2018 Ford EcoSport vs Chevy Trax

On the hunt for a compact SUV that combines performance, expansive interior space, and advanced technology? You're in the right place! Both the 2018 Ford EcoSport and the 2018 Chevrolet Trax offer these spectacular features and more.

So, how will shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle choose between them? To help you do just that, we at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg have put together this detailed comparison. Read ahead to see how the EcoSport and the Trax stack up against each other!

Ford vs Chevy: Performance

Leading the way in the 2018 Ford EcoSport is a 1.0-L EcoBoost® engine, while the 2018 Chevy Trax is powered by a 1.4-L ECOTEC® turbocharged engine. Both engines work alongside a standard 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drivetrain.

On top of its standard engine, the EcoSport also offers a second available engine that you can opt for. The available 2.0-L Ti-VCT is equipped with gasoline direct injection technology and puts out an incredible amount of power. With this engine, you'll get 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque.

Unfortunately, you won't have a second engine to opt for in the Chevy Trax. As a result, you'll max out at 138 horsepower.

EcoSport vs Trax: Interior Space

The 2018 Ford EcoSport makes comfort a priority by giving all five passengers plenty of wiggle room. See how this space compares to that of the 2018 Chevy Trax:




Front Legroom

42.9 inches

40.8 inches

Front Headroom

39.6 inches

39.6 inches

Rear Legroom

36.7 inches

34.7 inches

Rear Hip Room

50.9 inches

50.7 inches

On top of all this space you'll get for your five passengers in the EcoSport, you'll also get plenty of space for all your cargo. With all five seats in place, you'll have 20.9 cubic feet of space behind the second row. Fold these three seats down, though, and you'll have a whopping 50 cubic feet of cargo space. Compare this to the Trax's 18.7 standard cubic feet and 48.4 total cubic feet of cargo room.

EcoSport vs Trax: Technology

Both the 2018 Ford EcoSport and the 2018 Chevy Trax offer some pretty impressive technology features. Both models come equipped with multi-faceted infotainment systems that offer wireless Bluetooth® connectability, turn-by-turn navigation, smartphone app integration, and even mobile Wi-Fi® hotspots.

A few things you'll miss out on in the Trax, though, include a bigger screen. The Trax's Chevrolet MyLink® infotainment system only offers a 7-inch touchscreen while the EcoSport's SYNC® system comes with an 8-inch screen.

You'll also only be able to connect seven devices at a time to the Trax's Wi-Fi® hotspot. The EcoSport's hotspot can comfortably support ten.

2018 Ford EcoSport vs 2018 Chevy Trax: Which One?

As you can see, the 2018 Ford EcoSport goes above and beyond in every category. Shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle can get a closer look at this impressive compact SUV at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg. Give us a call today to schedule your test drive!

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