In the event you’re choosing the 2020 Ford Ecosport over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip proper to the 2020 Ford Ecosport. You get a much better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2020 Ford Ecosport happens to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Ford Ecosport affords ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction once you need it most.
The 2020 Ford Ecosport, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo house isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Ford Ecosport’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall in line with more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend testing the 2020 Ford Ecosport’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at extra cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Ford Ecosport are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Ford Ecosport also affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Ford Ecosport fresh by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Ford Ecosport, which pushes the 2020 Ford Ecosport into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.