The 2022 Ford EcoSport is an extra-small crossover and Ford’s most affordable SUV. Slotting under the larger Ford Escape, the EcoSport is only a few inches longer than the old Ford Fiesta hatchback. In this article, we will explore the 2022 Ford EcoSport, its specs, and its MPG.

On the outside the EcoSport has a rugged and sporty look. It has a prominent grille, sleek headlights, and sharp lines that give it an aggressive stance. The SES trim has a unique blacked-out grille, black roof, and black exterior accents that make it stand out from the other trims.

The Ford EcoSport comes in four different trims: S, SE, Titanium, and SES. All trims come with a 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine that delivers 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. The SES trim, however, comes with a 2.0-liter engine that produces 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque. A large cargo area makes it a compelling choice for active lifestyles, however.

There’s nothing very sporty about its wheezy three-cylinder engine, but one of the standout features of the Ford EcoSport is its fuel efficiency. The S, SE, and Titanium trims all have an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The SES trim, which comes with the more powerful engine, has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

The Ford EcoSport has a six-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth and effortless gear shifts. The transmission is paired with a front-wheel-drive system on all trims, except for the SES, which has an all-wheel-drive system.

In terms of interior features, the EcoSport has a lot to offer. The base S trim comes with a 4.2-inch infotainment display, a rearview camera, and a six-speaker audio system. The SE trim adds a larger 6.5-inch infotainment display, a sunroof, and automatic climate control. The Titanium trim comes with an even larger 8-inch infotainment display, a premium nine-speaker audio system, and leather-trimmed seats. The SES trim, which is the top-of-the-line trim, comes with unique interior accents, a sport-tuned suspension, and a larger 2.0-liter engine.

The Ford EcoSport also has a host of safety features to keep you and your passengers safe on the road. The standard safety features include a rearview camera, a suite of airbags, and a tire pressure monitoring system. The SE trim and above add blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. The Titanium and SES trims come with additional safety features like a forward collision warning system, automatic emergency braking, and rain-sensing wipers.

In conclusion, the Ford EcoSport is a versatile and efficient subcompact SUV that is perfect for city driving. Its small size makes it easy to maneuver in tight spaces, while its fuel efficiency makes it an affordable option for commuters, especially with a starting price of $21,990 for the base S model.

The subcompact SUV segment is highly competitive, and there are several competitors to the Ford EcoSport. Here are a few of the top competitors to consider.

  1. Honda HR-V: The Honda HR-V is a subcompact SUV that offers a spacious and versatile interior, with a Magic Seat that allows you to configure the rear seats in several different ways. It also has a more powerful base engine than the Ford EcoSport, with a 1.8-liter engine that delivers 141 horsepower. Base Price HR-V LX 2WD – $22,395
  2. Mazda CX-3: The Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact SUV that offers a stylish and upscale interior, with comfortable seats and high-quality materials. It also has a sporty driving experience, with a responsive steering and handling. The CX-3 is also more fuel-efficient than the Ford EcoSport, with an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of up to 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Base price CX-3 – $22,050
  3. Hyundai Kona: The Hyundai Kona is a subcompact SUV that offers a distinctive design and a fun-to-drive experience. It also has a range of engine options, including a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that delivers up to 195 horsepower. The Kona also has a roomy interior and a range of advanced safety features. Kona starts at $21,990
  4. Kia Soul: The Kia Soul is a subcompact SUV that offers a unique and boxy design, with a spacious and comfortable interior. It also has a range of engine options, including a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that delivers up to 201 horsepower. The Soul also has a range of advanced safety features, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. The Soul has a starting price of $19,290 for the LX trim
  5. Nissan Kicks: The Nissan Kicks is a subcompact SUV that offers a stylish design and a comfortable ride. It also has a spacious and practical interior, with a large cargo area and plenty of storage space. The Kicks is also more fuel-efficient than the Ford EcoSport, with an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of up to 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Nissan Kicks starts at $19,700

The 2022 Ford EcoSport is an good choice for anyone looking for a reliable and efficient SUV without all the frills—but do your homework.

Ford EcoSport

Ford EcoSport Interior

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