Ford’s sub-compact EcoSport crossover SUV is quickly gaining in popularity in the United States, with sales volume reaching 54,348 units in the 2018 calendar year. A few minor changes are coming to the 2019 Ford EcoSport, based on information compiled by Ford Authority.
No colors have been added to or deleted for the 2019 model year, meaning that the 2019 Ford EcoSport continues to be offered in ten exterior colors and two interior colors.
- Canyon Ridge
- Shadow Black
- Lighting Blue
- Race Red
- Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
- Moondust Silver
- White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
- Blue Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
- Diamond White
- Cabin Environment:
- Ebony Black
- Seat Color:
- Ebony Black
- Medium Stone / Light Medium Stone
The trim level lineup carries over unmodified from the 2018 EcoSport, offering the following models, from base to most loaded:
- S FWD/4WD
- SE FWD/4WD
- Titanium FWD/4WD
- SES 4WD
Curiously, the SES trim slots above Titanium on the EcoSport.
No changes were made to the mechanicals of the 2019 Ford EcoSport, with the following two gasoline engines remaining on tap:
- 1.0L EcoBoost I-3 making 123 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, and
- 2.0L Naturally-Aspirated I-4 making 166 horsepower and 149 pound-feet of torque
Both engines are mated to a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive is standard for the 1.0-liter engine, while four-wheel-drive is paired to the 2.0-liter variant.
The 2.0-liter motor is optional on S, SE, and Titanium trim level, but comes standard on the SES trim.
In addition, the Engine Block Heater is now available in all states as a standalone option. Previously, it was standard in the states of AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI and WY and availability in all states required a Fleet Identification Number (FIN).
The exterior sees various changes, including:
- A body-color rear spoiler becomes standard on SES models
- Black Painted Roof and Black Hood Decal are now available on SES as part of the Black Appearance Package
- Heated sideview mirrors become standard on Titanium and SES trims; previously, they were part of Cold Weather Packages. In addition, the SES model gets a new grille with Black Painted Bars and Surround. Previously, it was equipped with a grille featuring Magnetic Painted Bars and Surround.
- The sideview mirror caps on the SES trim are now painted black; they were formerly body color matching
- The Windshield wiper de-icer is now standard on SE, Titanium, and SES trims; previously, it was included in the Cold Weather Package.
- Swing gate mounted spare tire carrier and roof crossbars have been deleted for the 2019 Ford EcoSport.
Two wheel-related changes round out the changes:
- The 17-inch Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels (646) are no longer
optional on SE, SES and Titanium, and are standard on the SES trim, and
- The 17-inch Premium Dark Tarnish Metallic-Painted Aluminum
Wheels have been deleted; they were previously standard on the SES trim
The wheel lineup for the 2019 Ford EcoSport changes slightly: the 17-inch painted machined aluminum wheels are no longer optional on SE, SES and Titanium. Instead, they are standard on SES models. The 17-inch premium dark tarnish metallic-painted aluminum wheels previously standard on SES have been deleted for 2019.
The wheel lineup is as follows.
|16 inch||Low-Gloss Magnetic-Painted Machined-Face Aluminum||Standard on S|
|16 inch||Shadow Silver-Painted Aluminum||Standard on SE|
|17 inch||Premium Dark Stainless-Painted Machined Aluminum||Standard on Titanium|
|17 inch||Painted Machined Aluminum||Standard on SES|
Inside, the 2019 Ford EcoSport sees two changes.
First, a heated steering wheel is now standard on Titanium and SES models; it was previously available with the Cold Weather Package.
The SES trim level, meanwhile, sees a new interior accent color called: Ano Grey.
Safety & Security
No safety and security changes have been made for the 2019 Ford EcoSport.
Drive Assist systems go unchanged on the 2019 Ford EcoSport. The only change is in terms of the way in which Ford refers to the SYNC Connect system, which will be known as FordPass Connect 4G Wi-Fi Modem for the 2019 MY.
New for the 2019 Ford EcoSport is the SES Black Appearance Package, which includes a black painted roof and black hood decal.
And that’s all that’s new and different for the 2019 Ford EcoSport. With Ford withdrawing from offering cars in the North American market, the automaker will look to crossovers such as the EcoSport to fill the void in terms of sales volume, revenue and profitability. Here’s to hoping that The Blue Oval has a solid plan to boost EcoSport sales, because the small CUV is being outsold by a significant margin in its segment.