If you’ve taken a look around at the vehicles on the road lately, you’ve most likely discovered that crossover SUVs are among the most popular options for modern-day drivers. Crossovers combined the robust, muscular efficiency of an SUV with the uni-body handling and dexterity of a car. They’re great vehicles, which do not compromise on effectiveness or cargo space.
With the popular Ford Escape, rookie dynamo EcoSport and midsize Edge, most chauffeurs have the ability to find a Ford crossover that is best-suited for their special way of life and need. Ford took its very first stab at the subcompact crossover market with the release of the U.S.-spec 2018 EcoSport. Because it’s still so new, we don’t expect any considerable updates when the 2019 EcoSport hits the marketplace.
2019 Ford EcoSport Design
Design-wise, we expect absolutely nothing to change on the 2019 EcoSport. When it initially struck showrooms in 2018, the vehicle showed up with Ford’s unique design language, albeit scaled down to a small crossover. If there are any changes, they might include more subtle updates, like new color options, extra rim alternatives, and other light tweaks.
2019 Ford EcoSport Cabin
We expect the very same to ring true in the cabin, as there’s no reason for Ford to start altering things around on the inside just yet. Anticipate it to also continue with its as much as 30 storage bins, movable panel on the freight flooring and beneficial choices like its 10-speaker audio system and 110-volt power outlet.
2019 Ford EcoSport Powertrains
We likewise expect no changes to the EcoSport’s powertrains, as we anticipate it to continue with the exact 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 expect front-wheel drive to stay the only drive option for the three-cylinder 2019 EcoSport, though it would be great to see all-wheel drive a minimum of as a choice. The 2.0-liter engine is offered in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
The IIHS has actually not tested the EcoSport for security right now, but it’s not unusual for little crossovers to struggle in these tests, so time will inform on this. While it lacks readily available automated emergency situation braking, the EcoSport does have readily available blind-spot tracking.
2019 Ford EcoSport Pricing & Release Date
Although there’s no main release date yet, we expect an early-2019 release based on Ford’s schedule this year. Official pricing is still an escapes, but without any updates in shop, we expect to see only moderate price increases over the 2018 EcoSport’s MSRP range of $20,990 to $28,235 (location costs included). Competitors consist of the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Subaru Crosstrek, and Toyota C-HR.