Ford EcoSport Cars For Sale
The Ford EcoSport car for sale was introduced to South Africa in 2013. This
sub-compact SUV has been a trendsetter and consistent performer in the
South African market in the mini-utility class. Facing some serious
competition during the last couple of years with the new Honda HR-V, Mazda
CX-3, and Toyota C-HR, the used EcoSport car for sale has proven consumer loyalty by
still holding on to a significant portion of the market share.
The silhouette is a familiar one on South African roads. With the SUV
styling and design, it does offer rough surface capability. The visible
ground clearance, a sloping roofline with roof rails, 16-inch alloy wheels,
fashionable trapezoidal grille, LED daytime lights it certainly does not
hide its SUV status. Both generations available in South Africa has a
full-sized spare with a hardcover mounted on the rear-end. The 2018 model
was slightly updated with a more aerodynamic position for the antenna and
redesigned taillights and bumper.
Interior is Ford practical yet upmarket, comfortable and user-friendly with
great all-round visibility. The 2018 model has a newly designed instrument
panel with ambient while the 2013 model is a little less sophisticated and
dated, but still a leader in the mini SUV camp. Standard equipment in the
2018 is very generous and includes multiple safety features, electric
windows, and power-folding side mirrors. Up-market technology includes a
6,5-inch colour touch screen, Sync3 technology that includes a 6 speaker
audio system, Bluetooth and voice control for driver safety hands-free
phone use as well as integration with AppleCar Play and Android Auto.
Multiple USB ports are also standard.
The Ford Ecosport car for sale’s Interior is adequate with a roomy front row and a back row that can seat 2 adults comfortably. Headroom is also sufficient, despite the sloping
roofline. Storage space is ample with an adjustable boot floor and several
storage options in the cabin itself. Differences between second-hand models
available are the updated exterior look and more sophisticated technology
Performance-wise the front-wheel 1,0litre automatic is responsive, making
overtaking and cruising comfortable. The third generation 6 speed automatic
transmission is slightly more seamless than its predecessor while the
manual transmission is not as smooth is a sportier ride. The second hand
EcoSport car for sale has no difficulty in negotiating a gravel road and the ground
clearance provides extra room to maneuver.
With regards to fuel consumption, the best performance is that of the Trend
and Titanium models with around 14.9km per liter, slightly better than the
Ambiente at 14,5km per liter. For mixed-use on urban and long-distance, the
Trend can reach up to 7,6litres per 100km while the Ambiente consumed
8.2liters per 100km.