On the one hand, you’re looking at a car based on a Fiesta that costs upwards of £15k - more than £17k when you consider the 2018 version.

On the other, you’re looking at a compact SUV that is priced mostly competitively against its peers – including the newest trio to the segment - the Hyundai Kona, Kia Stonic and the Seat Arona. The Volkswagen T-Roc is slightly more but it shows evidently how far the market has moved on and what the Ecosport should be aiming for.

Nic Cackett

Nic Cackett

Road tester
The used market hasn't quite got to grips with small crossovers, so they're all much in line with eachother

Fuel economy is middling. An average of 39.1mpg for the diesel is fair, but we’ve seen much closer to 50mpg from low-capacity, low-output diesels in other small crossovers.

It's likely, too, that you could average a similar amount from the EcoBoost petrol – although that doesn't do so well on the emissions front.

We'd probably point you towards the 1.0 Ecoboost, however, if you're determined to opt for an Ecosport, because of the engine's higher standard of refinement.

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