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Parkers overall rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 5.9 - 8.2 mpp
Diesel engines 7.1 - 9.7 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 34.4 - 47.9 mpg
Diesel engines 42.2 - 57.6 mpg
  • Diesels the most frugal of the lot
  • EcoBoost petrols economical around town
  • Economy takes a hit out of it

If you want the most economical EcoSport, you’ll want one of the diesels. With the 125hp EcoBlue diesel coming later (with figures TBC), it’s the 100hp 1.5-litre TDCi that’s the most frugal of the lot, returning up to 68.9mpg on the combined cycle.

The petrols aren’t far behind for claimed fuel economy, though. Both manual versions of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engines (125 and 140hp) return 54.3mpg, while the 125hp EcoBoost automatic returns 46.7mpg.

Again, it’s the diesel with the most favourable CO2 emissions – the 1.5-litre TDCi emitting 107g/km.

Go for the EcoBoost petrols with a manual gearbox and emissions increase slightly to 119g/km, applicable to both the 125 and 140hp engines.

The 125hp auto is dirtier, though, producing 134g/km of CO2.

  • EcoSport now built at a new facility in Europe
  • Shouldn’t be too much cause for concern
  • Feels higher quality since it was updated

There shouldn’t be much to worry you about Ford EcoSport reliability. The firm has a decent record of building resilient cars and all of the engines and gearboxes have been tried and tested in other models.

The facelifted car introduced late in 2017 is produced at an all-new plant in Romania, while the previous example was built in India.

The car feels higher quality inside, too, which bodes well for standing the test of time, especially if it’s in the hands of young families.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £160
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 8 - 18
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