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Face-Off: Ford's EcoSport vs. Nissan Rogue Sport, and More

CR analyzed options for shoppers, including a competitor, an upgrade, and a used luxury choice

2018 Ford EcoSport driving

Ford is the latest automaker to enter the growing subcompact-SUV segment with its all-new EcoSport. It’s a fast-growing segment, and one that Ford is frankly a little late in joining.

Anyway you slice it, the EcoSport SES is the most expensive subcompact SUV we’ve tested. In contrast, the $22,045 all-wheel-drive Honda HR-V is the least expensive.

Here, we compare and contrast the Ford and three competitors that can be purchased for the same amount or less. They include the Nissan Rogue Sport (a new subcompact SUV that competes directly with the EcoSport), the Ford Escape (a larger compact SUV), and a used 2015 BMW X3 (a larger, more luxurious vehicle).

We’ve looked at these models to help you spend you car dollar wisely, and there are several ways you can go, including buying a used luxury SUV. Read on for the details (our data and impressions come from CR testing). Each one has its pluses and minuses, so the choice is yours: See which one best fits your needs and budget.

2018 Ford EcoSport