City Scene: Sightseeing In The 2019 Ford EcoSport Titanium
It was the perfect time to test drive the 2019 Ford EcoSport Titanium at the top of the year because my best friend Sherri Shepherd was here filming a movie and I decided to watch her son Jeffrey for an entire day. It was a two-for-one task, as I drove him all around the city showing him historical places and monuments around the town, while putting the Ford EcoSport to the test.
Jeffrey thought the Ford EcoSport was cool, because he liked that he could charge his game system that he played while I drove and I could also charge my phone at the same time thanks to the vehicle having double USB ports.
It was freezing outside the day we went about our jaunt throughout the city, but this crossover from Ford warmed up quickly. Jeffrey hates the cold because he’s a Cali kid, so making sure the vehicle was warm was imperative to him.
And this crossover had a solid, sturdy drive. Not the smoothest ride, but maneuvering it was easy and I felt safe moving around the city with my BFF’s precious cargo.
Washington, D.C. was fresh off of a snow storm too. The city had some areas where snow was still on the ground and there were even some icy areas, but never once did I feel that I was questioning the security of the Ford EcoSport as we drove about. I’m sure the all wheel drive element aided with that.
One of the benefits of the Ford EcoSport is its cargo space. It becomes even more impressive if you drop that back row seats to expand the trunk area.
But I have to confess, it took me almost four days to realize how to open the trunk entry. I refused to Google the answer or explore the vehicle’s manual, as I was determined to discover the entry point through good ole trial and error. And after four days, I finally landed upon the right side door handle that opened the back trunk like a door instead of a hatchback.
The car also perfect for the tech savvy driver, offering both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and boasting a Sync 3 infotainment interface that is fast and easy to use.
Fuel economy was adequate, offering 27 city miles per gallon and just 29 miles per gallon on the highway.
Not sure this car being called the EcoSport makes it technically a fuel efficient vehicle, but the name of this crossover landed me a coveted eco-friendly space in a crowded parking garage when attending the mayor’s inaugural ball in downtown D.C.
Favorite Feature: Cup holders in the armrest of the second row & double USB ports
Least Favorite Feature: Rear door entry
Spin Control: With a starting price of $26,160, this is a practical crossover vehicle great for a day to day car.
Status: B LIST
VIDEO: So check out my inside look into the 2019 Ford EcoSport Titanium and determine whether it’s an automobile that meets your needs.