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Not really a “sport”, but how

Not really a “sport”, but how

The Ford EcoSport has been a bit of an odd duck in the compact SUV segment. The car originated in Brazil and had a spare wheel on the tailgate in the first years after its introduction. Its name was also cool, a combination of two terms you wouldn’t necessarily expect on an all-terrain vehicle. We already knew that the “Sport” in EcoSport does not refer to driving characteristics, but what about “Eco”? AutoWeek Consumption Monitor provides an answer.

The Ford EcoSport has been available since 2015 and quietly disappeared from the scene at the end of 2022. A number of facelifts were intended to make the model more suitable for European tastes, but in the Netherlands success remained limited to just over 9,000 sales. As for engines, you can choose a 1.0 three-cylinder EcoBoost with 100 or 125 hp, a 1.5 TI-VCT four-cylinder or a 1.5 TDCi diesel.

Ford EcoSport 1.0 EcoBoost consumption: 125 hp

In the AutoWeek consumption monitor we only find consumption values ​​for the 1.0 EcoBoost with 125 hp. The nine values ​​do not provide a very representative result, but they provide a good indication. It’s also a difference that most drivers have tracked their consumption over a longer period, as we like to see.

The average consumption achieved by EcoSport EcoBoost drivers is 1 in 14.7 (6.8 l/100 km). The best value is 1 in 16.8 (5.9 l/100 km) for 10,851 and a half kilometers per year, with the driver indicating that he or she is driving economically conscious. The worst rate is 1 in 13.2 (7.6 l/100 km) over a distance of more than 37,000 km, which the driver collected in about three years.

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Conclusion? This Ford EcoSport is not exactly ‘sporty’ nor is it overtly ‘eco’ either. For example, my Opel Crossland and Peugeot 2008 squeeze more kilometers out of a liter of petrol. However, the EcoSport is much more economical than the Renault Captur with a 120 hp four-cylinder engine.