Ford has been in the news lately with many models revised and many all-new. Most of the brand’s SUVs received various levels of upgrades recently and the new all-new Bronco is coming. The brand’s smallest SUV in the lineup enters also to a new model with a new round of upgrades but they are limited to the changes in the equipment availability and several new features. The upcoming 2021 Ford EcoSport gets also a few styling tweaks.
The next EcoSport returns with the same trim range including S, SE, SES and Titanium options. The model gets two new color options while two are discontinued. There are also two new wheel options and one deleted. The new SE Appearance package is also on offer. The next EcoSport goes also on sale with the package tray and cargo cover available now on the SE trim and above. The 6-way driver’s power seat is now standard in the two top trims.
The in-cab design remains the same and the model returns with the same engine options and the all-wheel drive available in all trims.
2021 Ford EcoSport: Design
The next 2021 Ford EcoSport enters the new model year with minor styling changes. The model returns with the same body sculpting and proportions. The brand’s signature styling elements are also the same. The model uses Ford’s familiar grille shape and headlights. The rear of the model returns also in the same form.
The exterior changes for the new model year include two new colors including Blue and Luxe Yellow. There are also two colors deleted including Canyon Ridge and Blue Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat.
The model gets also two new 17-inch wheel options with the Black-painted Aluminum and Shadow Silver Aluminum treatments. The 17-inch Machined Aluminum wheels previously standard on the SES trim are discontinued.
The next EcoSport gets also Overlander decal on the hood, side and tailgate available as an option on the SE and top Titanium trims.
Buyers will also have a chance to get a new SE Appearance package 17-inch Shadow Silver Aluminum wheels and orange interior trim accents.
The changes inside the cabin of the next EcoSport are also related to the equipment availability and a few new features.
The new 2021 Ford EcoSport comes with the 6-way power driver’s seat now standard on the SES and Titanium models. A 4-way manual driver’s seat is standard on other trims. The SE trim gets the 6-way power driver’s seat when equipped with the SE Appearance Package. This package adds also orange inserts on the instrument panel and orange stitching on the steering wheel. With this package, the model gets also unique cloth seating with orange accents.
The new model year limits also the cargo cover and package tray to the trims above the base.
As for the safety equipment, the model returns with the same availability as in the previous version. The reverse sensing system is available in the SE and above models. Two top trims come with a blind-spot system with rear cross-traffic alert.
2021 Ford EcoSport: Powertrains
The 2021 Ford EcoSport remains also the same mechanically. The model returns with the same two small engine displacements and transmission. The all-wheel drive is available in all trims.
With a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine under the hood, the EcoSport has 123 hp and 125 pound-feet of torque at disposal. This engine comes standard with the front-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission. The turbo-3 powered version should return 27mpg city, 29 highway and 28 combined with the front-wheel drive.
A more powerful 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine comes also in pair with the six-speed automatic transmission. The engine is good for 166 hp and torque of 149 pound-feet. The all-wheel drive EcoSport powered by the 2.0-liter engine should return 23 mpg city and the same 29 mpg as the smaller three-cylinder engine. The combined fuel economy is 25 mpg.
2021 Ford EcoSport: Release, Price
The 2021 Ford EcoSport should go on sale in the last quarter of the year. The entry-level version should cost $19, 995 plus destination fee. The top Titanium version will be available from $26, 265 when equipped with the three-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. The AWD EcoSport with the four-cylinder engine will be available for $27, 715.