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'18 EcoSport Reviewed


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#1 OFFLINE   ANTAUS

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 10:07 PM

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#2 OFFLINE   dave91gt

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:52 AM

Not a flattering review for a vehicle Ford is planning to be one of their entry level vehicles.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:56 AM

The price of entry is staggering considering what you get..after the initial newness wears off who would want one???..

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:56 AM

The next version will be out in about 24 months, this was to get them in the market. Imagine the reviews had they brought the non updated modeled over first.
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#5 OFFLINE   AlRozzi

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:23 AM

I think the review is good other than uninspiring power.
I am curious as to the decision to offer the 1 and 2 litre where a
1.5 EB would do well.

Writer does point to a diesel to overcome torque issues which makes me
wonder if the 2 litre EcoBlue might be a viable option.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:21 AM

I don't like the rear hatch / tailgate / door.



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:26 AM

I know styling is subjective, but the Ecosport is just plain ugly.  The interior looks okay, but the exterior is just weird & disproportionate.  When compared to the competition like the Chevy Trax & Jeep Compass, it looks even worse.  Hopefully the next gen looks a lot better.

 

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:58 AM

I know styling is subjective, but the Ecosport is just plain ugly.  The interior looks okay, but the exterior is just weird & disproportionate.  When compared to the competition like the Chevy Trax & Jeep Compass, it looks even worse.  Hopefully the next gen looks a lot better.

 

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Gotta like how that comparison uses the old/pre-refresh EcoSport vs. the new Compass.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:38 AM

It's not terrible but it's certainly not best in class.



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:58 AM

The Ecosport is a belated trigger-pull into a quickly growing market.  In Ford's defense, it's hard to believe that anyone foresaw something as visually repugnant as the Nissan Juke being some kind of trend-setter.  Why would people want tiny "faux-by-four" CUVs that were basically subcompacts with additional weight and lower mpg?

Yeah, well, I still have no concept of the desire for SUVs redone as "coupes", basically trading away some of their utility for a swoopier roofline.  Obviously, I'm not getting the trendy memos.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:03 AM

called it....sincerely, at least in America, there is no place for the 1.0 ecoboost in a vehicle...its failed in every single one...great little engine that it is, anything ( and this applies to the 2.0 as well ) with a curb weight hovering arouns 3000lbs and above kills the power to weight ratio.... 


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:12 AM

I am surprised that they don't A.) give it the "Activ" treatment, and B.) put a CVT transmission in it.....girlfriend has the Forester with a CVT in it and loves the economy and <ahem> "power" of it....


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:30 AM

Issue is that the Ecosport is almost a Foot shorter than the Compass/C-HR and 6" shorter than the Trax/Encore. The SUV between Ecosport and the next Escape (Maverick?) will be more competition for them than the Ecosport. Ecosport is more of a Kia Soul Competitor. 

 



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:57 AM

I think the Ecosport looks good - the Compass looks better but as pointed out above it is a larger vehicle.   But 20k for a stripped down Fiesta Wagon that doesn't have Sync 3 seems expensive.   The Non Sync radio display looks hideous and ruins an otherwise decent dash. 



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 12:42 PM

Ecosport It's a car that's been in the same generation for six years. It's obviously not as competitive as it was in 2013. Here in Brazil, where the steppe is mandatory, it still comes with it hanging in the trunk, and this is somewhat rustic, in a car that has modern design



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 12:58 PM

The Ecosport is a belated trigger-pull into a quickly growing market.  In Ford's defense, it's hard to believe that anyone foresaw something as visually repugnant as the Nissan Juke being some kind of trend-setter.  Why would people want tiny "faux-by-four" CUVs that were basically subcompacts with additional weight and lower mpg?
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Um... a lot of people did. Which is why everyone has one on the market. I predicted that that segment will reach 500k in the US a couple years back on this very forum when Buck Encore came out... before Chevy Trax, Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade, Fiat 500X, Toyota CH-R, Nissan Kicks, Hyundai Kona, Kia Stonic

 

Also, Ford was the first car company to offer a subcompact utility in the world so they should know better. EcoSport came out in Brazil in 2003... Ford had a huge head start to get it right for US and Europe and they just blew it.

 

And just food for thought... Nissan just announced pricing for Kicks and it starts $2k cheaper than EcoSport. https://www.motor1.c...starting-price/


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:32 PM

 

Gotta like how that comparison uses the old/pre-refresh EcoSport vs. the new Compass.

 

FWIW - Those pics were from a  quick Google image search.  The refresh didn't change it all that much anyway.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:38 PM

It's not terrible but it's certainly not best in class.

 

I can't think of anything in its class that is uglier.  It looks too much like a Fiesta in a fun house mirror.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:44 PM

 

I can't think of anything in its class that is uglier.  It looks too much like a Fiesta in a fun house mirror.

 

That is a good description but everything else in that class is pretty ugly, too from what I can remember.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 03:00 PM

 
That is a good description but everything else in that class is pretty ugly, too from what I can remember.

I think both the Trax and Encore are both better looking.
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