The used Ford EcoSport is sporty, comfortable, and efficient, making it a great choice for drivers of walks of life, from commuters to restless weekend warriors. The EcoSport hasn’t been around too long, so you can expect to find modern comforts and conveniences in every model. But features do vary according to trim model and model year, so our used Ford EcoSport buying guide to help you choose the EcoSport that’s right for you!
First Generation: 2018-Current Model Year
Brand new, the subcompact EcoSport crossover comes at a great price. As a used model, it’s an even thriftier option. And the EcoSport only dates back to the 2018 model year, so you’re likely to find a used model with low mileage and in great condition. Used shoppers can choose from four trim models: the entry-level S, mid-level SE, sporty SES, and upscale Titanium.
And there’s more good news, because the used Ford EcoSport delivers a thrifty performance, roomy comfort, and modern infotainment gear. Inside, the cabin is both spacious and quiet, perfect for exploring the open highway for hours on end.
You’ll also love the way the EcoSport handles, with sharp steering and confidence-inspiring brakes. All-wheel drive is an option on every trim level, so you should be able to find an all-wheel-drive EcoSport at your local dealership. This traction-boosting performance technology helps you stick corners and cruise sandy trails without any issues.
The tech features are user-friendly as well. After a short introduction, you’ll be able to use the Sync 3 infotainment system, even if this is your first time using in-car infotainment. Sync 3 is standard on all but the base S, so it should be easy to find on the used lot. The system also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, smartphone integration that displays apps such as maps, music, and podcasts on the 8-inch central touch screen.
This subcompact crossover comes with all the usual safety gear, including traction and stability control and a barrage of airbags. Every EcoSport includes a rearview camera, which provides an impressive view of what’s behind you as you back out of your driveway. Used models may include a blind-spot monitor, which was optional for the SE and standard on the SES and Titanium models.
Here’s a look at how the EcoSport was updated from model year to model year:
- 2021: EcoSport SES and Titanium models get a new six-way power driver’s seat. For the SE and up, a cargo cover and package tray are now standard.
- 2020: A 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot becomes standard on every EcoSport trim model. With a data subscription, you can enjoy a strong internet connection wherever you roam. The SE now comes standard with an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment interface.
- 2019: Sync Connect technology is replaced by the new FordPass Connect system. Use this new technology to access real-time traffic data via the Wi-Fi hotspot. The top-tier SES now offers a Black Appearance package, which dresses the EcoSport up with a black-painted roof and hood decal.