In a world where every second car we encounter is a compact SUV, does the ageing EcoSport still measure up favourably?

The Ford EcoSport is everywhere, and buyers fell in love with the EcoSport right from the start. It was one of the first compact SUVs to become hugely popular and many manufacturers jumped on the compact SUV bandwagon because of it, and for this very reason, it hasn’t undergone any major work except for spec updates and a few stylistic enhancements like the Black Styling Package (see below).

is the ford ecosport value for money?

Which EcoSport is best?

We have already picked our favourite model in the line-up that offers the best balance of spec and price, (Read Which model of Ford EcoSport is best, here) but with so many other compact SUVs around, is the EcoSport still top dog, from a value perspective? In his article below, Martin pits the EcoSport against the T-Cross and the Citroën C3.

In the article below, Lawrence compares the only turbodiesel EcoSport to its Renault Duster counterpart.

Infotainment in the EcoSport

Car ownership is more than just driving and aftersales, however, so in this article, we compare the infotainment system in the Hyundai Venue and T-Cross to the system in the EcoSport.

is the ford ecosport value for money?

This is the rather basic infotainment system in the base model of the EcoSport.

Maintenance of the Ford EcoSport

Maintenance costs are a major consideration when buying a car, so Ryno delves into the servicing and parts pricing for the EcoSport compared to two other rivals in this article below:

Verdict

Yes, the Ford EcoSport still offers good value, but does it offer the best of all? No, you will find many other compact SUVs from the stables of Kia, Volkswagen, Hyundai, and even Mahindra (XUV300) that offer better value, but in the end, it comes down to your love of the Ford brand as well.

Some of my personal favourites include the VW T-Cross, Suzuki Vitara and Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Peugeot 2008, and Renault Duster.

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