If you’ve looked around at the vehicles on the road recently, you’ve probably observed that crossover SUVs are one of the most popular choices for modern motorists. Crossovers integrated the robust, muscular efficiency of an SUV with the uni-body handling and agility of a car. They’re excellent vehicles, which don’t compromise on efficiency or freight space.
With the popular Ford Escape, novice dynamo EcoSport and midsize Edge, most motorists have the ability to find a Ford crossover that is best-suited for their unique way of life and need. Ford took its first stab at the subcompact crossover market with the release of the U.S.-spec 2018 EcoSport. Due to the fact that it’s still so new, we do not anticipate any substantial updates when the 2019 EcoSport strikes the market.
2019 Ford EcoSport Design
Design-wise, we expect nothing to change on the 2019 EcoSport. When it initially struck showrooms in 2018, the vehicle arrived with Ford’s distinct design language, albeit scaled down to a tiny crossover. If there are any changes, they could consist of more subtle updates, like new color choices, extra rim alternatives, and other light tweaks.
2019 Ford EcoSport Cabin
We anticipate the very same to prove out in the cabin, as there’s no reason for Ford to start changing things around on the within just yet. Expect it to also continue with its approximately 30 storage bins, movable panel on the freight floor and useful options like its 10-speaker audio system and 110-volt power outlet.
2019 Ford EcoSport Powertrains
We likewise expect no changes to the EcoSport’s powertrains, as we anticipate it to continue with the exact same 123-horsepower 1.0-liter three-cylinder and optional 166-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. In the existing vehicle, both couple with a six-speed automated transmission. We expect front-wheel drive to remain the only drive choice for the three-cylinder 2019 EcoSport, though it would be good to see all-wheel drive a minimum of as an alternative. The 2.0-liter engine is readily available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
The IIHS has not evaluated the EcoSport for safety just yet, but it’s not unusual for small crossovers to struggle in these tests, so time will tell on this. While it does not have readily available automated emergency braking, the EcoSport does have readily available blind-spot monitoring.
2019 Ford EcoSport Pricing & Release Date
Although there’s no main release date yet, we anticipate an early-2019 release based upon Ford’s schedule this year. Official prices is still a ways out, but with no updates in shop, we expect to see only mild rate boosts over the 2018 EcoSport’s MSRP series of $20,990 to $28,235 (location fees consisted of). Competitors consist of the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Subaru Crosstrek, and Toyota C-HR.