Review: 2019 Ford EcoSport


Drivers in upstate New York looking for a subcompact SUV with sharp handling, user-friendly technology, and a respectable amount of cargo room should visit Friendly Ford in Poughkeepsie to test drive the new 2019 EcoSport.

Performance
The 2019 Ford EcoSport is available in four different trims: S, SE, Titanium, and SES. The base model is powered by a 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder turbocharged direct-injected engine mated to a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with a front-wheel drivetrain that produces 123-hp and achieves an estimated 29 mpg highway and 27 mpg city. Standard on the SES trim is a 2.0-liter Ti-VCT four-cylinder engine with four-wheel drive that generates 166-hp and has an estimated fuel economy of 29 mpg highway and 23 mpg city. All models include auto Start-Stop technology to help reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

Convenience and Comfort
The Ford EcoSport is designed with a valuable amount of cargo space with approximately 50 cubic feet when the second-row seatbacks are folded flat or 20.9 cubic feet with all seats upright. You'll be able to easily load your groceries or pack for an adventure with the unique rear swing gate. You’ll enjoy the available leather-trimmed and heated front seats, 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and power moonroof with sunshade.

Technology
Standard technology features include a 4.2-inch display, two smart-charging USB ports, and a six-speaker audio system. Available options include the SYNC® 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility and voice recognition, SYNC® Applink® with Waze and Ford + Alexa, and HD Radio™. SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, ® services for detailed traffic and weather, is available when you opt for navigation, and FordPass Connect™ with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot which can connect up to ten devices is available to let you unlock, lock and start your vehicle remotely. A premium B&O surround-sound system with ten speakers is available by Bang & Olufsen.

Pricing
Starting at $19,995 MSRP 
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