The Ford Fiesta-based EcoSport jumps into the subcompact crossover market, featuring a tall stance and a side-hinged rear hatch door.
It offers a either a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder and 2.0-liter four-cylinder.
The 2.0-liter engine comes with standard all-wheel drive.
Even with the larger of the two engines, the EcoSport is slow and at 24 mpg overall, fuel economy isn't stellar.
Handling, however, is very nimble but the ride is stiff and the cabin is loud.
Controls are easy to master, including Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility are standard).
Blind-spot warning with cross-traffic warning is offered on higher trims, but neither forward-collision warning nor automatic emergency braking are available.