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Ford EcoSport

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Ford EcoSport

(2013 - present)

    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.

    As of June 2022, the Ford EcoSport has an Expert Rating of 45% based on 20 reviews. That puts it right down near the bottom of the small SUV rankings, with only the MG ZS and Mitsubishi ASX scoring worse.

    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 However, this rating expired in January 2020 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating.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.

    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.

    Reliability rating

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    As of June 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Ford EcoSport to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusive from extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as we have sufficient data on the EcoSport, we’ll publish the score here.

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    Ford EcoSportThe Ford EcoSport received mostly poor to average media reviews, although the updated version launched in 2017 is considered an improvement.