Used Ford EcoSport cars for sale

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Used Ford EcoSport pros and cons

+ Tall, chunky looks

+ Intuitive infotainment system

+ Agile around town

- Boot is small and not very practical

- Uncomfortable at lower speeds

- Jerky automatic gearbox

Is a used Ford EcoSport a good car?

The Ford EcoSport has long had a reputation for being a distinctly average car, despite being based on the excellent Ford Fiesta. When it was first introduced in 2014, it had a cheap interior, poor technology and a disappointing driving experience. It’s tough to recommend these cars over the likes of the Nissan Juke.

Revisions in 2017 improved things somewhat, with a redesigned exterior, improved interior, a new diesel engine and a four-wheel drive option. Even so, it still lags behind most rivals, with more appealing options even within the Ford range, such as the Ford Fiesta Active and Ford Puma.

The Ford EcoSport isn’t a total write off, though – it’s just up against very capable rivals. It has characterful, chunky 4x4-ish styling, and while the interior is pretty dull to look at, there are soft-touch materials that feel more upmarket than you’d find in a Hyundai Kona.

Other plus sides include an intuitive infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Practicality isn’t great though, with tall passengers feeling cramped in the back seats and the 356-litre boot being pretty average for the class. Worse still is the side-hinged boot door that’s impossible to open if you’re parked close to a wall.

Being based on the Fiesta does at least mean the EcoSport is pretty nimble and occasionally fun to drive, so could be worth a punt if this sounds more appealing than the extra comfort found in alternatives like the Citroen C3 Aircross.

What to look for when buying a second hand Ford EcoSport

Before 2017, the EcoSport had a five-speed manual transmission, but this was swapped for a six-speed. These models are better for long distance driving, where they will be a bit quieter and better on fuel in top gear.

If you’re looking for an automatic transmission, those fitted to EcoBoost engines are more durable. Those that aren’t are liable to wear out the clutch over time, so could be worth avoiding. Otherwise watch out for laboured gear changes or revs spiking between shifts while on a test drive, which could be signs of wear.

Interior quality was poor, particularly on earlier versions, so make sure you have a poke and prod around the cabin to check everything is still in place and there are no scrapes or ill-fitting trim pieces to be found.

Finally, a common complaint about the EcoBoost engines is that, in real world driving, they’re a long way off their claimed economy figures, even accounting for the fact these are usually optimistic anyway. If test driving one, look at the on-board trip computer’s economy readings and ask the owner how they have found it.

Ford EcoSport FAQs

The 1.5-litre diesel engine is the most economical engine, with official figures of 58mpg. However, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine will likely be better in mixed driving, and has official figures of 47mpg. Automatic models are less economical than manuals.

The Ford EcoSport has proved a reliable car, according to various owner surveys. Ford doesn’t have the best reputation for reliability as a whole, though it’s repair costs are typically below average.

The Ford EcoSport came with an automatic transmission until 2019, when it was dropped. These models are less economical than manuals, and are known for being quite hesitant to shift gears, so are less desirable.

Yes, the Ford EcoSport has come with Apple CarPlay as standard since 2017. Earlier cars using the Sync 3 infotainment system can update to include it.

The Ford EcoSport is 4,096mm long, 1,765mm wide and 1,653mm high.

A 4x4 option was added to the EcoSport range in 2017.

No, the Ford EcoSport has only been offered with petrol and diesel engines.

The Ford Ecosport starts in group eight for the 1.5-litre diesel Zetec models and increases to 15 for 1.0-litre EcoBoost ST-Line versions.

The Ford Ecosport has been made in Craiova, Romania since 2017, having been built in India before that.

Titanium S is the middle trim and offers a good compromise between kit, price and insurance groups. The diesel is widely considered the best engine but with high diesel prices it’s tough to recommend. However, EcoBoost engines might have worse fuel economy than you expect, so take some time to consider which will work best for your personal driving habits.

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