Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be concerned about a stiff ride, although SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be an excellent bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide selection of options, to help you pick and choose those are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs may be most of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Ford EcoSport Second. Coming off a redesign just last year, the Ford EcoSport Second is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for some time, you may get the Ford EcoSport Second with a four-cylinder engine or a more powerful V6, or you can get the miserly Ford EcoSport Second Hybrid. On the highway, the Ford EcoSport Second is comfortable and compliant. Ford EcoSport Second also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Ford EcoSport Second with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the Ford EcoSport Second provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you go with one of the upper trim levels. There are many of options to pick from across the way.
The Ford EcoSport Second is really as competent while they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely simple to drive. If you’re looking for something with a little more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the Ford EcoSport Second might you should be the sedan for you.
The Ford EcoSport Second is the base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Ford EcoSport Second Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features located on the upper trim levels can be included with the low trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL audio system combined with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Ford EcoSport Second stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is easy to fold down to match longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to produce many people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but includes a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The Ford EcoSport Second has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so that the front seat do not need to be scooted completely forward.