2021 Ford Ecosport vs. Its Competition

2021 Ford Ecosport
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Shoppers interested in the Ecosport should take a long look at the Escape across the showroom first.

It’s more spacious, more efficient, better equipped, for not much more money.

The Honda HR-V is a small-car staple with good room and low price.

The Hyundai Venue oozes style, but it’s not available with all-wheel drive.

The Jeep Renegade steers hard in the other direction—it’s forte is off-roading—but it gets pricey in top trims.

The Chevy Trailblazer is new and is a half-step ahead of the Ecosport in every way.

2021 Ford Ecosport2021 Ford Ecosport
#15 in Small SUVs
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazerGet Your Price2021 Ford Escape2021 Ford Escape2021 Honda HR-V2021 Honda HR-V
2021 Hyundai Venue2021 Hyundai VenueGet Your Price2021 Jeep Renegade2021 Jeep Renegade
Quick Specs
3.5
The 2021 Ford Ecosport small crossover forsakes its name and doesn’t offer much by way of driving excitement or efficiency.
5.6
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is a stylish but underpowered subcompact crossover.
7.0
The 2021 Ford Escape is the softer side of the Blue Oval’s small crossover 1-2 combo.
5.2
The 2021 Honda HR-V leans into hatchback practicality, but its fuel economy and standard safety gear lag.
6.3
The 2021 Hyundai Venue courts bargain shoppers with department-store space and quality.
5.7
The 2021 Jeep Renegade is the small off-road SUV that doesn’t know how to quit.
MSRP From     
$19,995$19,000N/A$21,020$18,750$22,850
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Gas I3Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Station WagonMid-Size CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
S FWDFWD 4-Door LS AWDLX 2WD CVTSE IVTSport FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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