Stacking up against the EcoSport
When you go shopping for a compact SUV, you want something versatile, but also economical. The Ford EcoSport was designed with that philosophy in mind. Convenient and capable, the EcoSport more than holds its own against its compact competition. To prove it, your winning team over at Team Ford has put it up against the biggest competitors in the market to see how it stacks up.
Compared to the Chevrolet Trax, the Ford EcoSport offers more cargo space—and that’s more cargo space with the seats either up or down. The Trax also has inferior WiFi connectivity. The EcoSport can connect up to 10 devices, while the Trax only has capacity for seven. Performance-wise, the EcoSport SES offers up 167 horsepower, compared to the Trax Premier and its 138 horsepower. The EcoSport also offers up a standard Intelligent 4WD system, while the Trax requires you to pay extra if you want anything more than front-wheel drive.
If you’re looking for better driver assistance technology, the EcoSport has an edge over the Honda HR-V. The BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert on the EcoSport watches both sides of the SUV for other vehicles. The HR-V’s LaneWatch System only monitors one side. The EcoSport’s Wi-Fi tech again beats the competition, with its ability to link up 10 devices… but the HR-V doesn’t even offer Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. Convenience is also key for a compact SUV, and the HR-V can’t stand up to the Ford EcoSport’s rain-sensing windshield wipers, wiper de-icer and reverse sensing system.
The Ford EcoSport and the Jeep Renegade are pretty close, comparatively. However, the EcoSport does have some advantages over the Renegade. First off, that Wi-Fi capability is again a killer. The Renegade simply doesn’t offer that level of connectivity. The Renegade also doesn’t offer features such as USB ports! The EcoSport also has a larger touchscreen for more convenience. Plus, while both vehicles have an adjustable rear cargo floor, the EcoSport has the edge in overall cargo volume with the seats up.
The EcoSport is competes with the Kicks’ (admittedly) impressive fuel economy thanks to the 6-speed automatic transmission with Stop-Start technology. Plus, the EcoSport has AWD across the whole line… the Nissan Kicks doesn’t offer anything more robust than front-wheel drive. The EcoSport also offers a standard moonroof, giving you a nice view of the outside world and letting in more natural light for a pleasant driving experience.
Sure, the competition may do one or two things better than the Ford EcoSport. But we’re confident the EcoSport is the total package in the compact SUV market. It has clear advantages over the Trax, the Renegade, the HR-V and the Kicks. You should check out the EcoSport for yourself, by coming down to Team Ford, the dealership of choice for South Edmonton and Sherwood Park, and giving it a test drive today!