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Brand New 21 Plate Ford Ecosport 1.0 EcoBoost 125 Active 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control with Intelligent speed assistEasy fuel capless refuelling system
Ford SYNC 3 nav system with DAB radio,8" screen, emergency assistance,Apple car play/Android auto, 2x USB, 6 speakers, Ford pass connectPAS
Rear parking sensors and rear view cameraTraffic sign recognition
Trip computer 

Entertainment

Steering wheel mounted audio controls 

Exterior Features

'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jetsAgate black contrast roof and door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic front wipers
Automatic headlightsBlack body styling kit - Black headlamp bezel, wheel mouldings, front grille bars and surround in black, lower bodyside styling
Black roof railsBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front door threshold platesFront fog lights
Headlight levelling controlPower front and rear windows
Privacy glassPuddle lights
Rear wiperSport halogen tail lamps

Interior Features

12V socket in front and rear60/40 split rear seats
Ambient lightingCentre console with sliding front armrest
Cooled gloveboxCourtesy lights with map reading light
Driver seat height/lumbar adjustDriver's side glovebox
Driver/passenger sunvisors and lidded vanity mirrorsEATC - Electronic Auto Temperature control
Folding grab handlesFront head restraints
Front seat back map pocketsIlluminated glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartmentIsofix system on outer rear seats
Leather gearknob and handbrake leverLuggage compartment carpet
Overhead console with sunglasses holderPremium front and rear floor mats
Premium sensico trimmed steering wheelRake adjustable rear seats
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear headrests
Sensico partial premium leather upholsteryStorage drawers under front seats
Tie down hooksVariable boot floor

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Autonomous emergency brakingChild locks on rear doors
Curtain airbagsDriver airbag
Drivers knee airbagElectronic Stability Programme with hill launch assist
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront side airbags
MyKey systemPassenger airbag
Pre collision assist systemSeatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

ImmobiliserRemote central locking
Thatcham 1 volume sensing alarm 

Wheels

17" 5 spoke Y design dark inserts alloy wheelsLow rolling resistance tyres
Tyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb137
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max137WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min136

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)71.9Cylinders - Stroke (mm)82
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max47.1WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min47.9

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power125
Coin DescriptionEcoBoost 125Coin SeriesActive
Generation Mark2Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage25000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120
Timing Belt Interval Mileage150000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11Engine Power - BHP125
Engine Power - KW92Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT125
Engine Torque - MKG17.3Engine Torque - NM170
Engine Torque - RPM4100Top Speed111

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/50 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/50 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1653Height (including roof rails)1713
Length4096Wheelbase2519
Width1765Width (including mirrors)2057

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)52Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1238
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)356Max. Roof Load40
Max. Towing Weight - Braked900Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Ford EcoSport Active

The Ford EcoSport gets a last throw of the dice in this lifestyle-orientated 'Active' form. Jonathan Crouch checks it out

Ten Second Review

With the success of Ford's latest compact SUV, the Puma, you might have assumed that Ford's previous contender in this segment, the EcoSport, would be put out to pasture. Not a bit of it. The brand continues to sell this car - and has widened the range with this lifestyle-orientated 'Active' variant.

Background

Ford didn't rush into bringing us a supermini-based Crossover model. Indeed, the market was awash with the things by the time the brand brought us its own take in this genre, the Fiesta-based EcoSport, in the Spring of 2014. Since then, it's sold quite well, but never as well as the Blue Oval brand would have liked, despite a far-reaching update in early 2018 that changed over 2,360 parts. Today, the company's emphasis is on the similarly sized Puma model in this segment, but before the EcoSport finally departs, we've been given this trendy 'Active'-spec version. Is it worth a look?

Driving Experience

The EcoSport Active only comes in front-driven form with the core engine used in this model range, Ford's innovative 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit. It makes 0-62mph in 12.7s on the way to 112mph. The news that an EcoSport is based on a Ford Fiesta should certainly set you off in a positive frame of mind when it comes to the drive on offer. The issue though, is one of exactly what would happen to a Fiesta if you gave it a relatively lofty 190mm ride height, 136kgs of extra weight and a chunky high-riding body. After all, even Ford's chassis engineers aren't miracle workers, something which is fairly evident from the driving experience served up by this car. To be fair, the Blue Oval brand has much improved it, tweaking the springs, dampers and steering of this revised model in order to make it better suit European roads. And there have been some wins as part of that process. The consistent and well-weighted steering for example, is way better than before. Plus the brakes are impressive, the shift change of the 6-speed manual gearbox is slick and highway cruising is pretty refined. Ultimately though, what could be achieved here was rather limited by the high, boxy shape, a big contributing factor to the way the car feels uncomfortable with fast cornering or sudden directional changes at speed. It also rides quite stiffly on its firm suspension. Still, it's nothing you couldn't live with and most likely buyers won't want to drive on their door handles anyway.

Design and Build

You'll spot this 'Active' version of the EcoSport by its 17-inch Y-design dark-inset alloy wheels, black painted roof and rear privacy glass. Or perhaps by its black body kit, which sees that colour applied to the headlamp bezels, the wheel mouldings, the front grille bars and the lower body side claddings. You also get Sport halogen tail lamps. As usual on an EcoSport, the almost Aston Martin-style front grille looks good, the glasshouse is elegant, the headlights and wheel arch treatment is very deft and the stance of the car is better than it has any right to be. Inside, there's partial Sensico upholstery with leather inserts and blue stitching, but otherwise, the interior is like any other plushly-specified EcoSport. That means you get an 8-inch SYNC centre-dash infotainment screen which features navigation, 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smart-phone mirroring. The rear seat of an EcoSport is a surprisingly pleasant place to be thanks not only to the high, airy roofline but also to the fact that the rear seats are set slightly above those in the front for a better view out. At the back, that side-hinged tailgate still accesses a load space that Ford reckons is big enough to swallow a 560-litre washing machine - once the 60/40 split rear seats are folded, that is.

Market and Model

Expect to pay from just under £22,000 for this top 'Active' variant - the same amount as Ford asks for an equivalent version of the 'ST-Line'-spec EcoSport model. As for equipment, well 'Active' customers get all the visual embellishments we talked you through in our 'design & Build' section. Plus 7-shade interior ambient lighting, climate control, cruise control, a centre console with a sliding armrest, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a rear view camera with rear parking sensors. Outside, there's black roof rails, power folding mirrors, auto headlamps and rain-sensing wipers. The thing that rather gives away the reality that this isn't an all-new generation design is the fact that it can't be had with many of the camera-driven safety features you'll find with more recently introduced rivals. So you'll look in vain on the spec sheet for things like autonomous braking and lane departure warning. Some compensation here though, lies in the fact that every EcoSport comes as standard with the potentially life-saving 'Emergency Assistance' set-up that competitors would make you pay extra for. In the event of an accident, this system will automatically call the rescue services to summon assistance anywhere you might be in Europe. It's also worth mentioning that a' Blind Spot Information System' is available at extra cost - one of those set-ups that warns you if, on the move, you're about to dangerously pull out in front of another vehicle.

Cost of Ownership

It's a lot harder to get a boxy Crossover model to return efficient fuel and CO2 returns than it is with a conventional supermini or family hatchback. To illustrate the point, let's take the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol-powered EcoSport Active model we're looking at here. The 125PS engine beneath the bonnet returns 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and 136g/km of CO2 - which is some way off the figures the same unit will deliver in a comparable Ford Fiesta - but probably acceptable, given the extra 136kgs of kerb weight this car must cart around. I mention kerb weight: Ford makes a lot of the way that this model's Boron steel construction reduces weight while increasing structural strength. That may be so but the fact still remains that an EcoSport weighs more than virtually all its direct segment rivals. When it comes too booking your EcoSport in for a check-up, you can do this online through the 'My Ford' portal. This is part of the 'Ford BlueService' scheme that wraps up all of the care and maintenance of your car into one bundle that also includes a free 30-point 'eCheck' of vital parts. Here, any work required will be highlighted with red, amber or green traffic light warnings on a report you'll be given that will rank items needing attention in order of their importance. There's also the 'Ford Service App' that you can download to your phone for free. It lets you locate your nearest dealer to make maintenance bookings.

Summary

The 'Active' package shows that this EcoSport still has a little life left in it. It won't handle anything like as well as a comparable Puma - or deliver that mild hybrid model's standards of efficiency, but if you don't really care very much about either of those things and you want a small Ford SUV, you'll find plenty to like here. The Active visual embellishment is well judged. And as with any EcoSport, at the wheel, you'll sit higher than you probably would in that alternative 'B'-segment SUV model you've maybe been thinking of. Ultimately, it's been hard for Ford to get round this model's fundamentally South American origins. But in this form, the EcoSport makes more sense than it ever has before.

Performance
60%
Handling
50%
Comfort
50%
Space
60%
Styling
70%
Build
60%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£189
Initial Rental£1134
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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