The first Ford Ecosport to be offered in the UK, arriving in 2014, didn’t earn a particularly good reputation. It was by no means terrible, but by Ford's high standards, it was a bit of a disappointment. Its low quality interior, limited infotainment technology, and cumbersome side-hinged tailgate made it hard for the SUV to compete against its rivals. But for 2020, Ford intends to change the image of the EcoSport for good.
There are reasons to consider the EcoSport. It's a respectable choice for active urbanites looking to spend less money on a new SUV, and its small stature is ideal for parking and navigating around tight city streets. The newest EcoSport receives minor changes. For example, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, up from last year's 6.5 inches, is now included on the SE trim. FordPass Connect, standard on all trims, includes a Wi-Fi hotspot and app connectivity that allows an owner to unlock and lock the vehicle from a smartphone.
The 2020 Ecosport offers the tall seating position and the optional AWD that many buyers want, at an affordable price. But so do many of its rivals. Unfortunately, the EcoSport’s dimensions make a squeeze for taller passengers who want to sit in the back seats. There's a surprising amount of boot space, though, and the EcoSport can haul more than the Mazda CX-3 or Toyota C-HR.
“All-wheel drive available, substantial boot space for its size, and an easy to use infotainment interface with device compatibility, the Ford 2020 EcoSport provides a subcompact SUV for many uses.”