The 2015 Ford Ecosport Titanium is based on the ongoing Ford Fiesta with the engine directly transplanted from the little hatchback. The Ford Ecosport is Ford’s entry into the growing crossover market as gone are the days where the crossovers were recognized as “cute ute” or cute utility vehicles as they were simple a fraction of the size of their full size brethren but serve the same functions.
The 2015 Ford Ecosport Titanium Excels in Both Form and Function
Exterior styling of the 2015 Ford Ecosport Titanium is a far cry from the Fiesta which it is based on. Overall dimensions make the crossover taller, wider, and longer than the hatchback. The boxy appearance may seem less aerodynamic but Ford has done all they could to keep the “eco” in Ecosport by mitigating the fuel economy-affecting air turbulence that causes drag on the vehicle making the engine work harder to go up to speed. Under the hood of the Ecosport is the dual clutch-equipped 1.5liter engine from the Ford Fiesta. As the name suggests, the Ecosport focuses on economical and sporty driving; the Ecosport peaks at around 18-19km/L at a cruising speed of 80kph. The numbers are lowered dramatically when taking the crossover to the city streets where the rating is down to 6.5-8km/L.
The interior of the 2015 Ecosport Titanium hints at you that it is based on Ford’s little hatchback; the most prominent feature is the Fiesta’s mobile phone-like center console together with the air vents the flank the console. The tall cabin and extra space make the room very versatile and can fit five passengers with no problems in head and legroom. The cargo space at the back can be expanded via a 60-40 split of the rear seats. The seats also fold and tumble and are very dynamic to cater to every loading requirement.
Driving the Ecosport is a joy; it retains the sharp steering of the Fiesta despite the overall weight and size it gained. The Chassis is stable despite the tall greenhouse making it corner flatter and harder than you would expect a tall crossover could be capable. The ride quality is secure and absorbs all bumps with confidence. At speed the vehicle is quiet, that’s all thanks to the aerodynamics on the exterior of the vehicle. The big glass windows makes it easier to park adding to the convenience of owning a crossover.
The 2015 Ford Ecosport Titanium is compact yet versatile, is fuel efficient, has decent interior space. However, the exterior could be a hit or miss for most as the design is supposed to be aggressive but the smoothed out edges and tall stance make the car look egg shaped. The only transmission available is the DCT automatic. Flexibility is the keyword for the Ecosport, despite being economical and sporty, the versatility is the lifeblood of a crossover.