If you’ve browsed at the vehicles on the roadway lately, you’ve probably discovered that crossover SUVs are one of the most popular options for modern chauffeurs. Crossovers integrated the robust, muscular efficiency of an SUV with the uni-body handling and dexterity of a car. They’re terrific vehicles, which do not compromise on effectiveness or cargo area.
With the popular Ford Escape, novice dynamo EcoSport and midsize Edge, many chauffeurs are able to find a Ford crossover that is best-suited for their unique lifestyle and need. Ford took its first stab at the subcompact crossover market with the release of the U.S.-spec 2018 EcoSport. Because it’s still so new, we do not anticipate any substantial updates when the 2019 EcoSport hits the market.
Design-wise, we expect absolutely nothing to change on the 2019 EcoSport. When it at first hit showrooms in 2018, the vehicle showed up with Ford’s distinct style language, albeit scaled down to a tiny crossover. If there are any changes, they could consist of more subtle updates, fresh color options, additional rim options, and other light tweaks.
We expect the very same to prove out in the cabin, as there’s no reason for Ford to start altering things around on the within right now. Anticipate it to also continue with its as much as 30 storage bins, movable panel on the freight flooring and beneficial alternatives like its 10-speaker audio system and 110-volt power outlet.
We also anticipate no changes to the EcoSport’s powertrains, as we anticipate it to continue with the very 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 automatic transmission. We anticipate front-wheel drive to remain the only drive choice for the three-cylinder 2019 EcoSport, though it would be great to see all-wheel drive at least as a choice. 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 just yet, but it’s not uncommon for little crossovers to have a hard time in these tests, so time will tell on this. While it lacks readily available automatic emergency situation braking, the EcoSport does have readily available blind-spot monitoring.
Although there’s no official release date yet, we anticipate an early-2019 release based on Ford’s schedule this year. Main prices is still a ways out, however without any updates in store, we anticipate to see only moderate cost increases over the 2018 EcoSport’s MSRP range of $20,990 to $28,235 (destination costs consisted of). Competitors include the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Subaru Crosstrek, and Toyota C-HR.