Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Ford Ecosport hatchback?
The Ecosport will have been used in tight city centre car parks and on the school run so it’s worth checking for scuffs on the bodywork, and for kerb damage on the alloy wheels. Check also the condition and operation of the rear seats; they should fold down and flip up easily.
What are the most common problems with a used Ford Ecosport hatchback?
Major reported problems seem to be few, though there have been incidences of engine and gearbox faults. Non-engine electrics, with items such as air-con and sat-nav, have been noted as the most common problems, although the actual number reported is pretty low.
Is a used Ford Ecosport hatchback reliable?
Although the Ecosport didn’t feature in our most recent reliability survey, other Ford cars in other categories, notably the Fiesta, Focus, B-Max and Kuga, did very well. Ford as a brand finished in ninth place out of 32 manufacturers, a good result, and with an excellent overall score of 82%.