If you’ve browsed at the vehicles on the road lately, you’ve most likely noticed that crossover SUVs are one of the most popular options for contemporary motorists. Crossovers integrated the robust, muscular efficiency of an SUV with the uni-body handling and dexterity of a car. They’re excellent vehicles, which don’t jeopardize on performance or cargo area.
With the popular Ford Escape, rookie eager beaver EcoSport and midsize Edge, most chauffeurs have the ability to find a Ford crossover that is best-suited for their unique lifestyle and requirement. Ford took its 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 substantial updates when the 2019 EcoSport hits the market.
2019 Ford EcoSport Design
Design-wise, we anticipate absolutely nothing to change on the 2019 EcoSport. When it at first hit display rooms in 2018, the vehicle got here with Ford’s distinct style language, albeit reduced to a tiny crossover. If there are any changes, they could consist of more subtle updates, fresh color choices, extra rim alternatives, 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 altering things around on the inside right now. Expect it to likewise 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 anticipate no changes to the EcoSport’s powertrains, as we anticipate it to continue with the exact same 123-horsepower 1.0-liter three-cylinder and optional 166-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. In the existing vehicle, both couple with a six-speed automated transmission. We expect front-wheel drive to stay the only drive option for the three-cylinder 2019 EcoSport, though it would be great to see all-wheel drive at least as an option. The 2.0-liter engine is readily available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
The IIHS has not checked the EcoSport for security right now, but it’s not uncommon for small crossovers to struggle in these tests, so time will tell on this. While it lacks readily available automated emergency braking, the EcoSport does have offered blind-spot monitoring.
2019 Ford EcoSport Pricing & Release Date
Although there’s no official release date yet, we expect an early-2019 release based on Ford’s schedule this year. Main pricing is still a ways out, however without any updates in shop, we expect to see only mild rate boosts over the 2018 EcoSport’s MSRP range of $20,990 to $28,235 (destination costs consisted of). Competitors consist of the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Subaru Crosstrek, and Toyota C-HR.