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Ford EcoSport

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Summary


The Ford EcoSport is a small SUV/crossover that was launched in 2013 and updated in 2017.

The EcoSport has received mostly poor to average scores from most of the UK media, although the updated version launched in 2017 is considered a significant improvement on earlier versions. However, there are many rivals in this sector and a lot of them are rated more highly than the Ford EcoSport.

The diesel engine option has disappeared due to lack of demand, meaning that by 2020 the only engine option was a 1.0-litre petrol engine. The new Ford Puma isn’t officially a replacement for the EcoSport, but it’s about the same size, only a little more expensive and a lot more popular, so the EcoSport’s days may be numbered.

Key specifications


Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol
Price: From £20,850 on-road

Launched: Spring 2013
Last updated: Spring 2017
Replacement due: TBA


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Safety rating


No safety rating

The Ford EcoSport was originally crash tested by Euro NCAP back in 2013 and awarded a four-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2020 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating.

Occasionally, Euro NCAP will re-test an older vehicle that is still on sale and issue a new rating, but given that the EcoSport is probably not long for this world, it’s unlikely to happen in this case.

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Ford EcoSport has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic before resuming in the second half of the year.

Given that the EcoSport is now an old vehicle, it’s unlikely that the current car will be assessed by Green NCAP. However, if it does happen, we’ll publish the results here.

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