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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-02-2019, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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what can Ford improve on?

I'm starting this thread after finding out the EcoSport we're getting has existed overseas for many years already, 6 to be exact. Owners in those parts of the world have talked about build quality concerns relating to the interior. Also with the interior, is an abundance of plastic which is not a good look, especially when trying to convince its home market to buy this new entry-level product over others.

To any owners out there, what concerns do you have that should be addressed in future year models?
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I mean they could deliver on the nameplate and make the next generation model more economical and sporty. Neither the fuel economy or styling is all that impressive when compared to competitors.
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I already like the body style on the Ecosports more than my 2018 Escape. The one thing I'd really like to see is a spare tire option for all of the Ecosport configurations. Where I live we average a flat tire or two every year so it is kind of risky having nothing but that stuff you fill the tire with to hopefully temporarily be able to finish going wherever you're going when your tire goes flat. Secondly, I'd like to see better fuel economy for a vehicle of this size... without sacrificing power.
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I already like the body style on the Ecosports more than my 2018 Escape. The one thing I'd really like to see is a spare tire option for all of the Ecosport configurations. Where I live we average a flat tire or two every year so it is kind of risky having nothing but that stuff you fill the tire with to hopefully temporarily be able to finish going wherever you're going when your tire goes flat. Secondly, I'd like to see better fuel economy for a vehicle of this size... without sacrificing power.
If that's your take on the EcoSport vs Escape, the next production Escape due sometime next year will grab your attention.


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More power! Every review bashes the underpowered 1.0 EcoBoost. I have the 1.0L, it's not terrible and I average better fuel economy than the window sticker.
In the US, we get the 123HP version. Why not the 140 HP version? Comparing similar models, The Chevy Trax, Honda HRV, Buick Encore all have 140HP engines.
I know it would add costs, but also why not the 1.5L EcoBoost as the upscale engine choice? Having 179HP 1.5 EcoBoost would pit the Ecosport right in the top for performance vs competition of the Hyundai Kona and Jeep Renegade.
Also Ford could improve on the safety features of the Ecosport. It gets bad reviews because of lack of safety stuff like emergency braking, and lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise.
I own a 2019 Ford Ecosport Titanium. I owned a 2014 Ford Fiesta. I thought my Fiesta had fantastic headlights on it. Seemed very bright. I'm disappointed with lighting quality of this Ecosport. I'm already looking at installing aftermarket HID or LED headlights.
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I bet if you were to poll people who actually buy these they would tell you power is not an issue.
Some reviews just point out negatives for the sake of pointing our negatives, not that they actually matter.
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