2023 Ford EcoSport Preview Redesign Info, Pricing, Release Date
The arrival of the Ford Maverick has put the subcompact EcoSport SUV into an interesting position. The tiny pickup truck becomes the most affordable vehicle in Ford’s lineup and is giving the American automaker a reason to update the subcompact SUV. With the EcoSport entering its sixth model year on sale, Ford is preparing to come out with a fully redesigned model shortly. Reports indicate that we could see a redesigned EcoSport arrive as early as 2023.
We don’t have a lot of information on what the fully redesigned 2023 EcoSport will look like. We haven’t seen any camouflaged prototypes being tested yet. For the upcoming redesign, we expect the EcoSport to grow in size. Reports indicate that the EcoSport will move to utilize the same platform as the global Puma and Fiesta. Production of the 2023 Ford EcoSport is expected to migrate from the current plant in India to one in North America.
For the 2023 model year, we could see the EcoSport move to having a similar interior design to the Bronco Sport or the Maverick. We expect the subcompact SUV to have chunky interior styling, a collection of physical controls for the HVAC system at the bottom of the center console. With a larger body, the redesigned EcoSport should have a more spacious cabin.
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The 2023 redesign will bring more high-tech features to the EcoSport. The current SUV comes with a 4.2-inch display, a Wi-Fi hot spot, two USB ports, and six audio speakers. Against rivals that come with larger standard touchscreens and standard smartphone compatibility, the current EcoSport’s list of features is outdated. The subcompact SUV is available with an eight-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, and navigation.
We expect Ford to offer the 2023 EcoSport with a new engine with the redesign. The subcompact SUV currently comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 166 horsepower and 149 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is all-wheel drive. The EcoSport could move to come with turbocharged three-cylinder engines that Ford offers in other parts of the world.
Safety is a key area where the 2023 Ford EcoSport will be a large improvement over the current model that’s on sale. The subcompact SUV currently comes with a rearview camera as standard. Rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and rear parking sensors are optional. The redesigned EcoSport should come with Ford Co-Pilot 360 as standard.
Pricing & Release Date
With a full redesign expected for the 2023 model year, the Ford EcoSport could arrive before the end of 2022 or at the beginning of 2023.
A fully redesigned EcoSport could have a price tag that’s higher than the current model on sale. The current SUV ranges from $23,335 up to $29,690 (with destination).
The 2023 Ford EcoSport will compete against the Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-30, Volkswagen Taos, Subaru Crosstrek, and Kia Soul.
Pictured: 2022 Ford EcoSport