Are you in the market for a compact crossover SUV? Then you’ve probably considered both the 2020 Ford EcoSport and the 2020 Chevrolet Trax. But which is the superior crossover? When you examine the two side by side, it’s easy to see why the FordEcoSport comes out on top.
In the compact crossover SUV segment, price is often an important consideration for budget shoppers. The 2020 EcoSport starts considerably lower than the 2020 Trax — the Ford costs about $1,300 less for the base-trim model.
Every new Chevy Trax comes with a 1.4-liter Turbo ECOTEC four-cylinder engine that produces 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, but with the Ford EcoSport, you have choices. The EcoSport comes standard with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost, but you can also choose the available 2.0-liter Ti-VCT engine, which cranks out 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque.
Compact SUVs are designed primarily for city driving, where the EcoSport is the clear winner. It outperforms the Trax in terms of city fuel economy — the EcoSport yields 27 mpg in the city,* compared to just 26 in the Trax.
Though compact, the 2020 Ford EcoSport still offers plenty of interior space. In fact, the EcoSport boasts more front- and second-row legroom than the 2020 Trax. The new Ford EcoSport also boasts 20.9 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row, whereas the Trax only offers 18.7 cubic feet. With the rear seats folded, the Ford EcoSport still offers more room — 50.0 cubic feet compared to the Trax’s 48.4 cubic feet.
The 2020 EcoSport boasts standard FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi that allows up to 10 devices to connect to the internet seamlessly; the 2020 Trax only allows for up to seven devices. The EcoSport is also available with the industry-leading Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of safety technologies.
Want to drive home in a winner? Choose the Ford EcoSport, available at Tropical Ford. *EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.