Ford Motor Company has introduced a number of desirable vehicles recently, such as the 2021 Ford F-150, 2021 Mustang Mach-E, and 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. These all-new models have earned tons of positive buzz and are already winning over car buyers. Unfortunately, not all the vehicles in the Ford lineup have been similarly received, as some owners of the Ford EcoSport are reportedly a bit unhappy with the subcompact crossover. That much is according to a recent survey conducted by Consumer Reports, which states that most EcoSport owners would not purchase the vehicle again.
These latest findings are a part of the latest Annual Auto Survey that Consumer Reports sends out to its members. The publication asks owners if they would purchase the same vehicle again if given the chance, and separately questions them about specific things they like about their car. The publication specifically asks owners of one to three year old vehicles about comfort, driving dynamics, and how easy it is to use a vehicle’s in-car electronics.
The Ford EcoSport fared poorly in each of those categories. CR members expressed their dissatisfaction with the way the vehicle’s comfort levels, both in terms of on-road behavior and interior accommodations, as well as the way in which the crossover drives. Owners also soured on the EcoSport’s styling, giving it low marks for its interior aesthetic and exterior appearance.
Out of all the vehicles included in the survey, the Ford EcoSport ranked second-to-last overall. The Toyota C-HR, a competitor to the EcoSport, was the only vehicle to perform worse than the Ford. Meanwhile, two other FoMoCo products – the Lincoln Corsair and Aviator – performed really well in the same survey.
The Ford EcoSport was introduced in America in 2018 as a refreshed version of a model that originally debuted in 2012 for various global markets. It is built on the Ford B3 platform and imported from India, where it’s built at the Ford Chennai Assembly plant. While some owners may regret purchasing their EcoSport, shoppers can most likely score a pretty good deal on the crossover, as Ford routinely offers them with over $5,000 in incentives on the vehicle.