Ford Ecosport

Ford Ecosport information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the baby SUV. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Ecosport. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background

The Ford Ecosport is a baby brother to the Kuga SUV - entering the small crossover market for the first time. It’s a south American import, though, and not a bespoke European 4x4. For more information on the Fiat Qubo, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

This model is a rare slip-up from Ford, we’re afraid to declare: the Ecosport is simply not class competitive in many key areas. The interior quality is ‘verging on dire’, our road testers found and its old-fashioned side-hinged tailgate makes use very tricky in many day-to-day situations. It’s also some way off the pace to drive, although the European chassis wizards have wrought some good news from the ride and handling. The cabin is lacklustre, the seats uncomfortable and many of the instruments and controls feel a bit last-decade. You get the idea…

The one we’d buy

1.0 EcoBoost

The one we’d avoid like the plague

1.5

Rivals to consider

Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Skoda Yeti, Vauxhall Mokka

For 

In the right part of the market, Ford dealership spread

Against

Clumsy tailgate, old-fashioned cabin, wonky dynamics

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