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Following a successful era of growth in other parts of the world, the Ford EcoSport hit US roads in 2018. By 2020, Ford had honed the EcoSport even further to create a practical and spacious subcompact SUV. With four trims, two engine options, and a long list of features, the 2020 Ford EcoSport is a strong choice for adventurers, commuters, carpoolers, and staycationers alike. Read our 2020 Ford EcoSport review to find out more about why this great SUV could be the one for you.
Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 42.9"/R 36.7"
F 39.6"/R 37.5"
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The Ford EcoSport's introduction in 2018 brought with it an improved SYNC® infotainment system, which was upgraded again for 2020. The base S trim has a 4.2-inch user-friendly touchscreen, while an eight-inch version is standard on the SE trim. As standard, you'll get a six-speaker sound system but Titanium models and up get a premium B&O® sound system with ten speakers.
The 2020 Ford EcoSport comes with four trims: S, SE, SES, and Titanium. The base model already has a decent number of features—such as a 4.2-inch touchscreen display and six-speaker stereo—while the SE adds a moonroof and push-button start. The SES takes the luxury even further with a heated steering wheel and rain-sensing windshield wipers, while the Titanium adds genuine leather upholstery and a 10-speaker sound system.
There are two engine options for the 2020 Ford EcoSport: a thrifty 1.0L three-cylinder turbocharged engine and a 2.0L four-cylinder engine. The S, SE, and Titanium FWD trims come with the 1.0L engine as standard, while all AWD models come with the 2.0L engine. Both engines are paired to a six-speed. The 1.0L engine achieves 123 hp and the 2.0L engine achieves 166 hp.
The 2020 Ford EcoSport is reasonably spacious, with a good amount of cargo room for a subcompact SUV. The base S trim offers 20.9 cu-ft of space behind the rear seats and 50 cu-ft with the seats folded down. That's ample room for multiple weekend bags, camping equipment, sports gear, or a big shopping splurge.
The handling of the 2020 Ford EcoSport is composed and agile, making it a fun car for city driving and commuting. It's very easy to maneuver on the road, too, which is great if you need to navigate tight corners or move around traffic. The fuel economy is good for city driving too; the S FWD trim achieves an EPA-estimated 27 city mpg and an EPA-estimated 28 combined mpg with the 1.0L engine.
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Includes four-way manually adjustable front seats, rearview camera, 4.2-inch display, two USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, and more.
Adds moonroof, heated front seats, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, eight-inch touchscreen, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® connectivity, and more.
Adds synthetic leather seating, heated steering wheel, sport-tuned suspension, and more. The SES is only available with the 2.0L four-cylinder engine.
Adds real leather upholstery, 10-speaker B&O stereo, and HD radio.
The 2020 FWD Ford EcoSport with the base 1.0L turbocharged three-cylinder engine achieves an EPA-estimated 28 combined mpg, which makes it a great choice for long drives. Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
The Ford EcoSport SE is the second trim for 2020, while the Titanium is the highest level of trim. The SE adds many features to the base trim's list, including automatic climate control, heated front seats, voice recognition, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Titanium has all of this plus leather seats, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, and a 10-speaker B&O stereo.
All four trims of the 2020 Ford EcoSport feature a rearview camera. In fact, every version of the Ford EcoSport has featured a rearview camera since the vehicle's introduction in 2018.
Lightning Blue Metallic
Moondust Silver Metallic
Medium Light Stone
The interior of the 2020 Ford EcoSport contains some attractive materials and a sleek design. The base S model has 91.1 cu-ft of passenger volume, 39.6-inches of headroom in the front, and 37.5-inches in the rear. Cargo volume with all of the rear seats folded is 50 cu-ft—plenty for that next vacation.
The S trim of the 2020 Ford EcoSport has cloth seating as standard, while the SE and SES trims have synthetic leather. The highest trim, Titanium, offers genuine leather, and all upholstery comes in one of two colors: Ebony Black or Medium Light Stone.
The 2020 Ford EcoSport can fit three child seats inside. It includes two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the rear outboard seats and a tether anchor for the middle seat.
The 2020 Ford EcoSport has two engine options: a 1.0L three-cylinder turbocharged which achieves 123 hp for the S, SE, and Titanium FWD models, and a 2.0L four-cylinder, which achieves 166 hp, for the AWD models. They are all six-speed automatics.
The handling is agile, making the vehicle easy to maneuver whether you're in the city or countryside. The S FWD trim with the 1.0L three-cylinder turbocharged engine achieves zero to 60 in 10.8 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). For maximum fuel economy, look for the 1.0L engine on FWD models as it'll do an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined.
2018–present Ford EcoSport (Third Generation)
The first generation of the Ford EcoSport was sold only in Brazil, while the second was gradually introduced to multiple other countries. Finally, the third generation received an intense facelift and came to the United States in 2018.
A new fascia and grille inspired by Ford's stable of sedans is one of the more noticeable changes, with angular headlights and an overall slightly more aggressive look. Inside, the EcoSport has been modernized with a new entertainment system and steering wheel buttons. Additionally, Ford added a TFT display between the speedometer and tachometer. Under the hood, the base 1.0L engine was introduced.