The EcoSport’s six-speed automatic transmission “makes the most of the engine’s modest 166 hp with prompt downshifts.” Quincy described the steering as “quick” with limited body roll, saying the “EcoSport is much more engaging than most of its competitors. It handles more like a sporty car than a dull SUV. Yes, driving the EcoSport has been a pleasant surprise.”
At just 161.3 inches in length, the EcoSport is the shortest of the small SUVs, which makes it ideal for city driving and city parking. J.D. Powers’ Liz Kim says it’s only seven inches longer than a two-seat Mazda Miata roadster but has 50 cu. ft. of interior volume when the rear seats are folded.
Kim rates the EcoSport’s Sync 3 infotainment system “excellent” as well as “easy to learn and use” with crisp graphics and simple inputs. Tuning knobs make sense, and the 8-inch floating tablet-style screen looks huge in this narrow vehicle. Crisp graphics and simple inputs characterize the system, which includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone-projection technology.
Want to take it for a test drive? Hurry in to Sound Ford near Renton, Washington, today!