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.

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Quick Specs
The 2021 Ford Ecosport small crossover forsakes its name and doesn’t offer much by way of driving excitement or efficiency.
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer is a stylish but underpowered subcompact crossover.
The 2021 Ford Escape is the softer side of the Blue Oval’s small crossover 1-2 combo.
The 2021 Honda HR-V leans into hatchback practicality, but its fuel economy and standard safety gear lag.
The 2021 Hyundai Venue courts bargain shoppers with department-store space and quality.
The 2021 Jeep Renegade is the small off-road SUV that doesn’t know how to quit.
MSRP From     
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
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Gas I3Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsMidsize CarsSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
S FWDFWD 4-Door LS FWDLX 2WD CVTSE IVTJeepster FWD *Ltd Avail*
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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