Ford EcoSport (2014 on)

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1.0 EcoBoost 100 ST-Line 5dr Titanium fully specced

reviewed by Beast thing on 3 January 2020
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Overall rating
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How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
4
Experience at the dealership
4
How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

The car that Ford forgot

We had an Econsport, a 1-year-old Titanium fully specced out, everything from the B&O sound system, two-tone paintwork to our choice of alloy wheels.
It's a gem of a car, it drives very well even on motorways, quite a surprise what a from a 1-litre engine, that turbo must be always on.
But it's in cities that the Ecosport excels, a high driving position and a narrow footprint allow it to take on any parking space in tiny multistore carparks. Space enough for four adults on short journeys. The rear legroom is a little tight. We have never had any issues with the rear door opening sideways, why is this criticised? On the motorway its surprising nippy, it's not a sports car but nor is it a HGV it can keep up with motorway traffic. Euro Ncap 4 safety rating

So the good - It's an attractive wagon turning heads especially with that F150/Ranger front grill, the rear is not bad looking either, you sit high up giving a commanding view of the road.

The bad - Fuel consumption mixed driving 40mpg. the boot is really small with all 4 seats up, enough for the weekly shopping run but on a holiday room may be tight unless you drop the rear seats.

So why did Ford Forget this car, we lost ours in an RTA, it was written off as an oncoming car turned into it. We went to the Ford dealer to order the same again and were told No, no black roof, no B&O stereo, no choice of alloys just the standard...Ford never invested in this car.
We now have ordered a new fully specced Puma, every box ticked. Why did Ford drop the Ecosport, why no digital dashboard or drivers pack, why kill off the options list. Had Ford put the puma tech into the Ecosport it for us would have been a no brainer another Ecosport.

It's was a company car and I had hoped to buy it off my wife's employer after 3 years, given the current hysteria over diesel CO2 and city driving It was a great little wagon for city driving.

Ignore the reviewers, it's a hidden gem, before we purchased it we test drove Audis, VW's, Skodas and this car won us over.

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Price£17,595–£22,795
Road TaxB–F
MPG44.8–67.3 mpg
Real MPG76.8%

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