Potholes, blocked drains, high gutters. In a car you might slow down or go in another direction.
In the Ford EcoSport you just keep going.
Like any SUV, this small urban SUV is about getting you where you want to go. It puts 200mm of ground clearance between you and the road, potholes, ditches or whatever else is in your way. Add good approach and departure angles, plus 550mm water wading, and you’re pretty much ready for anything.
You want an SUV but your life is in the city. That’s why the EcoSport is the perfect fit. Its city-sized design makes it easy to park and get around crowded city streets.
Yet its SUV capabilities let you go places you wouldn’t normally go – in the city or on the open road.
Even roads you travel every day will look different in the EcoSport. It seats you higher so you can see more of what’s going on around you.
Who knows what you might discover on the way?
The secret to perfect hill starts. Hill Launch Assist holds the brake for a few seconds after you take your foot off, giving you time to smoothly accelerate away, without rolling.
So if others park too close, there’s no need to sweat. And it works in both directions: uphill or down.
Cities are noisy. But not inside the EcoSport.
The city’s soundscape is subdued by the calm of its quiet interior.
Want to use your phone or change the music on your iPod? Just tell SYNC® what to do and it’s done.
It’s just one of the ways the Ford EcoSport makes life easier.
Do you get separation anxiety any time you can’t use your phone? The good news is driving your EcoSport is not one of them.
SYNC® lets you keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road and still use your Bluetooth® phone. Call friends and family just by saying their name, like “Call mum”.
Now you can sing along to what you like, when you like. Search. Play specific artists, albums or tracks. Shuffle. In fact, use your MP3 player the way you usually do, with your voice, not your hands. You can even stream music on your Bluetooth® phone, wirelessly, or play music from a USB device, hands-free. Just tell SYNC® what you want to hear.
OK, so we know you don’t text and drive. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find out what’s happening. Simply ask SYNC® to read out your incoming text messages to you. It even understands common abbreviations and
emoticons, so you’ll get the message.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc., and is used under licence. Some phones are not compatible. iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
Yes, there is air conditioning. Tried and tested in extreme temperatures so it works well in any climate.
But it doesn’t just keep you cool. It also keeps drinks or food cool inside your glovebox.
Always see what’s ahead. As soon as your headlights sense that there’s not enough light, they turn-on automatically. In stormy weather, entering a tunnel or simply as night falls.
Even after you turn off the engine, your headlights will stay on for a few seconds so you can see where you’re going. Titanium model only.
The EcoSport is sized to fit easily into tight city spaces. But it still gives you plenty of space inside. Fold-down the 60:40 split rear seats and you get 705 litres of space in the back.
Keep one of the split rear seats up and fold the other down to fit in people and different-shaped objects.
It’s what you don’t see lying around that says a lot about the EcoSport’s interior design. Twenty storage spaces let you conveniently pack things away. A slide-out drawer under the front seat keeps valuables safely out of sight. Even your sunglasses and umbrella have their own spaces.
The Ford EcoSport is designed to give you more of what you need, and less of what you don’t.
So great fuel economy and responsive power are in. Regular trips to the fuel pump and big CO2 emissions are out.
What does the EcoSport’s drag co-efficient of 0.365 mean to you? More fuel savings, because you’re driving an urban SUV with great aerodynamics.
From its ‘teardrop’ design profile to little details like the rear pillar kicker, it all works to limit wind resistance and reduce fuel consumption.
Our 1.5 litre Ti-VCT delivers power that’s ready to go when you are, without getting greedy at the petrol pump. Direct fuel injection ensures every drop of petrol is used, while the variable cam timing automatically adjusts to make sure the engine works at optimum efficiency.
Looking for the fuel efficiency of a manual with the ease of an automatic?
Our 6-speed PowerShift® automatic transmission delivers both, with two clutches working in tandem for gear changes you’ll hardly notice.
Stable, responsive steering is the hallmark of a quality drive. Electric power-assisted steering adjusts to feel lighter in slow traffic and ‘heavier’ at higher speeds for greater control.
It also adapts to changing road and weather conditions, like cross winds, to keep you on track. Best of all, it only comes to your assistance when it’s needed, saving you fuel.
There are lots of reasons to feel safer in the Ford EcoSport.
It offers you features that protect you, and others that help prevent the need for protection in the first place. And that adds up to valuable peace of mind.
The combination of traction control and Dynamic Stability Control helps ensure you have a strong sense of connection to the road and excellent control in corners and when overtaking.
Together, they help reduce the chances of wheel spin, and over- or under-steering in corners.
There are seven in all. Front and side airbags for the driver and front seat passenger and side curtain airbags for front and rear seats.
There’s even one for the driver’s knee.
We all joke about how good it would be to have eyes in the back of our heads. Now you can see exactly how good it is.
Reverse the EcoSport and a ‘beep’ lets you know when the sensors detect objects behind you, while a display in your dashboard indicates where they are.
Injections of super high strength boron steel in the doors add to the effectiveness of the EcoSport’s high strength safety cell.
Used by the space program, boron steel is four times stronger than normal high strength steel, yet lightweight.
When you have to stop quickly, you want to be sure you stop. Not slide.
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) prevent the wheels locking in an emergency and give you a greater sense of stability and control.