I just purchased a 2019 Ecosport SE 3 weeks ago. At this point in time, I couldn't be happier. I traded a car with a blue book value of $3,000 and wrote a check for $18,000. Perhaps if I went to a big city dealership I could have done better, but I wanted to stay local.
I have a few minor quibbles about the car, but they are just that....minor.
I have read and watched many video reviews, and to be honest, most of them were about right.
The thing is, none of the negative things were deal-breakers. They talk about engine power and gas mileage. Yep, those are cons, still, I think both these shortcomings are overblown.
What I do like is this car feels very solid. Everything from the sound of the door closing to the complete lack of squeaks or rattles. There are none.
I'm a recent retiree. All I want is decent transportation and reliability. When it comes to reliability, I think all here will be interested in this...
Before I bought the car, I kept looking at Consumer reports. Even though I had a subscription to it, it had no information on the Ecosport. Apparently, since it was only introduced to the USA in 2018, they did not have enough information one way or the other.
Well in my last issue, they did have some information. It wasn't a full-blown issue on car reliability, but it had some very interesting conclusions.
They listed car brands by reliability. Ford was #16. But guess what, within each brand, the listed the most reliable and least reliable. Ecosport was Ford's most reliable at an 89 score. That's easily in the top 10%.
I guess you can take that with a grain of salt, but it made me feel good.
Last edited by tom cat; 01-05-2020 at 10:33 PM.