2021 Ford EcoSport Review

2021 Ford EcoSport

The 2021 Ford EcoSport is a well-equipped subcompact SUV that boasts a strong engine, a comfortable ride quality, and a spacious interior with tons of technology and convenience features.

Drivers in New Castle, Newark, and Wilmington, Delaware, can learn all about the EcoSport with this 2021 Ford EcoSport review from the team at Sheridan Ford.

EcoSport Engine and Performance

The EcoSport comes with a 123-horsepower turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine standard, which mates to a slick-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission.

If you want more power, you can upgrade to an available 166-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with rapid acceleration. When properly equipped, the EcoSport can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

Check out the breakdown of these engines:




Maximum Towing Capacity

1.0L EcoBoost®

123 HP

125 lb-ft

1,400 pounds

2.0L I-4

166 HP

149 lb-ft

2,000 pounds

Regardless of the engine you choose, the EcoSport is highly maneuverable and easy to drive around busy city streets or in crowded parking lots.

Passengers will enjoy a comfortable ride since the EcoSport doesn’t get hung up on potholes or broken pavement. Front-wheel drive is standard for both engines, but 4-wheel drive is available with the 4-cylinder engine for better traction in inclement weather. Additional powertrain features that will help keep your SUV stable and reliable include:

Ford EcoSport Performance Specs

  • Torque Vectoring Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™

On the highest trim, the SES, your Ford will be equipped with a standard sport-tuned suspension to enhance vehicle control and handling.

The EcoSport’s performance is rounded out by its efficiency. When equipped with 4-wheel drive, the 1.0-liter engine will yield an EPA-estimated 27 city/29 highway MPG. With the 2.0L engine, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 23 city/29 highway MPG.

EcoSport Interior

The EcoSport has seating for up to five people in two rows of supportive, well-bolstered seats. Adult passengers have plenty of headroom and legroom to stretch out and relax on long trips, and the padded seats offer long-distance comfort. Take a look at the interior dimensions below:




39.6 inches

37.5 inches


42.9 inches

36.7 inches

Shoulder Room

53.3 inches

51.3 inches

Hip Room

51.6 inches

50.9 inches

With these dimensions, even tall drivers will feel comfortable sitting in this compact SUV.

Boasting one of the largest cargo holds in its class, the EcoSport offers 20.9 cubic feet of space behind the rear seat, which expands to 50 cubic feet with the seats folded flat. To enjoy more convenient loading and unloading, the EcoSport has a cargo door that opens to the side.

On top of all this room, there are several upgrades available for the EcoSport interior, including:

  • Push-button start
  • Intelligent Access keyless entry
  • A power moonroof with sunshade
  • Color-changing ambient lighting
  • Electronic automatic temperature control

On the two highest trims, you’ll get stain-resistant, durable, and attractive ActiveXTM, heated front bucket seats. Not only are they supple and comfortable, but they’ll help keep you both secure and cozy. The available driver’s footrest and heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel will also add a luxurious touch to this peppy SUV.

Ford EcoSport Interior Dimensions Ford EcoSport Cargo

EcoSport Safety and Technology

The 2021 EcoSport includes MyKey® as a standard safety feature that allows you to set speed and audio volume limits for young and inexperienced drivers. You’ll also have the peace of mind that, even if the unexpected happens, the vast supply of safety features around the EcoSport will help protect your child. They include:

  • Dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags
  • Safety Canopy® System side-curtain airbags
  • Driver’s and front passenger knee airbag
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

The standard Emergency Brake Assist System kicks in when you brake heavily and adds extra force to stop the vehicle faster, helping either mitigate or reduce the severity of a collision.

On higher trims, other safety features are available, such as:

  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • Fog lights
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Reverse Sensing System

You can also add BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, a feature that warns you about vehicles in your blind spots when you’re changing lanes or backing up.

Ford EcoSport Technology Features

All EcoSport models come with the SYNC® infotainment system. The base model has a 4.2-inch display screen, while all other models get an 8-inch touch screen with SYNC® 3 infotainment. The system is renowned for its highly intuitive functionality and responsive touchscreen inputs with physical knobs for common functions.

Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone compatibility is included with SYNC® 3, so you can sync your phone to the car’s onboard system to play music or audiobooks. A 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot also comes standard with the capability to connect up to 10 devices. On higher trims, you can add an available Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System to your SYNC® 3 system as well as satellite radio and a 10-speaker premium sound system.

EcoSport Available Packages

Each EcoSport trim comes standard with the Cargo Management Package to better organize your belongings. Starting on the SE trim, this package includes a shelf behind the rear seats to help organize your belongings as well as keep them hidden.

Exclusively on the SE trim, you can add the SE Convenience Package that includes features like:

  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Ambient lighting
  • SYNC® 3 with Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System

The SE Appearance Package is also an option for drivers who want to add some flair to their EcoSport with:

  • Orange instrument panel appliques
  • Orange copper accents on cloth seats
  • A leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 6-way power driver’s seat
  • Optional Overlander decals

Finally, the SES trim comes standard with the SES Black Appearance Package. This package adds black accents around the exterior of this trim, including the headlamp and fog lamp bezels. The dark accents give your EcoSport a more rugged, moody appearance.

Test Drive the 2021 Ford EcoSport

Combining high-tech features, advanced safety systems, and a comfortable interior with powerful performance, the EcoSport is a great option for a subcompact SUV.

Drivers in New Castle, Newark, and Wilmington, DE, can discover the full line of 2021 Ford EcoSport models when they visit Sheridan Ford. Give us a call or stop by our dealership to schedule your test drive!

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