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Ford Ecosport

Ford’s entrant into the small crossover segment is called the EcoSport, and is distinguished by the fact that it’s built in India for our market.

The entry level five-door SUV, Ecosport Ambiente priced at $22,790 is powered by a three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol while the Ecosport Titanium, priced at $28,990 is powered by an 82kW 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine driving all four wheels, and both are backed by a six-speed auto. It competes in the same space as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V, and although it's a lovely little thing, lacks the sales traction of either rival.

Ford EcoSport Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford EcoSport here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What are the pros and cons of a 2018 MG ZS?

    ZS pros include cheap pricing, an easy driving experience and a comparatively spacious interior compared to other direct rivals like a Mazda CX-3. The dash is pleasant, there is a decent amount of equipment and the controls are all simple to use. It should also be fairly inexpensive to run and service, though earlier ZSs like yours require six-monthly rather than 12-monthly service intervals.

    There are two engine options - a 1.5-litre four-cylinder model with a four-speed auto on the base Excite, or a 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder version on higher-specification Excite Plus and Essence grades with a six-speed auto. Note that the latter powertrain is more expensive to service.

    Plus, there's still a fair chunk of the manufacturer's warranty left, which is seven years, while capped-price servicing is also offered.

    But the ZS does not offer AEB Autonomous Emergency Braking, so only rates a four-star ANCAP crash-test rating.

    Additionally, the ZS's suspension is on the firm side in terms of dealing with road bumps, which might upset some occupants, yet there is not much of the 'fun factor' in regards to steering and handling finesse that rivals like the CX-3, Suzuki Vitara, Honda HR-V, Hyundai Venue, Holden Trax, Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Kona offer in spades.

    We've also heard complaints about the interior's perceived quality being sub-par, cabin storage isn't generous and Android Auto isn't supported (though Apple CarPlay is).

    Finally, the ZS' resale value trails all of the aforementioned competitors by a significant margin, meaning it's on track to be worth less when the time comes to on-sell it.

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  • Does the 2017 Ford EcoSport have a dual-clutch transmission?

    The BL model, which was introduced in October 2017, doesn’t have a dual-clutch auto; it has a regular automatic transmission. The BK that preceded it did have a dual-clutch auto.

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  • Known problems with Ford Ecosport?

    I'm not surprised Ford wouldn't reassure you that the transmission in your car won't give you any trouble in the future. Realistically, they can't do that, at best they could only hope it won't give you any trouble. No one can predict what might happen, and unfortunately the reputation of the cars fitted with the terrible Powershift transmission has taken a hit with buyers.

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  • CX-3 too pricey?

    The starting price of the CX-3 is cheaper than its rivals at $19,990, so it should not be as expensive as you think. Of your other three, the S-Cross is boring but the only one I would remotely recommend.

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Ford EcoSport Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Ford EcoSport varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $22,790 and going to $28,990 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $22,790 $28,990
2019 SUV 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,600 $29,999
2018 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $24,999
2017 SUV 1.0L, PULP, 5 SP MAN $11,700 $20,240
2016 SUV 1.0L, PULP, 5 SP MAN $10,100 $17,990
See All Ford EcoSport Pricing and Specs

Ford EcoSport Colours

  • Diamond White
  • Moondust Silver
  • Smoke
  • Shadow Black
  • Blue Lightning
  • Canyon Ridge
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Ford EcoSport Dimensions

The dimensions of the Ford EcoSport SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1646x1765x4325 mm 153 mm
2019 SUV 1646x1765x4325 mm 153 mm
2018 SUV 1708x1765x4245 mm 200 mm
2017 SUV 1708x1765x4245 mm 200 mm
2016 SUV 1708x1765x4245 mm 200 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ford EcoSport Dimensions

Ford EcoSport Interior

The interior of the Ford EcoSport was both impressive and underwhelming in equal measure. It had some horrible trim fit and finish elements, and while there was fake leather available, it wasn't pleasant or plush. On the plus-side, though, the boot of the EcoSport was huge - big enough for a washing machine, apparently. Check out the images to see what we mean.

Ford EcoSport Fuel Consumption

The Ford EcoSport is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.9L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 6.9L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 6.9L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 6.5L/100km 1.5L PULP 5 SP MAN
2018 SUV 6.9L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 6.5L/100km 1.5L PULP 5 SP MAN
2017 SUV 6.9L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 6.5L/100km 1.5L PULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Ford EcoSport Pricing and Specs for 2020

Ford EcoSport Towing Capacity

The Ford EcoSport has maximum towing capacity of 900kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 900kg 900kg
2019 SUV 900kg 900kg
2018 SUV 0kg 900kg
2017 SUV 0kg 900kg
2016 SUV 0kg 700kg
See All Towing Capacity for Ford EcoSport

Ford EcoSport Wheel Size

The Ford EcoSport has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x60 R16 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 205x60 R16 16x6 inches 205x60 R16 16x6 inches
2019 SUV 205x60 R16 16x6 inches 205x60 R16 16x6 inches
2018 SUV 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2017 SUV 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2016 SUV 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ford EcoSport Wheel Sizes

Ford EcoSport Seats

The following Ford EcoSport is available with five seats. Black fabric seat trim comes on the Ambiente, Trend and Titanium variants.

Ford EcoSport Seats