The 2018 Ford EcoSport is fun to drive but you shouldn’t buy one

The subcompact crossover space is still growing and developing. I haven’t tested any all-star in the class. In my Mazda CX-3 review, I recommended simply opting for the company’s compact hatch that offered more value and technology without any real compromises.

And that’s how I feel about the Ford, too. If you’re completely sold on the benefits of the EcoSport, you can get a Focus before it goes away. If you’re dead-set on an SUV, $28,235 will get you into a decently-optioned compact crossover like the Toyota Rav4 or Honda CR-V. You could opt for a cheaper EcoSport, but removing the tech and stepping down in power will only make it less desirable. As a result, I don’t recommend it.

Rating:

Interior: 3 stars

Exterior: 2.5 stars

Driving Experience: 3.5 stars

Value: 1.5 stars

Overall: 2.5 stars

Price as configured: $28,235

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