2018 Ford EcoSport  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#20 of 2018 SUVs

#33 of all 2018 vehicles


The EcoSport, which Ford introduced in 2018, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The EcoSport has offered Apple CarPlay since 2018. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 Ford EcoSport is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2018 Ford EcoSport has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Ford EcoSport has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.037% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2266%, meaning the average driver has a 0.037% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.2266% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Ford EcoSport is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Ford EcoSport is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8963M. Outlander SportKia SoulHyundai TucsonHyundai Elantra GTVolkswagen GolfFIAT 500XFord EcoSportJeep CompassHyundai KonaFord EscapeFIAT 500LJeep RenegadeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Ford EcoSport with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 89. The 2018 Ford EcoSport is safer than the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2018 Kia Soul, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf, the 2018 FIAT 500X, the 2018 Jeep Renegade, the 2018 FIAT 500L, the 2018 Ford Escape, the 2018 Hyundai Kona, and the 2018 Jeep Compass.

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