2018 Ford EcoSport
The entry of the 2018 Ford EcoSport into the auto industry has been met by a lot of surprises. First, Ford has broken tradition by debuting this car via Snapchat, something that has never been done with the previous models. Secondly, it is the smallest car so far in the Ford’s Compact SUV family. Despite this, however, Ford does not disappoint in this model. The car is sportier with a more aesthetic appearance compared to that of the outgoing model. A lot of changes and modifications have been done in the cabin, the grille, wheel designs and the headlights. The rear and the profile styling will remain unchanged. The infotainment system is also new and different.
2018 Ford EcoSport Interior
The changes in the cabin are more visible and dramatic. The center stark will no longer be present. In its place will be the tablet-style, floating eight-inch infotainment system (with a touchscreen). Running the latest Sync 3 and Sync Connect software from Ford, the new media system will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other interior features include a twelve-volt outlet upfront, two USB ports and an optional 110-volts plug in the back sitting area. Ford has also managed to stuff in the cabin different hook sizes, thirty storage pockets and bins. A B&O play audio unit with ten speakers is also available. The steering wheel is leather-covered. The seating capacity is four and color options include blue, red and black.
2018 Ford EcoSport Engine
Two powertrain options are available in the 2018 Ford EcoSport. The first engine is direct-injected, turbocharged 1-liter Ecoboost 3-cylinder. It has a front wheel drive powertrain. This engine has a horsepower of 123hp and 118 pounds/ft of torque. The other powertrain option is a 2-liter 4WD system. It is an all-wheel, on-demand drive setup and is similar to that of the Ford Escape. This engine has a horsepower of 143hp and 137 pounds/ft of torque. Both options feature an automatic transmission that is 6-speed.
2018 Ford EcoSport Exterior
The bumper has been widened giving the car a look that is more muscular. The headlights are LED-powered. The trunk slightly extends while the hood is more pronounced. The roof tapers gently from the front to the rear. The grille is dark-grey and the headlamps are tinted. The roof rails are black with unique copper accents and crossbars on wheels. The wheels are alloy and they are 21-inch in diameter. Auto-braking and auto-lock is available.
2018 Ford EcoSport Price and Gas Mileage
The 2018 Ford EcoSport is expected to be available for sale in the US during the early months of the year 2018. Its expected retail price is estimated to be between $20,900 and $23,695. Its toughest competitor is expected to be the 2018 Kia Soul. Fuel economy and efficiency is expected with an estimated mileage of 30mph city and 37mph highway.
2018 Ford EcoSport Towing Capacity
Being the smallest compact SUV in the Ford family, the 2018 Ford EcoSport is not expected to have a stronger towing capacity. Judging from its size, the powertrain options and its weight, its towing capacity is not expected to be more than 1400 pounds. No official word is out yet regarding the vehicle’s towing options and technology.