If you’ve looked around at the vehicles on the roadway lately, you’ve most likely seen that crossover SUVs are one of the most popular options for modern-day chauffeurs. Crossovers combined the robust, muscular efficiency of an SUV with the uni-body handling and dexterity of a car. They’re fantastic vehicles, which don’t compromise on efficiency or freight space.
With the popular Ford Escape, rookie eager beaver EcoSport and midsize Edge, most chauffeurs are able to discover a Ford crossover that is best-suited for their special lifestyle and need. Ford took its very 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 hits the market.
2019 Ford EcoSport Design
Design-wise, we anticipate nothing to change on the 2019 EcoSport. When it at first hit display rooms in 2018, the vehicle showed up with Ford’s distinct style language, albeit scaled down to a small crossover. If there are any changes, they might include more subtle updates, fresh color choices, extra rim options, and other light tweaks.
2019 Ford EcoSport Cabin
We expect the very same to prove out in the cabin, as there’s no reason for Ford to start changing things around on the inside right now. Expect it to likewise continue with its up to 30 storage bins, movable panel on the cargo floor and helpful alternatives like its 10-speaker audio system and 110-volt power outlet.
2019 Ford EcoSport Powertrains
We likewise expect 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 current vehicle, both pair with a six-speed automated transmission. We expect front-wheel drive to remain the only drive option for the three-cylinder 2019 EcoSport, though it would be great to see all-wheel drive a minimum of as an option. The 2.0-liter engine is offered in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
The IIHS has not tested the EcoSport for safety just yet, however it’s not unusual for little crossovers to struggle in these tests, so time will inform on this. While it lacks offered automatic emergency braking, the EcoSport does have available blind-spot tracking.
2019 Ford EcoSport Pricing & Release Date
Although there’s no main release date yet, we anticipate an early-2019 release based on Ford’s schedule this year. Official prices is still a ways out, however without any updates in shop, we anticipate to see only mild cost boosts over the 2018 EcoSport’s MSRP range of $20,990 to $28,235 (location fees included). Competitors include the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Subaru Crosstrek, and Toyota C-HR.