What is the 2018 Ford EcoSport?Oct 18th, 2019
Brand new for 2018, Lally Southpoint Ford welcomes another great subcompact SUV in the all-new Ford Ecosport. Already available in other countries, the Ecosport is a new small-utility vehicle that’s a foot and a half shorter than the Escape with extensive cargo space and updated tech for 2018. So what makes the Ford Ecosport stand out from every other subcompact vehicle that’s offered in the lineup?
As a matter of fact, there’s a lot that makes the Ecosport a great addition to Ford’s crossover lineup. Read on to learn more about the 2018 Ecosport and the many features that make it a standout vehicle!
A More Compact Vehicle
Looking for a vehicle capable of storing more than your average sedan or hatchback, at the fraction of the cost of a regular SUV? The Ford Ecosport is a great option for you! Looking on from the outside, the Ecosport is nearly 20 per-cent smaller than its cousin, the Ford Explorer, though both vehicles accommodate a spacious, 5-seat capacity. With rear seats in the upright position, the Ecosport offers a standard cargo capacity of 592-litres; folding the 60/40-split seats gives you a whopping total of 1416-litres worth of volume! Needless to say, there’s a lot of space inside this little compact SUV that you simply won’t see offered elsewhere in the same class.
The Most Fuel-Efficient SUV
Most SUVs are known for using a lot of gas because a lot of them have All-Wheel Drive and a V6 engine standard to give them the power they require. Luckily, the innovative Ecosport provides enough power to get you where you’re going without breaking the bank or the environment. Standard across every Ecosport model is the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, which delivers great fuel efficiency thanks to its direct injection technology. It’s capable of 8.6L/100km in the city and 8.1L/100km on the highway, making it one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market!
In addition, the Ecosport also comes standard with Ford’s Auto Start-Stop technology, which switches the engine off every time you come to a complete stop. That way, you save on gas and all you have to do is let go of the brakes to get moving again! It makes for a smart and environmentally responsible drive that’s sure to cut down time spent and you’ll rarely see yourself visiting the pump all the time.
More Trim-Levels to Choose From!
- Already standard on the S level Ecosport are the previously-mentioned 1.0 EcoBoost engine, auto start-stop, and 60/40-split rear seats along with 16-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, 4.2-inch central display screen, and six-speaker audio system with two USB ports.
- When you upgrade to the SE trim-level, you’ll experience the benefits of LED running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, an upgraded driver information display, leather-wrapped steering wheel, six-way power adjustable driver seat, and upgraded 6.5-inch touchscreen with SYNC 3 that gives you Apple CarPlay and Android auto compatibility.
- The SES model offers a more sporty package with a standard 2.0-litre Ti-VCT engine and AWD, along with 17-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension, leather upholstery, and advanced safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross-traffic alert.
- At the end of the spectrum, the premium Titanium model builds on the SES model with heated mirrors, automatic wipers, and a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system with HD radio.
These were only a select few reasons why the Ecosport is both a welcome addition to the Ford lineup and a standout SUV in its class. Book a test-drive with us here, at Lally Southpoint Ford, if you’re considering to make the Ford Ecosport the SUV of your choice!