For many fuel economy means a compromise in performance or expensive hybrid engines that seem to burn a hole in your pocket leaving you unsatisfied with your new car. Enter the 2015 Ford EcoSport which is aimed to change that. It combines the practicality of a hatchback, the space of a midsized sedan and the road presence of a SUV. Rivals include the Nissan Juke, Chevrolet Trax, Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur and the Daihatsu Terios.
2015 Ford EcoSport: Redesign Exterior and Interior
It has been mentioned before that the interior space you get from this car can easily accommodate 5 passengers. It will be available in three trim levels like its predecessor: Ambiente, Trend as well as Titanium. This 2015 Ford EcoSport cabin is made from premium materials and feels comfortable while in a long drive. It gets new sport seats and the steering wheel is wrapped in fine leather. It also comes with electric power steering. On the dash you get a touch screen display for controlling media and other settings like climate control. It comes with Ford’s infotainment system.
Coming to its exterior, you will find a chrome finished grill sitting between a brand new set of automatic LED headlamps and new fog lights. Also there is now a roof rack with storage for a spare tire at the back. With 5 doors and a curb weight of around 2579-2800 pounds (1170-1270 kilos) and the car rests on 15 or 16 inch alloy wheels. It gets 99.3 inches of large wheelbase, with its total length being 157.9-167.5 inches and a width of 69.5 inches and a height of 65.3 inches. In addition to that, overall appearance of this vehicle is certainly enough to make you excited.
2015 Ford EcoSport: Engine and Fuel Economy
The EcoBoost engine is what makes this car so special. Engines equipped with EcoBoost technology are designed to deliver power and torque consistent with those of larger engine displacement and naturally aspirated engines while achieving 20% better fuel efficiency and 15% reduced CO2 emissions. It has front wheel drive and combined with either a 5 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic transmission, comes in two variants:
- 1.0 LITER inline 3 cylinder EcoBoost engine that churns out 118 HP of power and 126 lbs. feet of torque that will take this car from 0-62 mph under 11.6 seconds.
- 2.0 LITER 4 cylinder engine that produces 112 HP of max power and a peak torque of 105 lbs. feet which shoots it from 0-62 mph in 13.4 seconds.
Its fuel economy is probably why you’ll be buying the 2015 Ford EcoSport. This car impresses us in this department and you may expect around 41 mpg from the 1.0 LITER engine variant and 36 mpg from the 2.0 LITER variant.
2015 Ford EcoSport: Release Date and Price
This 2015 Ford EcoSport is the second generation of its category, with the first being launched in 2003. It will be available for a price of around $ 21 000-$ 28 000. Release dates have not been decided yet but it is very likely that this 2015 year model will be available very soon.