2020 Ford Ecosport vs. Its Competition

2020 Ford Ecosport
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Chevrolet Trax competes with the Ecosport and outpaces it in nearly every way, but that’s not saying much: it’s dull and sluggish, but has a more modern design and technology.

Honda’s HR-V is pleasant enough to drive and represents better value than the Ford.

The Hyundai Kona is the best of this bunch, with distinctive styling, great features, and standout value, not to mention an electric version.

Jeep’s Renegade wins the personality and off-road ability battle with its Trailhawk model.

Mazda’s CX-3 is the sharpest to look at and great to drive but has a small back seat and puny cargo space.

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Quick Specs
3.7
The 2020 Ford Ecosport is not particularly good value, not particularly efficient, and not particularly good.
5.3
The 2019 Honda HR-V makes a perfect in-town companion with its spacious, flexible interior and good ride quality.
6.2
The 2019 Hyundai Kona takes less of your money for more of its space; it’s a compact crossover SUV that shares our priorities, if not our sensibilities.
4.8
The 2019 Jeep Renegade’s new engine should help this likable crossover SUV use less fuel.
5.8
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 fails to launch in the crossover-SUV space race.
MSRP From     
$20,485N/A$20,520$19,990$22,025$20,390
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
S FWDAWD 4-Door LSLX 2WD CVTSE Automatic AWDSport FWDSport FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Ford Ecosport vs. 2020 Chevrolet Trax2020 Ford Ecosport vs. 2019 Honda HR-V2020 Ford Ecosport vs. 2019 Hyundai Kona2020 Ford Ecosport vs. 2019 Jeep Renegade2020 Ford Ecosport vs. 2019 Mazda CX-3