2019 Ford EcoSport
- A few formerly optional features are standard this year
- Part of the first EcoSport generation introduced for 2018
- Above-average cargo space for the class
- All-wheel drive can be ordered at every trim level
- Widespread availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Sync 3 infotainment interface is fast and easy to use
- Aside from blind-spot monitoring, advanced safety aids aren't available
- Below-average fuel economy
- Base engine might struggle while carrying passengers and cargo
- Choppy, jittery ride on most road surfaces
2019 Ford EcoSport pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which EcoSport does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating6.8 / 10
With a name like EcoSport, you might assume Ford's newest crossover offers a high-octane driving experience with an eye toward efficiency. In reality, it doesn't deliver on either front. Fuel economy is just so-so, and acceleration doesn't reach the modest bar set by the rest of the class. But a large, flexible cargo area and an intuitive technology interface make the 2019 Ford EcoSport a viable choice for shoppers.
Even though the Ford EcoSport's been on sale in other countries for the better part of a decade, its interior feels remarkably new. The cabin design is similar to what you'll find in other small Fords, and the materials quality is appropriate for the price. Four adults should fit without issue — provided they aren't exceptionally tall — and the cargo area is one of the largest in the class. We also like the Sync 3 infotainment system. With an intuitive interface and quick reactions to user inputs, we think it's one of the best systems out there.
That isn't to say the EcoSport is without faults. Aside from the slow acceleration and middling fuel economy, the ride is rougher compared to rivals, the throttle is jumpy, and thick pillars impact outward visibility. And while the touchscreen interface is better than most, the lack of advanced driving aids might deter some tech-savvy shoppers.
In a broader sense, the EcoSport doesn't offer anything unique. Buyers looking for a fun-to-drive crossover might consider the Mazda CX-3 or the Toyota C-HR. The Honda HR-V has more passenger and cargo space, while the Subaru Crosstrek and the Jeep Renegade both offer rugged off-road ability.
2019 Ford EcoSport configurations
The 2019 Ford EcoSport is a five-passenger subcompact crossover that slots below the Escape in Ford's SUV lineup. The EcoSport S is pretty well equipped, with available all-wheel drive and most basic amenities you'll want from a modern car. The SE is quite a bit pricier, but its list of added features is extensive. From there, buyers can go in one of two ways: the sport-themed SES — adding the EcoSport's upgraded engine and standard all-wheel drive — or the luxurious Titanium, with leather upholstery and a B&O Play premium sound system.
EcoSport S, SE and Titanium models with front-wheel drive are powered by a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine (123 horsepower, 125 pound-feet of torque). Optional for those models and standard on the SES is all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (166 hp, 149 lb-ft). Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The short list of standard equipment on the base S model is indicative of its modest price. Features include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable front seats, 60/40-split rear seats, a cargo cover, a removable cargo floor panel, Bluetooth, a 4.2-inch central display screen, and a six-speaker audio system with two USB ports.
Upgrading to the SE equips the EcoSport with LED running lights, foglights, a windshield wiper de-icer, body-colored exterior accents, roof rails, rear privacy glass, rear parking sensors, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, automatic climate control, an upgraded driver information display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable driver seat, heated front seats, upgraded cloth upholstery, a 6.5-inch touchscreen with the Sync 3 interface, satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
The SE's optional Convenience package further adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, interior ambient lighting, a navigation system, an 8-inch touchscreen, a seven-speaker audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a 110-volt household-style power outlet.
The SES is the somewhat sporty variant. It has the contents of the Convenience package and the 2.0-liter engine/AWD combo, along with 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, a rear spoiler, a sport-tuned suspension, black exterior styling elements, automatic wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a heated steering wheel with wheel-mounted shift paddles, and leather upholstery with cloth inserts. The new Black Appearance package adds a black roof and hood decal.
The luxe Titanium builds off the contents of the SE with the Convenience package, further adding 17-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim, body-colored bumpers, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, and a 10-speaker B&O Play premium audio system with HD radio.
A keyless entry keypad and remote engine start are stand-alone options on every trim level.
Noise & vibration7.5
Ease of use7.5
Getting in/getting out6.5
Child safety seat accommodation6.0
Audio & navigation7.5
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite EcoSport safety features:
- Integrated Blind-Spot Mirrors
- Reduces blind spots with a smaller, angled mirror within each exterior mirror.
- Rearview Camera
- Displays an image of the area right behind the rear bumper in the central display screen.
- Blind-Spot Information System
- Alerts the driver when vehicles are in the EcoSport's blind spots.
Ford EcoSport vs. the competition
2019 Ford EcoSport
2019 Ford Escape
Ford EcoSport vs. Ford Escape
As a compact crossover, the Ford Escape is a next step up from the subcompact EcoSport. The Escape was last redesigned back in 2013, and the cabin is starting to show its age, but it's a noticeable improvement over the EcoSport's interior. The Escape offers much more room than its pint-sized counterpart, and its gutsy engines don't feel overburdened with additional passengers or cargo. If you can stretch your budget a bit, the Escape is much more rewarding to own and drive.
Ford EcoSport vs. Honda HR-V
The Honda HR-V takes a page from the playbook of the Honda Fit hatchback: Offer clever storage solutions to minimize the drawbacks of an inherently small vehicle. The rear seat bottoms can flip up to store tall items, while the front passenger seat can recline all the way back so you can carry long packages. The HR-V's engine is more fuel-efficient than either of the EcoSport's motors, though we give the nod to the Ford in terms of infotainment system ease of use.
Ford EcoSport vs. Chevrolet Trax
Like the HR-V, the Chevrolet Trax subcompact crossover is one of the EcoSport's direct rivals. The Trax's seats are much more comfortable than the EcoSport's, and its turbocharged engine gives it a little more pep in its step. At the same time, the EPA fuel economy estimates are nearly identical between the two vehicles.
2019 Ford EcoSport for Sale
2019 Ford EcoSport Overview
The 2019 Ford EcoSport is offered in the following submodels: EcoSport SUV. Available styles include Titanium 4dr SUV (1.0L 3cyl Turbo 6A), S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), S 4dr SUV (1.0L 3cyl Turbo 6A), Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), SE 4dr SUV (1.0L 3cyl Turbo 6A), SES 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2019 Ford EcoSport?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Ford EcoSport and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 EcoSport.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Ford EcoSport and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 EcoSport featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
Which 2019 Ford EcoSports are available in my area?
Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2019 Ford EcoSport for sale near. There are currently 3 new 2019 EcoSports listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $20,990 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2019 Ford EcoSport. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $2,360 on a used or CPO 2019 EcoSport available from a dealership near you.
Can't find a new 2019 Ford EcoSports you want in your area? Consider a broader search.
Find a new Ford EcoSport for sale - 10 great deals out of 23 listings starting at $22,449.
Find a new Ford for sale - 6 great deals out of 8 listings starting at $22,545.
Why trust Edmunds?
Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.
Should I lease or buy a 2019 Ford EcoSport?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.
Check out Ford lease specials