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Overview of the 2018 Ford EcoSport

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In a world of cookie cutter automotive designs, it helps to have something different that still has impressive, modern design. Yes, the EcoSport doesn't have the most cutting edge, neck-breaking styling but it holds its own. Sitting among its rivals, you can easily point it out. Ford's design is simple but effective.

EcoSport’s available premium B&O PLAY audio system brings your music to life. HARMAN acoustic engineers spent hundreds of hours perfecting the in-vehicle music experience.

The Ford-exclusive B&O PLAY audio system, standard on EcoSport Titanium, features 10 speakers, including B&O PLAY-branded tweeters and woofers in the front doors and a subwoofer in back. The 675-watt system unlocks the power of your favorite music and transforms every drive into a “living big” experience.

EcoSport also features available HD Radio technology, SiriusXM® satellite radio and a dual FM radio antenna that boosts the range and clarity of FM signals.

Customers looking to stand apart from the crowd will find plenty of ways to personalize their EcoSport. Along with 10 exterior color choices, there are seven ambient lighting options and four trim level offerings – S, SE, SES and Titanium. All series feature a swing-gate-style tailgate.

The personality-packed SES series makes the biggest splash. It features Intelligent 4WD, sport-tuned suspension and steering, and unique styling cues inside and out – including bold copper accents for the interior and sport seats.


If there's any up-sell potential owners will take up its to get Ford's SYNC system. Although the average connected person can get away with the base setup, access to Apple CarPlay or AndriodAuto will act as an extension of the Smartphone tech you hold in your hands. Some of its key features are explained below:

EcoSport makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family with SYNC® 3, Ford’s communications and entertainment system. Faster, more intuitive and easier to use, the system provides more conversational voice recognition and enhanced response to driver commands. Optimized for hands-free use, SYNC 3 for EcoSport is coupled with a touch screen similar to a smartphone or tablet. The 8-inch screen gives front-row occupants easy access to operate available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ commands, and B&O PLAY audio settings.

Drivers also have the ability to start, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle from almost anywhere using available SYNC Connect with FordPass®. The mobile app lets owners view vehicle information, such as the fuel level and odometer reading, when not in the vehicle.

EcoSport features two fast-charging USB ports to ensure owners’ devices are always juiced. Plus, there’s a 12-volt power outlet. An available 110-volt outlet positioned behind the center console and another 12-volt outlet allow rear-seat passengers to stay plugged in, too.


Among the impressive standard features is, a 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine. According to journalist feedback it has a torque curve that will keep most owners happy regardless of what normal driving situation they find themselves in. If you still need more torque, opt for the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Equipped with either the award-winning, 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost® or 2.0-liter four-cylinder, EcoSport provides power and control. Drivers opting for the 2.0-liter engine get Ford’s Intelligent 4WD standard. Both come with six-speed automatic transmissions.

As many as 30 stowage pockets, bins, hooks make efficient use of every interior inch. A cargo management system at the rear features a movable floor board and fold-away second-row seats to provide a flat area for moving furniture and other larger items.


Early 2018 you will be able to choose from either the EcoSport S, SE, Titanium or SES starting from $19,995 for U.S. Buyers. Ford kept the EcoSport well spec'd, even for basemodel buyers. Some of those standard features include an impressive suite of airbags, Emergency Brake Assist, MyKey, and TPMS to name a few.

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Nice overview. Its easy to get lost in the information out and over think this process. Ford does a good job at putting out a lot of information but in the end its this simple. The rest is comparing the ES to other cars on the market we might be interested in. Even with that, there's not all that much to it.
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