A sporty, modern subcompact SUV that delivers as much style as it does convenience. The popular 5-seater's 2021 model year outing brings with it various new changes and upgrades for select trims. Another highlight is that there are some exciting new colors in the form of Blue Metallic and Luxe Yellow. The 2021 Ford EcoSport manages to include the new options while still delivering an economical package themed around tech-heavy features and commendable fuel economy.
The 2021 Ford EcoSport is available in four trims, including the base S trim, the SE trim, the Titanium, and the SES trim. Those looking for some extra luxury from the EcoSport will find that the Titanium trim for 2021 now comes with the optional ActiveX high-quality seating material with mini-perforated seats. The Appearance Package is also now standard for the SES trim, along with a 6-way power driver seat. There is plenty to love about the 2021 Ford EcoSport, and we are excited to show you what this subcompact SUV has to offer.
Powered by Ford's always laudable EcoBoost technology, the 2021 Ford EcoSport puts eco-conscious drivers at the forefront with low-emission powertrains that consist of the standard 1.0-liter inline 4-cylinder and optional 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. Both engines deliver tailor-made power to Ford's subcompact SUV for agile handling and deliberate on-the-road performance. With the 1.0-liter EcoBoost, you have access to 123 horsepower and up to 125 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0-liter provides additional revolutions per minute and horsepower, translating to 166 horsepower and 149 pound-feet of torque.
The 1.0-liter EcoBoost delivers its power through a turbocharged induction system, so you get access to the torque and top-end performance quickly. So no matter which powertrain you go with, you still have snappy handling and acceleration for the subcompact crossover.
The fuel economy also offers up to 27 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway for the 1.0-liter, and 23 miles per gallon in the city and up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway for the 2.0-liter. The EcoSport manages to achieve its fuel economy ratings thanks to the appropriately named EcoBoost technology that comes with auto start-stop functionality, which shuts down the engine during idle stops to conserve fuel consumption.
All model year iterations of the EcoSport come with a 6-speed automatic SelectShift transmission. The benefit of the SelectShift transmission is that you have the option of how you want to shift with the vehicle. Perhaps you feel like you want more control over the shift controls based on the rev limits of the EcoSport? You have the option of going with the Sport Manual option, which allows you to manually shift up or down, all without having to rely on a clutch. The Sport mode provides aided shifting for specific scenarios while also allowing you to manually shift during normal driving conditions. The Drive mode is fully automatic, and the system will control all of the EcoSport's shifting for you.
The 2021 EcoSport is also available in front-wheel or intelligent four-wheel drive systems. For those who just want a basic economical subcompact SUV, the front-wheel drive is a perfect choice. Alternatively, if you wanted more nimble maneuverability and some minor off-road capabilities, the four-wheel drive system makes the EcoSport quite capable on and off the road. The added torque vectoring control, and stability and traction control systems also ensure that the SUV is easy to handle and always capable of gripping the road.
The 2021 EcoSport model year line-up comes standard with a lot of Ford's most advanced technology available on the market. This all starts with the way the vehicle handles and trickles all the way down to the interior safety features as well. The nucleus of the EcoSport's technological soul rests in the Ford Co-Pilot360 technology. This impressive suite of technology includes everything necessary to not only keep the EcoSport functioning well on the road but also makes it a pillar of safety for both the driver and passengers.
The AdvanceTrac system improves the EcoSport's on-road stability thanks to multiple sensors calculating and making micro-adjustments up to 150 times per second. Paired with the Roll Stability Control system, the EcoSport is designed to maintain traction through snow, sleet, rain, or slick road conditions. Added systems, such as the hill start assist, enable the SUV to retain momentum and avoid sliding while ascending a hill or while stopped on an incline.
The Ford Co-Pilot360 contains a number of driver assistance technologies as well. There is Automatic Emergency Braking to help with situations that require rapid braking, as well as the available Blind Spot Information System also known as BLIS. The BLIS works in conjunction with the Cross-Traffic Alert, so drivers are continually given a heads-up about what the traffic situation is, even when they can't see when someone is in their blind spot. Additional driving aids like the Reverse Sensing System makes it easy to park and reverse without worrying about accidentally bumping into something.
The rear-view camera also provides a crystal clear image of what's directly behind the EcoSport, so there's no guesswork involved when backing up. Added technology like rain-sensing wipers and voice-activated navigation systems makes the EcoSport ripe and ready for all sorts of travel scenarios. Other technological conveniences include the MyKey suite, perfect for parents helping teen drivers to go through a checklist of safety protocols when driving, as well as the SecuriLock anti-theft system to protect the EcoSport when left unattended. There's even the inclusion of the patented SOS Post-Crash Alert System, so even if you do find yourself in an accident, the vehicle will automatically take the appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the driver and passengers.
Inside the EcoSport, you'll find a cozy, inviting cabin designed to comfortably seat up to 5 people, providing up to 91.1-cubic feet of total passenger volume. Behind the first row, the EcoSport affords up to 50 cubic feet of cargo volume, so you can store plenty in the rear of the vehicle without any problems. With the available Cargo Management System, the 2021 EcoSport enables you to adjust the rear load floor, as well as the shelf that allows you to make use of organizers and a cargo net for storage.
The cabin delivers plenty of power for portable devices, too, including up to six ports for powering devices. This breaks down to two smart-charging USB ports, four power points, and the availability of a 110-volt outlet. Select trims also come standard with a spiffy moonroof, with one-touch power-retraction. Beverage holders, floor liners, and accented instrumental panels are also available, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel. For an extra bit of sugar and spice, there is the availability of the ActiveX upholstery with mini-perforation for the Titanium trim.
On the infotainment and multimedia front, the EcoSport comes fully equipped across the entire trim line with a message center and trip computer. Every trim also comes standard with the Ford SYNC technology, along with FordPass Connect. This includes a touchscreen of up to 8-inches on the higher trims, which enables Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Every EcoSport also includes 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity for smart devices, so you can plug-and-play your favorite media from portable electronics.
Those who truly enjoy a high-quality audio experience will also be pleased to know that opting for the Bang & Olufsen speaker system includes all new upgrades. For the 2021 model year, the cabin equipped with a Bang & Olufsen system now includes up to 10 speakers as well as a subwoofer for the ultimate surround-sound audio experience. You also have access to some of the best available streaming, podcasts, and satellite radio experiences, thanks to the availability of SiriusXM.
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