Like its rivals, a lot of the appeal of the Ecosport comes from its commanding driving position. You slide onto the seat, rather than having to stoop to get in, and there's a good view of the road straight ahead, although the A-pillars are relatively thick. It’s just a shame that the seats are quite narrow.
The dashboard is based on the latest Fiesta’s, and most of the major controls are easy to use on the move. A 6.5in colour touchscreen is standard, while Titanium and ST-Line models get an 8.0in version. Both respond quickly and come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, although the Seat Arona's on-screen graphics are slightly sharper.
Ford has worked hard to improve the Ecosport's interior quality from the previous model. In fact, this is probably the one area that has taken the biggest step forward and the interior is now among the best in class.