You might want to take a look at the 2018 Ford EcoSport (pronounced Echo-Sport) that is coming your way. TSC Ford Specialist in Englewood is definitely a fan. We can help keep your Ford EcoSport running in tip-top condition if you so choose to buy one of these vehicles. Take a look at what is in store for you with this compact SUV that has power to boot, and looks good doing it. Some say it is similar to the Ford Escape, or the Fiesta Hatchback, but you will still want to check out some of the great features included.
You are going to look great driving this sporty and versatile vehicle, and one of the best parts about it, is all the colors you get to choose from. Take your pick of Canyon Ridge Brown, Smoke Grey, Shadow Black, Lightening Blue, Race Red, Ruby Red, Moon Dust Silver, White Platinum, Diamond White, and Blue Candy. So many colors, so little time.
Moving on to what the 2018 Ford EcoSport can do, is pretty impressive also. With four different models to choose from and in everyone’s price range, you are sure to find the perfect match for you and your family’s lifestyle. Here are the four trim levels, from standard to top model.
- 2018 EcoSport S: standard 1.0 L, turbocharged with direct injection, standard 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission
- 2018 EcoSport SE: front wheel drive, cloth front seats, roof rack, 16-inch wheels, all season tires, trailer wiring and more
- 2018 EcoSport Titanium: Bluetooth, leather bucket front heated seats, seats 5, 17-inch wheels, all, season tires and more
- 2018 EcoSport SES: intelligent all-wheel-drive, a sport-tuned suspension, sport seats, copper interior accents, all-wheel drive and the 2.0-liter engine
So why do you feel like you may have seen this Ford EcoSport in the past? Well, the models have already been seen elsewhere in the world, the first being in Brazil in 2003 and then a second generation model in 2012. The EcoSport is now debuting with some newer interior features and a significant facelift both inside and out to appeal to all ages. Because Ford is known mostly for its big trucks, it is no surprise that they introduced this small compact SUV to appeal to their other consumers and stay up to date with the competition.
The 2018 Ford EcoSport looks very much the same as it did when the second generation model arrived in 2012. However, the front end adopts a new hexagon looking grille along with new headlights and fog lights. The interior has also been brought up to speed with an infotainment screen and an easier navigating dash design. Buyers will be able to choose either two powertrains: the 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost I-3 or a 2.0-liter I-4.
Moving on to the safety factors, as most people have a great concern for this, Ford has not yet received a rating, but by the time it makes it to market, it will have everything it needs to comply with standards. Ford confirms that a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert will be offered for this new SUV crossover, but the company has not yet announced whether it will provide a forward-collision warning system with automatic emergency braking.
Upping their game, Ford is trying to appeal to the Millennials, by adding some great features such as 7 interior ambient light features, an exclusive Ford-only 675-watt B&O Play audio system by Harman featuring 10 speakers, door-mounted tweeters and a rear subwoofer, Sync 3 infotainment and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone. Talk about some sweet technology, and in this day and age, it’s a must. Also, with the FordPass, drivers can locate, start, lock, and unlock their vehicle from their phone with just a simple command. You will love the look of the interior, and the best feature of all is the 8-inch floating touchscreen display which juts out from the dashboard.
While the Ford 2018 EcoSport may only be the comparison size of a Nissan Juke, it seems to have ample space for all your toys and travel items. Ford has created 30 storage pockets, bins, and hooks of varying sizes throughout the cabin, so be sure to open and explore all the hidden compartments waiting to store your necessities.
And did we mention how gadget-friendly it is…it gets two USB ports and one 12-volt outlet in the front, adding another 12-volt outlet and an optional 110-volt plug in the rear seating for your passengers. No one’s devices will be left uncharged. All models will feature a new swing gate instead of the traditional upward-opening hatch as in the past. It is also hinged on the left side for convenience to allow for easier loading.
So when can we expect to see this small but savvy compact crossover hit the streets? It is predicted that early in 2018 we should start seeing these long-awaited vehicles driving about, and that is a great thing for busy drivers because you can expect to get 23-27 miles per gallon in the city, and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. TSC Ford Specialist know their clients well, and it is certain that this SUV will get people everywhere they need to go, without hitting their wallet like larger SUVs can do.
If you like the look of the 2018 Ford EcoSport, and so far like what you are hearing, maybe it is time to reconsider what you are currently driving, or not driving, for that matter. Starting at around $19,000 for the basic model will comfortably get you into one of these vehicles, so be sure to do your research, and enjoy what Ford is bringing to the table for all its future consumers around the globe.
Take a look at the 2018 Ford EcoSport and take it for a spin. We think you’ll be glad you did, and TSC Ford Specialist will be ready and waiting to offer convenient appointments for all your maintenance needs. Our technicians are experts on all the latest Ford models technologies, and we look forward to the opportunity to provide exceptional service to you and your family.