Your parents (if you were lucky) explained the difference between these two words to you at a young age. Usually it was defined as a battle. Good vs. evil. Day vs. night. Self-sufficient vs. in debt.
Not so with the all-new Ford EcoSport. It’s everything you need and all you could want in a sub-compact utility vehicle.
Starting at just $19,995 the EcoSport fits the bill for anyone looking for a car-like feel with the capacity of an SUV. Trims include the S, SE, SES, and Titanium edition topping out with a starting price of $25,880.
Seeing is believing.
The EcoSport greets its drivers with grace and style. Artful lines and balanced curves give it a universal appeal. It paints a picture of capability to perform in all venues and carries itself well, just like all the cargo that fits in it’s up to 50 cu. ft. of space with back seats down. A 60/40 split accommodates one more passenger as long as they don’t mind snuggling up to cargo.
A swinging rear tailgate takes a bit of getting used to, but as long as there is sufficient surrounding space, its easy to operate and a refreshing difference in the class.
Driver and front seat passenger will enjoy dimensions found in larger SUVs with all controls conveniently close. Ford’s SYNC® 3 connects via an available 8-in. touchscreen.
I became a fan of the bold orange accents in the EcoSport I drove. Add the ability to change between 10 different settings of ambient light and you’re ready to start your own party.
Ford’s partnership with Amazon’s Alexa voice control via SYNC® 3 through AppLink® connects home to auto providing voice navigation, traffic, over 30,000 skills, Amazon Prime Shopping and connects with Smart Home devices. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ chime in as well.
BTW, don’t shop while driving.
I just had to get that in.
I must be channeling Captain Obvious.
Make the downloads complete in the App Store by clicking on FordPass™ to find, reserve, and pay for parking, and compare fuel prices along your journey. Get specific vehicle info and schedule service at your fingertips while gaining the ability to lock, unlock, and remotely start your vehicle if it is equipped with that option.
Cruising around town you will enjoy the “Sport” of the EcoSport with its 1.0 L EcoBoost® engine marked with 123 horsepower @6000 RPMs. “Eco” votes tally up with its 27/29 mpg coming standard in the S, SE and Titanium trims.
The SES boasts a fulfilling 2.0 L Ti-VCT, 4-cylinder direct injection engine (I-4), six-speed automatic with Select Shift and Intelligent 4WD. Just a few mpgs are sacrificed with its 23/29 mpg rating. The 25 combined mpg is exactly what I clocked within my touring duration.
P.S. The 166 horsepower @ 6500 RPMs in the SES is nothing to shake a stick at…
The EcoSport brings to the table some of the best safety features Ford has to offer. Traction Control and Stop/Start engine aspects are adjustable via buttons on the console when equipped with 4WD.
Seating for five and their safety is prioritized with driving aides like a rear view camera, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®), and cross-traffic alert.
Ford’s Advance Trac®, Roll Stability Control™ (RSC) and Hill Start Assist bring control with comfort and provide a pleasant ride experience for everyone, be it teenagers, new families or seniors looking for something a little smaller than the standard SUV while never compromising style.
With all of that said…
1903 pictured the beginning of a legacy at the Ford Motor Company. 115 years of having a corner on the automobile market like no other, is still in their blood.
Customer driven, Ford and it’s “no compromise” attitude have provided generations with the transportation they need and all the options and style they want.
Everything you need and all you could want…
They better add mind-reading to their resume’.
Add $995 for destination.