How Does the Ford EcoSport Compare to its Subcompact Competitors?

The market for subcompact SUVs has been heating up in recent years, and it's not hard to understand why. People like SUVs. They like the better standard of space and ability they provide.

One thing they don't like, however, is their size. Bigger SUVs can be harder to handle and need more fuel than smaller cars. That's where subcompact SUVs like the Ford EcoSport come in.

A smaller vehicle that shrinks the SUV experience down to a more convenient size, the EcoSport delivers a solid standard of features and ability that costs less than many of its larger siblings.


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The EcoSport isn't without competition, however. Other automakers offer their own subcompact models. The big question for drivers in Moapa and North Las Vegas, is are they better than the EcoSport?

The Ford EcoSport

Designed to deliver a more affordable SUV experience, the EcoSport provides competitively priced options that deliver everything from efficient engine options to solid technology options. If you're looking for a smaller budget-friendly model that can do more than your average sedan, the EcoSport might be just what you're looking for.

Performance: 1.0-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder (123 horsepower, 125 pounds-feet of torque, 27/29 miles per gallon), 2.0-liter inline-4 (166 horsepower, 149 pounds-feet of torque, 23/29 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Sync 3 Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Keyless Entry, Push-Button Start, Built-In Navigation, Built-In Wi-Fi, Leather Upholstery, Blind-Spot Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking


The Hyundai Kona

A relative newcomer to the subcompact market, the Hyundai Kona is a stylish SUV with a number of available features, a comfortable interior, and efficient powertrains.

Performance: 2.0-liter inline-4 (147 horsepower, 132 pounds-feet of torque, 27/33 miles per gallon), 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 (175 horsepower, 195 pounds-feet of torque, 28/32 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Push-Button Start, Automatic Climate Control, Leather Seating, Built-In Navigation, Automatic High Beams, Active Cruise Control, Blind Spot Information, Rear Cross Traffic Alert

The Buick Encore

A robust compact SUV, the Encore is Buick's smallest SUV. Packing a lot of value into its small design, the Encore provides a vehicle package rife with luxury touches.

Performance: 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 (138 horsepower, 148 pounds-feet of torque, 27/33 miles per gallon), 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 (153 horsepower, 177 pounds-feet of torque, 25/33 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Push-Button Start, Built-In Wi-Fi, Heated Seating, Built-In Navigation, Active-Noise Cancellation, Forward Collision Alert, Lane-Departure Warning, Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert


The Mazda CX-3

A small SUV well-known for its agile performance, the Mazda CX-3 delivers a sleek sense of style combined with a modern suite of technology and safety features.

Performance: 2.0-liter inline-4 (148 horsepower, 146 pounds-feet of torque, 29/34 miles per gallon

Which SUV is Right for Your Life?

While drivers won't have trouble finding a small SUV if they want one, there are some distinct advantages to driving home in the EcoSport. The most obvious is its price. A basic EcoSport can cost under $20,000. You'll be hard-pressed to find better among many of its competitors. Drivers hoping to get more than what the standard EcoSport brings to the table will likewise enjoy the additional options offered by its higher level trims.

Would you like to know more about everything the new Ford EcoSport has to offer? Get in with the sales team at Team Ford Lincoln in Las Vegas, NV. We'd love the chance to show you everything our inventory of new Ford models has available.