. The base motor is a 1.0-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine paired only with front-wheel drive. If you want the larger, more powerful 2.0-liter inline 4 engine, you'll have to opt for all-wheel drive.

In the safety department, all trim levels come with Ford Co-Pilot360, however, the only standard features are automatic headlights, rearview camera, and hill start assist. Additional features such as standard blind spot monitoring requires moving up to the SES trim or higher. All trims also come with brake assist, which helps mitigate collision when heavy brake use is detected. Compared to competitors, the list of safety features on the EcoSport is fairly thin.

Pricing & Release Date

Although release date is unconfirmed, we expect the 2021 EcoSport to hit showrooms sometime around late-July based on prior years' schedules.

With the departure of the Fiesta and Focus, the EcoSport is now the most affordable Ford model. Pricing for the 2021 EcoSport ranges from $21,240 for the base S FWD trim and will reach $28,960 for the top of the line SES AWD (prices include destination).

The 2021 EcoSport will compete with the Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR, and Kia Soul.

Learn more about the current EcoSport on sale now »

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