2018 Ford EcoSport Review
The first-ever Ford EcoSport has joined the subcompact SUV discussion for 2018. For those looking for a reliably-performing vehicle that offers comfort and a long list of standard features, the EcoSport might be the right choice for drivers in Plainfield, Indianapolis and Avon.
The staff at Andy Mohr Ford has compiled this review to tell you all about the new-for-2018 Ford EcoSport. Read on to learn more about this vehicle’s performance capabilities, cargo space and interior features, and intuitive, easy-to-use infotainment options.
2018 Ford EcoSport Configurations
The base EcoSport S comes equipped with an EcoBoost® engine and auto start-stop technology. When this feature is engaged, putting your foot on the brake pedal and coming to a full stop will turn the engine off, conserving gas while driving. When it’s time to go again, the engine automatically restarts when you lift your foot off the brake and accelerate.
On higher trims, a 2-liter, 166-horsepower engine is available, providing a bit more zip for daily driving and for highway driving. Available Intelligent 4WD technology is worth considering too, as it can enhance handling and traction while on any surface. The base engine on the 2018 EcoSport is highly efficient, capable of providing an EPA-estimated 27 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. Take the savings from not having to go to the pump as often and re-invest them in other parts of your life!
Ford EcoSport Interior
Even though it’s a subcompact SUV, the EcoSport offers plenty of interior space to stretch out, and generous cargo space, as well. In terms of cargo volume, there’s 50 cu. ft. of space behind the front seats and 20.9 cu. ft. behind the rear seats. The back features a customizable rear load floor shelf, which you can play around with and customize to fit everything you want in the cargo area.
In terms of interior space, the front carries maximum leg room of 42.9 inches, plenty of room to stretch out for a long drive and enjoy the ride. Front head room measures in at 39.6 inches, enough space for taller drivers. There’s plenty of hip and shoulder room as well, so passengers don’t have to feel cramped in the back seat.
Ford’s SYNC® technology comes standard on the EcoSport This entertainment system and voice recognition technology comes with 4.2-inch color LCD screen. With SYNC® technology it’s easy to connect music and entertainment when traveling. The voice recognition commands even let you make hands-free calls, and saying “Bluetooth® audio” and commanding it with your voice can play your favorite songs.
On higher trims, you can upgrade to SYNC®3 technology, which feature Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for an even easier way to connect your smartphone to the touchscreen while driving. With this technology, you can use your phone’s map to navigate, read text messages or play music.
Visit our Showroom Today to see the 2018 Ford EcoSport
The Ford EcoSport, new for 2018, has a long list of standard and available features drivers in Plainfield, Indianapolis and Avon will find intuitive and enjoyable to use. And, good news; Andy Mohr Ford has the EcoSport in stock that you can start shopping online!
To learn more about the 2018 Ford EcoSport, stop by our showroom today or schedule a test drive to experience it first-hand!