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Ford EcoSport SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

Engines available in the Ford EcoSport are not as economical as those in rival models

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None of the engines available in the Ford EcoSport come close to the best in class in terms of fuel-efficiency, but the car should prove relatively cheap to insure and parts shouldn’t be too expensive, either.

Ford EcoSport MPG & CO2

There are three petrol and two diesel engines to choose from when buying an EcoSport. The 99bhp 1.5-litre diesel is the most economical, returning 57.6mpg and emitting up to 130g/km of CO2, but the higher output 123bhp engine is only available with four-wheel drive, returning a reasonable 53.3mpg while emitting 139g/km of CO2. However, the diesel engines are quite a bit more expensive than the petrols, and most drivers will still find it cheaper overall to buy a petrol EcoSport.

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is capable of over 47mpg in all three power outputs, while emissions range from 133g/km to 149g/km. Company-car drivers will pay the least Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax on the 123bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine. Ford no longer offers an automatic gearbox with the EcoSport but it was less economical than the manual gearbox, so isn’t really missed.

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Insurance groups

The 1.0-litre 99bhp EcoSport starts in insurance group 12, rising to group 14 for the 138bhp ST-Line. The 99bhp diesel starts in insurance group 11, but rises sharply to 17 with 123bhp and four-wheel-drive.


Ford has one of the biggest dealer networks in the country, so keeping your EcoSport in good condition should prove relatively easy. Maintenance is also cheap, with a basic service costing around £125 and a main service priced at around £200. Ford will carry out two services over two years for £340, or three over three years for £570.


All new Fords come with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, which is similar to those offered by a number of other manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Nissan and Vauxhall. Some buyers will be attracted to rivals by Kia and Hyundai when they see that those companies offer seven and five-year warranties respectively. It’s possible to extend the warranty to five years/100,000 miles for around £260.

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