2018 Ford EcoSport vs 2018 Chevy Trax
Versatile, athletic, efficient and affordable, compact crossovers are growing in popularity, supplanting the venerable midsize sedan segment. With the addition of the all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport to the family, the Ford spectrum of vehicles is even more attractive to the family on the go. Armed with an athletic style, fuel-efficient engine options and signature features, the Ford EcoSport will go toe to toe with the rest of the class. Learn more about the Ford EcoSport in this 2018 Ford EcoSport vs 2018 Chevy Trax comparison.
When the 2018 Ford EcoSport arrives at Marshal Mize Ford, it will be available in four grades – S, SE, SES and Titanium – that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget. With room for five passengers in a cabin that provides 91.1 cubic feet of passenger space, the Ford EcoSport promises plenty of room for the family on the go. A standard 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® infotainment system is a highlight that gets an upgrade with Ford SYNC® 3 technology that adds a 6.5-inch touchscreen display with one-touch access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additional standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a rearview camera and more.
|2018 Ford EcoSport||VS||2018 Chevy Trax|
|1.0-Liter EcoBoost® Three-Cylinder||Standard Engine||1.4-Liter Turbocharged Four-Cylinder|
|27 MPG City/29 MPG Hwy||Fuel Economy||25 MPG City/33 MPG Hwy|
|20.9 Cubic Feet||Cargo Space||18.7 Cubic Feet|
What Are the Advantages of the 2018 Ford EcoSport?
If you are considering an athletic and versatile compact crossover, the price is an important aspect that is on display in this 2018 Ford EcoSport vs 2018 Chevy Trax comparison. With a starting price that stands at $19,995 and a smorgasbord of standard features, the Ford EcoSport promises incredible value when you get behind the wheel. The 2018 Chevy Trax with a price that starts at $21,000, a smaller cargo capacity, lackluster fuel economy and a single powertrain, the Chevrolet compact crossover falls short of expectations in this debate.
When you opt for the 2018 Ford EcoSport, you will have a choice of two fun-to-drive engine options. Ford EcoSport S, SE and Titanium trim levels will incorporate a standard 123-horsepower 1.0-liter EcoBoost® three-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. With this combination under the hood, the Ford EcoSport will make 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. EcoSport SES editions employ a 166-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and Intelligent 4WD technology. The Chevy Trax counters with a 138-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic to make 25 mpg in the city.
A premier advantage of models in the compact crossover class is a versatile, spacious design and the 2018 Ford EcoSport delivers on all counts. Armed with an impressive 20.9 cubic feet behind the second row that will expand to 50 cubic feet with the seats laid flat, the Ford EcoSport has more than enough room for your next adventure. An added asset of the Ford EcoSport design is an available swing-out rear tailgate that makes loading and unloading cargo simple in any situation. Chevy Trax models offer a lackluster 18.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats that translates to 48.4 cubic feet with the seats laid flat.
Learn more about the 2018 Ford EcoSport today at Marshal Mize Ford!