The Ford EcoSport is one of the bestselling sport utility vehicles on the road. Why is that? You’ll get a good amount of cargo space, above-average height for a better driving vantage point, a capable towing capacity, all-wheel drive available on every trim level, and great smartphone connectivity. But we really think the Ford EcoSport is popular, in part, due to its look. I mean, that’s one handsome mug.
When considering which EcoSport to choose—after all, this subcompact SUV comes in four trim levels--there are a few things to ask yourself. Do you like yours affordable, feature-laden, sporty, or luxury? Because those desires can be found, respectively, on the S, SE, SES, and Titanium trim levels.
The first slot is the EcoSport S, which we described as affordable—it is that—but that’s not to say that the S trim skimps on the features. How else can you explain its standard 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, rearview camera, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable front seats, 60/40-split rear seats, Bluetooth, 4.2-inch central display screen, and six-speaker audio system with two USB ports?
The SE really does pile on the features, such as six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, fog lights, rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, moonroof, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, push-button start,SYNC 3 infotainment system, 6.5-inch touch screen, satellite radio, and six-speakers. Smartphone capability is optional on the S trim, but Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard here.
Sometimes you just have a need for speed. The SES is the only trim level that offers the 2.0-liter inline-4 with all-wheel drive standard. This little engine that could gets 166 horsepower and 149 pound-feet of torque, plenty of power in a vehicle this size. Along with its sport-tuned suspension, the SES is a fun little ride.
If you just want to relax into your small SUV, the Titanium is the luxurious contender to beat. Gape at its 17-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim, body-colored bumpers, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated steering wheel, and leather upholstery. Then turn on that 10-speaker B&O Play premium audio system with HD radio and away you go!
EcoSport Color Options
For 2019, the Ford EcoSport has a total of ten exterior color options. There’s everything from bubbly Blue Candy to mysterious Shadow Black. We like Canyon Ridge, an orange that would look great against a red rock background. Or there’s the Lightning Blue to really leave an instant impression! On the inside, there’s only Medium Light Stone cloth upholstery for the S trim, but grab the Ebony Black on upper trims for a darker and sportier look.