Little crossovers are a big deal. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek and 2020 Ford Ecosport are two of the most popular for first-time buyers, empty-nesters, and city dwellers. Their smaller engines go longer on a tank of fuel, too.
But only one goes longer on our TCC Rating scale. The Crosstrek earns a 5.8 TCC Rating compared to the Ecosport’s 3.7 TCC Rating. Subaru wins in a relative landslide here; Ford’s only appeal is its low price in a base Ecosport that we don’t recommend.