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The 2020 Ford EcoSport is a sub-compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that sits underneath the Ford Escape within the Ford lineup. Capable of seating up to five passengers, the Ford EcoSport is the smallest and most affordable utility vehicle sold by the Ford Motor Company. Its main goal is to be cheap, fuel efficient and easy to maneuver in dense urban areas.

While the EcoSport has been on sale in other markets since 2003, the second-generation model first appeared in the U.S. and Canadian markets during the 2018 model year.

Changes, Updates, New Features

Since the Ford EcoSport was recently added to the Ford lineup, it sees no significant changes for the 2020 model year. However, there are talks that the vehicle might undergo a mid-cycle refresh in 2021. Rumors stipulate that the EcoSport could even be replaced all together by something based on the Europe-only Ford Puma, or the Ford C2 platform.

Exterior

  • The EcoSport’s design evokes that of a lifted subcompact car rather than that of an actual truck, with sub-compact proportions and short front and rear overhangs.
  • Horizontally opening rear door leads to a lower than average loading floor and easier access to the vehicle’s trunk.
  • SES trim adds unique blacked out body accents, headlights and model-specific 17-inch wheels.

Interior

  • Like its exterior, the EcoSport’s interior mimics that of a small car, rather than a truck, with excellent outward visibility thanks to a lifted ride height.
  • Contrasting color combinations help create an active, youthful look.
  • Available 8-inch screen incorporating Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system.
  • Available B&O Sound System by Bang and Olufsen.

Body Styles

The Ford EcoSport is a sub-compact crossover utility vehicle that comes in only one body style no matter which trim level is selected. Total number of doors is five including the horizontally opening hatch. However, unique styling cues are applied to the Titanium and SES trim levels to distinguish them from the rest of the EcoSport lineup.

Model Line

  • EcoSport S
  • EcoSport SE
  • EcoSport Titanium
  • EcoSport SES

Powertrain

The 2020 Ford EcoSport has a total of two distinct powertrains. Let’s take a closer look at the Escape’s powertrain options.

Engines and Transmissions

EngineAspirationHorsepower @ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPMTransmission
1.0L EcoBoost I3Turbo123 @ 6,000 rpm125 @ 6,000 rpmSix-speed automatic
2.0L Ti-VCT I4Atmospheric166 @ 6,500 rpm149 @ 4,500 rpmSix-speed automatic

Models

The Ford EcoSport model lineup remains unchanged for the 2020 model year. The model lineup is as follows:

Drive WheelsTrim LevelEngine
FWDS1.0L EcoBoost I3
AWDS2.0L Ti-VCT I4
FWDSE1.0L EcoBoost I3
AWDSE2.0L Ti-VCT I4
FWDTitanium1.0L EcoBoost I3
AWDTitanium2.0L Ti-VCT I4
AWDSES2.0L Ti-VCT I4

Platform

All variations of the Ford EcoSport ride on the Ford B3 platform shared with the following vehicles:

Production

Because the Ford EcoSport is sold worldwide, it is assembled in a variety of global Ford manufacturing plants including Romania, China, Brazil, India, Thailand, Russia and Vietnam.

Availability

All variants of the 2020 Ford EcoSport are available for order.

Beyond 2020

While the Ford EcoSport crosses the 2020 model year unchanged, it will undoubtedly undergo a mid-cycle refresh sometime between the third and fourth quarter of 2020.

Discussion

Discuss the Ford EcoSport in our Ford forum.

News

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Specifications

Overview

ModelFord EcoSport
Body styleSub-compact, two-row CUV
DrivelineTransverse, front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive
ConstructionUnitized welded steel body
Manufacturing locationRomania, China, Brazil, India, Thailand, Russia and Vietnam
Key competitorsHonda HRV, Nissan Rogue Sport, Mazda CX-3, Toyota C-HR, Hyundai Venue, Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Engines and Transmissions

EngineAspirationHorsepower @ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPMTransmission
1.0L EcoBoost I3Turbo123 @ 6,000 rpm125 @ 6,000 rpmSix-speed automatic
2.0L Ti-VCT I4Atmospheric166 @ 6,500 rpm149 @ 4,500 rpmSix-speed automatic

Gear Ratios

Gear1.0L EcoBoost I32.0L Ti-VCT I4
First4.58:14.58:1
Second2.96:12.96:1
Third1.9:11.9:1
Fourth1.44:11.44:1
Fifth1.00:11.00:1
Sixth0.75:10.75:1
Reverse2.94:12.94:1

Suspension

PositionType
FrontIndependent MacPherson strut-type with stabilizer bar, twin-tube hydraulic gas-pressurized shocks
Rear (FWD)Semi-independent, progressive-rate springs, mono-tube hydraulic gas-pressurized shocks
Rear (AWD)Fully independent multi-link with stabilizer bar, progressive rate springs,
mono-tube hydraulic gas-pressurized shocks

Wheels and Tires

Trim LevelStandard Wheel Size & TypeStandard Tire Size & TypeOptional Wheel Size & TypeOptional Tire Size & Type
S16-inch Magnetic Low-Gloss-Painted machine face aluminum205/60R16 all-seasonN/AN/A
SE16-inch Shadow Silver-painted aluminum205/60R16 all-seasonN/AN/A
Titanium17-inch premium dark stainless-painted machined aluminum205/50R17 all-seasonN/AN/A
SES17-inch painted machined aluminum205/50R17 all-seasonN/AN/A

Brakes

LocationTypeRotor Size and Type
FrontTwo piston brakesDiscs with ABS
RearSolid brakesDiscs with ABS

Dimensions

Exterior DimensionsValue (in inches)
Wheelbase99.2
Length161.3
Height64.8
Width (including mirrors)81
Front track59.8
Rear track59.7

Interior DimensionsValue (in inches)
Front head room39.6
Rear head room37.5
Front leg room42.9
Rear leg room36.7
Seating capacity5

Capacities

CapacityValue
Base curb weight (1.0 EcoBoost I3 - FWD)3,021 lb
Base curb weight (2.0L Ti-VCT I4 - AWD3,300 lb
Cargo volume (behind second row)20.9 cu-ft
Cargo volume (behind first row)50 cu-ft
Towing capacity1,400 lb

Pricing

Trim LevelEngineDrive WheelsStarting MSRP
S1.0L EcoBoost I3FWD$17,985
S2.0L Ti-VCT I4AWD$19,580
SE1.0L EcoBoost I3FWD$21,140
SE2.0L Ti-VCT I4AWD$22,640
Titanium1.0L EcoBoost I3FWD$24,150
SES2.0L Ti-VCT I4AWD$25,265
Titanium2.0L Ti-VCT I4AWD$25,600

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