2020 Ford Ecosport

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Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 29 highway, 25 combined

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Spacious and full of features.

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.

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New for 2020

  • The SE trim now comes with Navigation System as standard equipment.

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S 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Remote Start
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.9"/R 36.7"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 37.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

140/1400 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2020 Ford EcoSport

1. Great infotainment system

2020 Ford Ecosport Review: Touchscreen display | CarMax

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.

2. Lots of options

2020 Ford Ecosport Review: Front seats | CarMax

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.

3. Two great engine choices

2020 Ford Ecosport Review: Engine | CarMax

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.

4. Lots of space

2020 Ford Ecosport Review: Trunk space | CarMax

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.

5. Agile handling

2020 Ford Ecosport Review: Exterior of car | CarMax

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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The Chevrolet Trax is an incredibly maneuverable subcompact SUV that had a full interior and exterior refresh in 2017. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity were also made standard that year, while the infotainment system was upgraded in 2020. It also has good fuel economy for those long drives; the 2017 Chevrolet Trax achieves an EPA-estimated 28 combined mpg with the 1.4L engine.

Other standard features of the 2017–2021 Chevrolet Trax include:

  • Back-up camera

  • Available WiFi hotspot

  • Driver lumbar

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2020 Ford EcoSport trims

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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.

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Color options

2020 Ford Ecosport Review: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Diamond White

  • Lightning Blue Metallic

  • Moondust Silver Metallic

  • Race Red

  • Shadow Black

  • Smoke Metallic

Interior colors:

  • Ebony Black

  • Medium Light Stone

Interior details

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.

Child seat details

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.

Year comparison

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.

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