There are two different engines to choose from with the 2020 Ford EcoSport, which might not seem like a lot, but it gives you just enough freedom to get what you need. It is important to consider all of your options with a vehicle, even a small SUV, as your choice of engine can have a long-term impact on how fun it is to drive. Other small SUVs with only one engine to choose from might be fine, but you lose the flexibility that makes shopping for a new vehicle fun.
The standard option is a 1.0L EcoBoost engine that offers up to 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. This comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and standard FWD, offering you a maximum towing capacity of up to 1,400 lbs. You get an estimated 27 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway, with a combined estimate of 28 MPG.
While that engine should be sufficient for many drivers, if you are looking for more power and improved performance, then Ford has you covered. The available 2.0L Ti-VCT engine offers you up to 166 hp and 149 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, but has Intelligent 4WD instead of FWD, giving you better performance and control in rough conditions and poor weather. This engine boosts the maximum towing up to 2,000 lbs, and it gets an estimated 23 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway, with a combined estimate of 25 MPG.
You might not expect to get much space inside a small SUV, and while it does not offer as much room as larger models, the 2020 Ford EcoSport is surprisingly spacious inside. This is great not only for your passengers since it seats up to five people, but also for loading up with camping gear, shopping bags, or anything else you need to take with you. These numbers do not change based on trim, so no matter what else you want in your vehicle, you know you will get plenty of room inside.
For your passengers, the 2020 Ford EcoSport has a pair of standard front seats and a rear bench seat that offers comfortable seating for three adults. Up in front, you and your favorite passenger will get up to about 39 inches of headroom and almost 43 inches of maximum legroom.
Passengers in the rear seat are not missing out by much, however, with up to just over 37 inches of maximum headroom and more than 36 inches of maximum legroom––so even adults in the backseat will be comfortable. Altogether, the EcoSport offers more than 91 cu.ft. of total passenger space, so everyone on a long trip will have plenty of personal space.
Of course, with an SUV, you also need plenty of room for loading up with shopping bags or anything else you want. The 2020 Ford EcoSport comes through in that area as well, thanks to more than 20 cu.ft. of space behind the rear seat for cargo. With the bench seat folded down, you get up to 50 cu.ft. of total cargo space behind the front seats. This gives you a lot of room to take what you need with you, and the 60/40 bench seats make it easy to configure the EcoSport how you need for both passengers and cargo.
Because you are going to spend most of your time with your vehicle inside of it driving, the interior features that a vehicle has are among the most important things you should consider. That is why the great standard and available features inside the 2020 Ford EcoSport are so impressive and are guaranteed to make for a comfortable and luxurious ride. Many of these can vary depending on which trim you look at, so let us consider the highest trim, the Titanium, and what it has to offer.
The 2020 Ford EcoSport Titanium features a 6-way power driver seat, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. It has leather details throughout the interior, including the seating surfaces, along with ambient lighting that can be customized with a number of different options and hues to choose from. The Titanium comes with an auto-dimming rearview mirror and has a center console with a sliding armrest for a more comfortable overall experience.
With the Titanium trim, you get an 8-inch LCD touchscreen for the infotainment system along with a pair of smart-charging USB ports for your devices. The Titanium includes voice-activated Navigation so you can get where you need to go without taking your hands off the wheel, along with a 10-speaker B&O sound system that includes a subwoofer and offers incredible audio quality for you and your passengers. Altogether, the 2020 Ford EcoSport is a fantastic driving experience inside and out and really puts you at ease on the road.
Even if you look at absolutely nothing else while choosing a vehicle, the safety features on any particular model should be a priority. Nothing is more important than the ways in which an SUV can help keep you safe on the road. While impressive safety features cannot replace careful driving, the features in the 2020 Ford EcoSport can certainly supplement your skills as a driver.
Top-of-the-Line Safety Features
The EcoSport includes hill start assist, which makes it easier to go from a stop to begin accelerating on an incline without your vehicle rolling downhill as your foot goes from the brakes to the accelerator. It also includes a rearview camera as you would expect. Available features on the 2020 Ford EcoSport include a blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, which helps alert you when a vehicle is in your blind spot, as well as when another car is crossing behind you while you are in reverse.
Rain-sensing automatic windshield wipers are available on the EcoSport, which activate when weather changes, and it begins to rain, so you have one less thing to worry about. A reverse sensing system is also available on the 2020 Ford EcoSport. This system uses audible alerts to warn you when you are nearing an object behind you while in reverse; when paired with the rearview camera, you can more easily and safely back up in tight areas and parking lots.