Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Sorry, there are no cars that match your search

You are here

Ford Ecosport 2018

What's on this page

Ford Ecosport 2018

Our most recent review of the 2018 Ford EcoSport resulted in a score of 6 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Tim Robson had this to say at the time: The EcoSport is less adventure vehicle and more a vehicle for those for whom adventure comes in smaller, easy to access doses. It’s small, easy to park and easy to drive, but it’s certainly well behind the rest of the class when it comes to a complete package.

You can read the full review here.

The 2018 Ford EcoSport carries a braked towing capacity of up to 900 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Ford Ecosport 2018 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.

    Show more
  • 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.

    Show more
  • 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.

    Show more
  • 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.

    Show more
See All Ford EcoSport Q&As
Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice. Carsguide is not liable for the accuracy of any information provided in the answers.

Ford Ecosport 2018 Price and Specs

Pricing guides

$17,375
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$12,200
Highest Price
$22,550
Ford Ecosport Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Ambiente SUV 1.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO
Ambiente SUV 1.5L PULP 5 SP MAN
Ambiente SUV 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO $12,200 $17,710
Ambiente (5 YR) SUV 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO $12,200 $17,710
See All Ford Ecosport 2018 Pricing and Specs

Ford Ecosport 2018 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2018 Ford EcoSport are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1765mm x 1708mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Ford Ecosport 2018 Dimensions  include 1708mm height, 1765mm width, 4245mm length.
Ford EcoSport Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Ambiente SUV 1708x1765x4245 mm 200 mm
Trend SUV 1708x1765x4245 mm 200 mm
Ambiente (5 YR) SUV 1646x1765x4325 mm 153 mm
Ambiente SUV 1646x1765x4325 mm 153 mm
See All Ford Ecosport 2018 Dimensions

Ford Ecosport 2018 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2018 Ford EcoSport is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Ford EcoSport currently offers fuel consumption from 5.7 to 6.9L/100km. The Ford EcoSport is available with the following fuel types: PULP and ULP.

Ford EcoSport Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Ambiente SUV 1.5L,PULP,5 SP MAN 6.5L/100km
Ambiente SUV 1.5L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 6.5L/100km
Ambiente SUV 1.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 6.9L/100km
Ambiente (5 YR) SUV 1.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 6.9L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Ford Ecosport 2018 Pricing and Specs

Ford Ecosport 2018 Towing capacity

The Ford EcoSport’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 900kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Ford EcoSport Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
Ambiente SUV 1.5L,PULP,5 SP MAN 700kg
Trend SUV 1.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 700kg
Ambiente SUV 1.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 900kg
Ambiente (5 YR) SUV 1.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 900kg
See All Ford Ecosport 2018 Towing Capacity

Ford Ecosport 2018 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2018 Ford EcoSport will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Ford EcoSport vary from 15x6 inches to 17x6 inches.

Ford EcoSport Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Ambiente SUV 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
Trend SUV 205x60 R16 16x6 inches 205x60 R16 16x6 inches
Ambiente SUV 205x60 R16 16x6 inches 205x60 R16 16x6 inches
Ambiente (5 YR) SUV 205x60 R16 16x6 inches 205x60 R16 16x6 inches
See All Ford Ecosport 2018 Wheel Sizes