2018 Ford Ecosport vs. Its Competition

2018 Ford Ecosport
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Chevrolet Trax was one of the first small crossovers to hit the market; at the time, we questioned Chevy's decision, but buyers have responded favorably to its small dimensions and reasonable pricetag.

The Mazda CX-3 delivers some enthusiast-oriented passion to the segment and remains the driver's choice.

Jeep and Fiat offer different takes on what's actually the same vehicle underneath; the Renegade is a formidable off-roader with chunky styling, while the 500X is full of character.

Honda's HR-V is the segment's space-leader thanks to its efficient interior—but it also happens to drive quite well.

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2018 Honda HR-V2018 Honda HR-V
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Quick Specs
The 2018 Ford EcoSport offers up cabin space and a low base price, but other Ford SUVs present a better value.
The 2018 Chevrolet Trax, Chevy’s smallest utility vehicle, is straightforward: it’s plain on the outside but practical inside, not particularly fast but adequately fuel-efficient.
The 2018 Honda HR-V blends great rear-seat flexibility and gas mileage, but it’s slow.
The 2018 Jeep Renegade mounts a spirited defense of its brand bona fides, but delivers a less convincing impression of a great economy car.
The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is an attractive small crossover pick thanks to its good looks. We’d ask for more room, but fear that would spoil the CX-3’s low price.
The 2018 Fiat 500X comes with more built-in personality than most other small SUVs, though it’s an urban warrior rather than an off-roader.
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Gas Mileage     
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Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
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Small SUV 2WDSpecial PurposeSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDCompact CarsSmall SUV 2WD
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S FWDFWD 4-Door LSLX 2WD ManualSport FWD *Ltd Avail*Sport FWDBlue Sky Edition FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors     
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Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
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Detailed Spec Comparison
 2018 Ford Ecosport vs. 2018 Chevrolet Trax2018 Ford Ecosport vs. 2018 Honda HR-V2018 Ford Ecosport vs. 2018 Jeep Renegade2018 Ford Ecosport vs. 2018 Mazda CX-32018 Ford Ecosport vs. 2018 FIAT 500X