2020 Ford EcoSport: Here’s What’s New And Different

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The Ford EcoSport was launched in the North America in 2018, slotting into the sub-compact crossover utility vehicle segment underneath the Escape as an affordable, small, five-passenger vehicle designed with fuel efficiency and maneuverability in mind. The 2020 Ford EcoSport is almost here, and it offers a handful of changes, which we’ve compiled for you here.

To begin, the 2020 Ford EcoSport trim level lineup goes unchanged, continuing with the S, SE, SES and Titanium. With that covered, let’s dive a little deeper.

Mechanical

With regard to the oily bits, the 2020 Ford EcoSport goes unchanged from the previous model year.

Two engine options are on offer, including the turbocharged 1.0L EcoBoost inline three-cylinder, which produces 123 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 125 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm, and the atmospheric 2.0L Ti-VCT inline four-cylinder, which produces 166 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 149 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. Both powerplants mate to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Exterior

The 2020 Ford EcoSport goes unchanged with regard to exterior styling as well, once again offering the same five-door body and horizontally hinged rear hatch. However, the tow hooks have been deleted.

Paint options also get carried over for the 2020 model year, and include:

  • Shadow Black
  • Canyon Ridge
  • Smoke
  • Lightning Blue
  • Moondust Silver
  • Diamond White
  • Race Red
  • Ruby Red
  • White Platinum
  • Blue Candy

Color availability is trim-level dependent.

Interior / Comfort

Moving into the cabin, the 2020 Ford EcoSport now comes with the Cargo Management  System (essentially an adjustable shelf) as standard equipment on the SE trim level and above.

A Front Passenger Seat Back Map Pocket is also now standard on the SE trim level and above, while the Driver Seat Back Map Pocket has been deleted.

But the biggest change is probably the addition of the eight-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen as standard equipment on the SE trim level. Previously, a 4.2-inch LCD screen mounted in the center stack was standard.

Safety / Security

The 2020 Ford EcoSport does not feature any changes to its safety or security features.

Driver Assist Technology

The 2020 Ford EcoSport improves slightly on the driver assist technology by adding FordPass Connect as standard across the line, enabling remote features like door lock/unlock, fuel level check, mileage, and remote start.

Functional

The 2020 Ford EcoSport does not have any changes with regard to safety and functionality features.

Packages

The only package-level change to the 2020 Ford EcoSport is the addition of a black spoiler on the SES Black Appearance Package (47R), adding a little extra sportiness to the crossover’s rear end.

And that does it with regard to what’s new for the 2020 Ford EcoSport, but subscribe to Ford Authority for further Ford EcoSport news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Written by Jonathan Lopez

Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.

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  1. I’ve got an EcoSport 2013 model. Ambient . Everything’s great about this car except the headlights . They’re the weakest among all indian cars . Nothing has changed . Best car to drive between sunrise & sunset

  2. What’s the point of this new model? Nothing really significant to write home about. I have a 2019 model and its fab, but how do they plan to compete with newer models from old and new entrants that are IOT ready and snazzier from the inside and out. Just can’t understand the Ford product development and strategy here.

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