If you’ve looked around at the vehicles on the roadway lately, you’ve probably noticed that crossover SUVs are one of the most popular choices for contemporary chauffeurs. Crossovers integrated the robust, muscular performance of an SUV with the uni-body handling and agility of a car. They’re great vehicles, which don’t jeopardize on effectiveness or freight area.
With the popular Ford Escape, rookie dynamo EcoSport and midsize Edge, many motorists are able to find a Ford crossover that is best-suited for their unique lifestyle and need. Ford took its first stab at the subcompact crossover market with the release of the U.S.-spec 2018 EcoSport. Since it’s still so new, we don’t expect any considerable updates when the 2019 EcoSport strikes the marketplace.
2019 Ford EcoSport Design
Design-wise, we anticipate nothing to change on the 2019 EcoSport. When it initially hit display rooms in 2018, the vehicle showed up with Ford’s unique design language, albeit reduced to a tiny crossover. If there are any changes, they might include more subtle updates, like new color choices, additional rim alternatives, and other light tweaks.
2019 Ford EcoSport Cabin
We expect the exact same to prove out in the cabin, as there’s no factor for Ford to begin changing things around on the inside right now. Expect it to likewise continue with its approximately 30 storage bins, movable panel on the freight floor and beneficial choices like its 10-speaker audio system and 110-volt power outlet.
2019 Ford EcoSport Powertrains
We likewise anticipate no changes to the EcoSport’s powertrains, as we anticipate it to continue with the same 123-horsepower 1.0-liter three-cylinder and optional 166-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. In the existing vehicle, both pair with a six-speed automatic transmission. We expect front-wheel drive to stay the only drive option for the three-cylinder 2019 EcoSport, though it would be good to see all-wheel drive at least 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 security right now, but it’s not unusual for little crossovers to struggle in these tests, so time will inform on this. While it lacks readily available automatic emergency braking, the EcoSport does have readily available blind-spot monitoring.
2019 Ford EcoSport Pricing & Release Date
Although there’s no official release date yet, we expect an early-2019 release based on Ford’s schedule this year. Official pricing is still an escapes, however with no updates in shop, we anticipate to see only mild cost increases over the 2018 EcoSport’s MSRP range of $20,990 to $28,235 (destination charges consisted of). Competitors consist of the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Subaru Crosstrek, and Toyota C-HR.