The diminutive EcoSport may have outwardly goofy styling and tiny-looking wheels, but its best characteristic is its surprisingly nimble handling on the road and around our test track. The EcoSport drives more like a sporty car than a dull SUV, with its even-keel ability to take corners quickly, and some welcome feedback through the steering wheel.
Ford’s latest SUV is positioned beneath the Escape and competes with the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, and Mazda CX-3 in the burgeoning subcompact SUV field.
Fuel economy and acceleration are neither eco nor sport. Even with the larger of the two available engines, the EcoSport gas mileage of 24 mpg overall is unimpressive for the class and it has to work hard to merge into traffic.