2021 Ford EcoSport - Now in Regina
The variety of vehicles available in the SUV format continues to expand, with models now covering a wide range of sizes and power ratings. The EcoSport from Ford is one of the smallest subcompact SUVs yet released, and it fills a gap that many other SUV makers ignore: small city-friendly vehicles with a strong emphasis on economy and maneuverability rather than off-road ability or extreme power under the hood. The latest 2021 Ford EcoSport is now available for sale at our Regina dealership, and here are just some of the reasons to try out this uniquely attractive vehicle.
Built for the City
The EcoSport takes the high-riding, confident SUV format and packs it into a tiny frame that's closer in looks to a hatchback than the typical large family carrier. If your daily driving involves plenty of heavy traffic in busy city streets, the EcoSport's deft handling and ability to dart in and out of tight spaces will be a breath of fresh air. But when you need to step up the pace, it's also a capable performer for longer distance highway driving.
Options Under the Hood
The base level of the 2021 Ford EcoSport provides an engine fully suited to city driving. The 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo puts out a highly creditable 123 horsepower and 125lb-ft of torque, passed to front-wheel drive via a six-speed automatic transmission. This entry level configuration gives a punchy and responsive drive in stop-start urban traffic. But if you're looking for a little more raw power for longer journeys, the 2.0L naturally aspirated I-4 engine bumps the output up to 166 hp and 149lb-ft, an ample amount for such a small vehicle. What's more, this more powerful option is supplied married to all-wheel drive as standard, making the EcoSport an option on difficult terrains as well as city streets.
One of the main potential benefits of driving such a small car is frugal fuel economy, and the EcoSport doesn't disappoint in this area, with ratings as low as 8.7L / 100km in the city and 8.1L / 100km on the highway.
Advanced Infotainment Options
The EcoSport is available with an amount of advanced interior technology more often seen in larger, higher-priced SUVs. Above the entry level, an 8" infotainment touchscreen runs the Ford Sync 3 software which has won wide praise for its powerful features and user-friendly operation. Smartphone integration is handled by Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard, while navigation is an available option.
For a small SUV, the EcoSport boasts a healthy selection of available active safety and driver assist systems. Key options include blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, parking sensors, and a rear backup camera.
Test Drive the 2021 Ford EcoSport in Regina
If you need a tiny subcompact SUV that's perfectly at home in the busiest of cities, the EcoSport needs to be on your viewing list. Book a test drive from our Regina dealership and see for yourself why the EcoSport has carved out its own niche in the busy SUV market.