If you’ve looked around at the vehicles on the road recently, you’ve most likely observed that crossover SUVs are among the most popular choices for contemporary 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 cargo space.
With the popular Ford Escape, novice dynamo EcoSport and midsize Edge, many motorists are able to find a Ford crossover that is best-suited for their distinct way of life and need. Ford took its first stab at the subcompact crossover market with the release of the U.S.-spec 2018 EcoSport. Due to the fact that it’s still so brand-new, we do not anticipate any significant updates when the 2019 EcoSport strikes 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 got here with Ford’s unique design language, albeit scaled down to a tiny crossover. If there are any changes, they might consist of more subtle updates, like new color options, extra rim choices, and other light tweaks.
2019 Ford EcoSport Cabin
We expect the exact same to prove out in the cabin, as there’s no reason for Ford to begin changing things around on the inside just yet. Expect it to also continue with its approximately 30 storage bins, movable panel on the freight floor and helpful alternatives like its 10-speaker audio system and 110-volt power outlet.
2019 Ford EcoSport Powertrains
We also 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 present vehicle, both couple with a six-speed automated transmission. We anticipate front-wheel drive to remain the only drive option for the three-cylinder 2019 EcoSport, though it would be good to see all-wheel drive a minimum of as an option. The 2.0-liter engine is available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
The IIHS has not evaluated the EcoSport for safety right now, but it’s not unusual for little crossovers to struggle in these tests, so time will tell on this. While it does not have 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 expect an early-2019 release based upon Ford’s schedule this year. Official rates is still an escapes, however with no updates in shop, we anticipate to see only mild price increases over the 2018 EcoSport’s MSRP range of $20,990 to $28,235 (destination charges consisted of). Rivals include the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Subaru Crosstrek, and Toyota C-HR.