Compare 2020 Ford Ecosport vs 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

2020 Ford Ecosport
2020 Subaru Crosstrek
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S 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
EcoSport S 4WD 23 29 $21,159 $21,590
EcoSport S FWD 27 29 $19,595 $19,995
EcoSport SE 4WD 23 29 $24,451 $24,950
EcoSport SE FWD 27 29 $22,981 $23,450
EcoSport SES 4WD 23 29 $26,833 $27,380
EcoSport Titanium 4WD 23 29 $27,161 $27,715
EcoSport Titanium FWD 27 29 $25,739 $26,265
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Crosstrek CVT 27 33 $22,255 $23,495
Crosstrek Limited CVT 27 33 $25,857 $27,395
Crosstrek Manual 22 29 $21,015 $22,145
Crosstrek Premium CVT 27 33 $23,226 $24,545
Crosstrek Premium Manual 22 29 $21,986 $23,195

2020 Ford Ecosport vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek: Compare Crossovers

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. 

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,159
$22,255
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,590
$23,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.0
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Ecosport is not particularly good value, not particularly efficient, and not particularly good. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek puts safety first, with capability a close second.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.1 100.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 71
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 61
Length, Overall (in)
161.3 175.8
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 63.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 104.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50 55.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.9 20.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
20.9 20.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 32.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 29.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 64.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P225/60HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 3188
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
149 @ 4500 145 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99L NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6500 152 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.85 4.07 - 0.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford EcoSport Subaru Crosstrek
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 5.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2020 Ford Ecosport
  • 2020 EcoSport easy to find; 2019s almost gone
  • Factory cash up to $4,850 on 2019s; $2,000 on 2020s
  • Lease a 2020 from $212 for 36 months
  • APR as low as 2.9% for 36 months
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2020 Subaru Crosstrek
  • 2020 Crosstrek selection looks good
  • No factory rebate, but dealer discounting likely
  • Lease from $275 for 36 months
  • Get 3.49% APR for 72 months
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