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Shake Things Up With the 2022 EcoSport

If you’re ready to shake up your same-old-same-old routine with a new vehicle, great! But where to start? What’s great for commutes, errands, road trips, and the everyday demands of your life? You want something that fits into your lifestyle and not the other way around. It sounds like you might want to check out the 2022 Ford EcoSport. The compact SUV offers drivers not only a stylish and reliable everyday ride, but also comes with the newest safety features to give drivers the peace of mind that when they’re on the road, their Ford has their back.

The 2022 Ford EcoSport, starting at $22,040, arrives with a great fuel economy of 25 MPG combined. Plus, the sporty SUV comes packed with a variety of features like available Intelligent 4WD, Ford Co-Pilot360 technology, AND the latest in tech to keep you connected when you’re on the go. Whatever your day looks like, the Ford EcoSport is there to make it a little better in more ways than one.

How Does It Perform?

The first thing people always think about (after the exterior color choice, of course) is how will a vehicle perform and hold up to the wear and tear of everyday life? With any Ford, you know it has been built to last while withstanding some tough conditions. The 2022 EcoSport comes standard with all-wheel drive, paired with a 2.0L engine, which gives this subcompact little SUV 166 hp and 149 lb-ft of torque, allowing for a smooth and easy handling experience. And if conditions take a turn, the Intelligent 4WD is there to support you over slippery terrain or muddy roads, giving drivers the confidence they need to navigate less than optimal conditions.

Available on the 2022 EcoSport is the option for sport-tuned suspension, which delivers smooth, tight turning abilities on narrow city streets or in tight traffic situations. Speaking of tight traffic, it’s stressful enough having cars lined up in front and back of you, but what can make it worse? Being stuck on a hill, worrying if your car might roll back and nudge the vehicle behind you when you take your foot off that brake pedal for a moment. Well, the EcoSport can help in that case, with its hill start assist system created to hold the brake for two seconds while you switch pedals, preventing it from rolling backward. That’s one less worry in your day.

A person is shown exiting a silver 2022 Ford EcoSport.

On the Outside

The 2022 EcoSport is exciting for more reasons than one. But when it comes to the outside, the SUV brings some sharp looks to your time on the road. Its two unique grille options, stylish alloy wheels, and bold color choices like Moondust Silver or Lightning Blue make the EcoSport not only practical but eye-catching as well.

The stylish EcoSport was designed with the driver in mind, making it as versatile as its owner while offering all the comfort and support one looks for in a vehicle. With halogen quad-beam headlamps and LED Signature Lighting, the road looks bright even after the sun goes down.

On the Inside

While the outside and performance of the EcoSport are impressive, the compact SUV really shines on the inside, delivering the latest in technology to make your day just a little bit easier. With so many tech features in cars today, it can be overwhelming when you first get into a new vehicle. So many buttons and screens to access tons of features you might not even need. It can get confusing and make your day more complicated. So it should be no surprise that the EcoSport is streamlined in every way that counts. From its ease of loading to its user-friendly tech features, the EcoSport was created to enhance your day, not complicate it.

The five-passenger four-door SUV makes it quick and easy to load and haul anything from groceries to kids. Plus, the rear-swing gate helps give the EcoSport that pop of modern fun while making it easier than ever to load and unload the back cargo area. And when it comes to cargo, there’s plenty of space for all your daily needs. The EcoSport provides 20.9 cu.ft. of space in the back, and if your project demands more space, no worries––just fold the seats down and get up to 50 cu.ft. of room. Problem solved!

Another way the EcoSport can make your day a little better? By simply being comfortable. Don’t let the fact that it’s considered a subcompact SUV fool you. The EcoSport provides plenty of head and legroom for drivers and passengers while also keeping all the features you want within easy reach, so you can just relax after a long day and drive.

If you’re looking for some great extras, look no further than the Convenience Package. This package does exactly what it says, adding convenience to help smooth out your everyday routine and make it a little better. The package includes great features like a Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, which can help alert drivers if a car is riding in their blind spot or warn drivers of approaching traffic if they’re in a parking lot or backing out of a tight space. Also part of the Convenience package is the super handy SYNC 3 with a Voice-Activated Navigation System, helping drivers get where they need to go. On top of all that, the Ford also added a few fun extras to the package, like ambient lighting to make your drive efficient and relaxing.

Staying connected is never a challenge in the EcoSport. Ford’s SYNC 3 technology makes it simple to connect your smartphone to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and then access your favorite music libraries or podcasts on the go. Another great feature when it comes to the SYNC 3? It allows you to go hands-free using its voice-activated technology. Add to that a responsive touch screen, and it doesn’t get any easier when it comes to navigating your SUV both inside and out.

Safety First

Safety is something drivers can always count on when they get behind the wheel of a Ford. Some great ways technology is improving the way we drive is with simple things like the FordPass App. Not only does it allow drivers to lock/unlock or start/stop their vehicle with their phone, but it also gives you access to roadside assistance in case of emergencies. On top of that, the available MyKey tech helps give parents ease of mind when it comes to their teenage drivers. When parents use MyKey, they are able to set limits from speed to stereo volume on their vehicle, which can help teens drive safer.

Also available are plenty of safety systems to help experienced drivers. Not only does the EcoSport offer helpful features like a Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert to assist drivers out in heavy traffic or busy parking lots, but the available Rear Parking Sensors will alert a driver if there is something behind their vehicle when they are backing up.

Something else that can really make a difference? Voice technology. This helps drivers focus directly on the road and conditions in front of them rather than trying to find the right button or command, taking their attention from the road and making the situation more stressful when you’re trying to find the right turn. With Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation, a driver can drive confidently, reducing stress and missed turns.

A yellow 2022 Ford EcoSport Titanium is shown driving on a mountain road.

End of the Day

At the end of the day, whether you’re driving around town or heading out for a long road trip, the EcoSport is there to make things a little easier. With its comfy interior, user-friendly tech, and great safety features, the Sport is always up for an adventure. No matter where life takes you, the 2022 Ford EcoSport is ready to go.