2018 Ford EcoSport Review

If you're on the hunt for a capable crossover that's in a class all its own, you're in the right place. Ford has just released the 2018 EcoSport, a brand-new model that combines impressive performance, luxurious interior comfort, and top-notch technology features.

Shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle can learn a little more about the EcoSport in this review put together by our team at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg. Let's get started by taking a look at performance!

Performance Specifications

The 2018 Ford EcoSport gives you the choice between two impressive engines. You'll have a standard 1.0L EcoBoost® engine which pairs with a standard 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission and front-wheel drivetrain. With all of this standard equipment and the standard Auto Start-Stop Technology, you'll get an efficient EPA-estimated 29 highway/27 city MPG1.

The second engine you'll have to choose from is the available 2.0-L Ti-VCT 4-cylinder engine. This engine shifts its priorities to power as it gets a boost to 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque. With this power, you'll have enhanced handling and exciting acceleration.

You can also switch out the standard front-wheel drive for Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive. This smart system monitors hundreds of different driving factors every second to determine what kind of power each of the four wheels needs and then automatically adjusted to optimize traction.

Luxurious Interior Comfort

It's not enough to be powerful and efficient. A crossover should be comfortable and spacious. That's exactly what you get when you choose the 2018 Ford EcoSport. This model gives you 42.9 inches of front seat legroom and 51.3 spacious inches of shoulder room in the rear seats. On top of the wiggle room that you'll have, you'll also have available heated leather-trimmed front seats.

Getting all of your things in will be even less of a hassle with so much space to take advantage of behind the rear seat. With all five seats in use, you'll have 20.9 cubic feet of cargo room. Still need more? Use the 60/40 split-fold rear seat to expand your cargo capabilities to a maximum of 50 cubic feet.

Top-Notch Technology Features

On top of being comfortable and spacious, the 2018 Ford EcoSport has plenty of top-notch technology features to offer in its interior. For starters, you'll have a standard SYNC® infotainment system which offers Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming and hands-free phone calling. Additionally, these features can be conveniently controlled by voice commands.

For enhanced convenience and entertainment, you can opt for the upgraded SYNC® 3 infotainment system. With this available system, you'll get an 8-inch touchscreen display, smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and even a WiFi hotspot with SYNC® Connect. Pair this system with the B&O PLAY™ Premium Audio System by HARMAN with nine speakers and a subwoofer.

Get Behind the Wheel of the EcoSport Today!

Now that you've had a taste of what the 2018 Ford EcoSport has to offer, it's time to get behind the wheel and get the full experience. Shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle should give us a call at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg today to schedule a test drive!


1 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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