The Ford EcoSport is the subcompact crossover, a more
affordable but less refined alternative to the compact models.
The subcompact crossovers are not popular as the fast-growing
compact class and Ford EcoSport isn’t great in any aspect. Ford
hasn’t equipped this model with the full suite of active safety
systems. The EcoSport is, however, well-rated regarding the
passenger and cargo room in the class. There are also two
engine options and both two- and all-wheel drive. Ford provides
also responsive infotainment system with this model and buyers
can also count on the decent fuel economy.
For the 2020 model year, the EcoSport won’t change much. There
will be just a few novelties including 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot now
standard and larger 8-inch touchscreen installed in the SE
version. The Blue Oval Brand will again market the 2020 Ford
EcoSport in the same trim range including the base S, mid-range
SE and SES, and top Titanium trims. The engine range will again
consist of two options and there won’t be mechanical or
2020 Ford EcoSport: Design
The 2020 Ford EcoSport won’t change the way it looks. The
EcoSport is the Fiesta-based model and it has dated exterior
The model will reappear with the same grille style and
headlights. The profile will also remain the same with the
sharp character line and swollen fenders.
The same picture will also be from the rear side where the
model has an upright stance and old-style taillights and rear
The pint-sized Ford crossover will use the 16-inch alloy wheel
in two first trims and upper grades will switch to the 17-inch
The interior of the model will also repeat the same form and
there will be just a few changes in the equipment organization.
The base S version will have standard 4G LTE hotspot from the
new model year and will also provide automatic headlights,
Bluetooth, six speakers, a rearview camera, pair of USB ports,
a 4,2-inch center display, etc.
The next in the range SE version will add LED running lights,
fog lights, a sunroof, rear privacy glass, etc. This trim will
also include automatic climate control, keyless entry and
ignition, a leather-treated steering wheel, parking sensors,
heated front seats, upgraded cloth padding, etc. The EcoSport
SE will upgrade for the new model year to the 8-inch
touchscreen with Sync 3 interface including Apple Car Play and
Android Auto support.
The SE version will also allow further upgrades with blind-spot
monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, navigation, more speaker,
The SES version will switch to 17-inch wheels, black exterior
accents, leather upholstery, etc. There will also be the
elements like the rear spoiler, sport-tuned suspension, and
The top EcoSport Titanium will also get unique exterior and
interior accents and more premium equipment. The model will use
chrome exterior accents and metallic bumpers inserts. The
equipment list will also include automatic wipers, heated
mirrors and steering wheel, leather upholstery, HD radio, Bang
& Olufsen sound system, etc.
2020 Ford EcoSport: Powertrains, Efficiency
The 2020 Ford EcoSport will continue to use the same powering
units. There will be the front- and all-wheel drive available.
The base engine remains a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder
unit with the output rated at 123 hp and torque of 125
pound-feet. This engine will be standard on the S, SE and
Titanium trim. Buyers can switch from the front-wheel drive to
optional all-wheel drive. The six-speed automatic transmission
will be standard.
The SES version will use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine by
default as well as all-wheel drive. This engine makes 166 hp
and peak torque of 149 pound-feet. Buyers can opt this engine
in other trims. The six-speed automatic is the transmission of
choice in this case as well.
As for the fuel economy, the turbo-3 powered EcoSport should
return 27 mpg city and 29 mpg highways. Switch to the
four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive and you should expect
23 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
2020 Ford EcoSport: Release, Price
The smallest in the ranger Ford crossover will be available by
the year-end. The most affordable 2020 Ford EcoSport should
cost $20, 485. Upgrade to the EcoSport Titanium 2.0L
engine-powered, all-wheel-drive version and the price will jump
to $27, 715.