Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim drivers often seek a smaller crossover to help make driving and parking easier. The Ford EcoSport does fit the bill, while also having plenty of space and high-tech features. Is it right for you?

To help answer that question, our team at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore Cerritos created this 2018 Ford EcoSport review. Learn more about the specifications of this impressive vehicle, then contact us for a test drive.

User-Friendly Technology

The 2018 EcoSport has plenty of high-tech options to help make your drives more entertaining and safe. It comes standard with a 6-speaker sound system and SYNC® 3 infotainment system to easily access all your media options.

Upgrade to a higher trim level, and you'll get SYNC® 3 with an 8-inch color LCD touchscreen, navigation system, and enhanced voice-recognition technology. You'll also get a 6-month all access trial to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. This gives you over 150 channels of commercial-free music plus sports, news, comedy, and more to enjoy.

To help keep you more aware when driving, the EcoSport has an available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert. The system uses radar to identify a vehicle in your blind spot and will warn you with a lit-up icon on the applicable side mirror.

The Cross-Traffic Alert feature will use radar to help detect a vehicle approaching from either side when backing out of a driveway or parking spot. If a car is approaching from up to 15 yards away, you'll be visually and audibly alerted.

Passenger & Cargo Space

Although this crossover is in the compact class, it's quite spacious, easily fitting up to five people inside. The EcoSport has 42.9 inches of front legroom, 36.7 inches of rear legroom, and 91.1 cubic feet of passenger volume.

There's more than enough cargo room, as well. Behind the rear seats, you get 20.9 cubic feet of space. Fold the 60/40 rear seat backs down, and that space expands to 50 cubic feet.

There are even more opportunities for storage space, as the vehicle has up to 30 stowing pockets, bins, and hooks. Plus, the standard Cargo Management System lets you utilize an adjustable rear load floor shelf. You can store lots of smaller items or use the load floor to keep more personal items hidden. Add the Cargo Management Package, and you'll get a cargo net and organizers to add even more objects inside the EcoSport.

Performance Specs

The Ford EcoSport comes standard with a 1.0L EcoBoost® that delivers 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. It's mated to a 6-speed SelectShift® Automatic transmission, which can also be paired with the available 2.0L Ti-VCT engine. This motor offers a bit more power, with 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque.

The vehicle comes standard in front-wheel drive but has an available Intelligent 4WD (4-wheel drive) system. The latter will automatically divide power between all four wheels to help prevent wheel slip from occurring. If that does happen, the system will send additional torque to help control the slippage. When 4WD drive isn't needed, all the power will get sent to the front wheels to improve efficiency.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford EcoSport

It's hard to deny the impressive characteristics of the Ford EcoSport. If you're wanting an up-close look at this compact crossover, simply schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore Cerritos.

We're proud to serve drivers throughout Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim, and we look forward to serving you.

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