Probably one of the major selling points of the 2019 Ford EcoSportis its cabin quality, even in its mid-level trim, which uses relatively high-grade materials that exude class. A bit of a stretch to use the word ‘class’ to describe an econo car but if you’ll compare the EcoSport to other crossovers in its class, you’ll understand what I mean.
It’s all well and good for the EcoSport’s interior, save maybe for the rear. Here’s a closer look.
What you will like: High-grade materials used, textured polyurethane, easy-to-use controls, and huge cubbyholes, cupholder, and door pockets.
Going down a notch in the trim level didn’t hurt the EcoSport’s interior quality too much. In fact, the 1.5 Trend variantis ready to go head to head against any subcompact crossover range-topper at this price point. Sure, polyurethane and plastics are the choices of materials but they’re not cheap-looking. Again, consider the price point and you’ll know what I mean.
Even better, the above-average interior quality is partnered with spacious front cabin, supplemented by big cubbyholes, cupholders, and door pockets – perfect for any road trips.
What you won’t like: Elevated seating position, limited rear legroom, zero toys at the back
Be that as it may, the facelifted EcoSport carries over the limited rear legroom from its predecessor. People taller than me (I stand at 5’6”) will have issues here, although, comfort isn’t really an issue because of the soft seats and high headroom. There isn't anything you can fiddle with at the back, though, except for the oddly-placed central lock buttons behind the center console.
As for the driver, some people might notice that the EcoSport’s seat height is a bit higher than usual. If that works or not is entirely up to you.
Cargo Space: Limited but flexible
Cargo volume with seats up: Not listed
Cargo volume with backrests folded: 1,178 Liters
Same story for the cargo space – the refreshed model inherits the small trunk area, barely able to fit a standard-sized child stroller. What’s good about it, though, is that you can fold the seats (almost) flat to the floor to maximize the cargo space.
While the swinging tailgate isn’t so much of a can as it opens really wide, Ford could have added a stopper on it since the door’s really heavy. You have to be careful in opening it especially when you’re parked with the rear against a wall.