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post #281 of 395 (permalink) Old 08-16-2017, 10:32 PM
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It seems the glamor shots of the Ecosport look nice on the Ford site, but pics in the real world don't look that good. But who knows what teenage girls will like. I still think Ford should have designed a next gen sub compact CUV for more developed markets.



Especially when for about the same money this is an option:

EcoSport is too small and cheaply made to be in the HR-V segment, it has to start in the sub $18K region along with Jeep Renegade and Kia Seoul.
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^...if Ford prices the EcoSport starting at $13k like Fiesta then it can have a place. HRV starts at 19k.
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It seems the glamor shots of the Ecosport look nice on the Ford site, but pics in the real world don't look that good. But who knows what teenage girls will like. I still think Ford should have designed a next gen sub compact CUV for more developed markets.



Especially when for about the same money this is an option:

wait, we don't know price yet, but that Honda comes in at 19.5K. So if EcoSport at 16.5K, that is a 15% difference. That's nearly a class difference in price. That of course would not be nearly the same.
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^...if Ford prices the EcoSport starting at $13k like Fiesta then it can have a place. HRV starts at 19k.
I hadn't thought of this ^ but
if there's no bodystyle replacement for Fiesta, imho
Ford will still definitely want a PRICE-POINT replacement...assuming Fiesta is their lowest priced offering
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dunno if it has to actually Match Fiesta's starting price - tho close-ish

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Re: Ford EcoSport Refresh (inches closer to U.S. shores?)

To EcoSport haters, wait for the pricing first.

There's a price for the HR-V being more "upmarket", it's a subcompact CUV priced like a C-segment Civic.

The EcoSport is usually priced just a bit higher than an equivalent Fiesta, at least in its current markets. This may be the case in the US market too.
Ford will definitely need to have a vehicle that starts below $17k after the outgoing Fiesta leaves.
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It seems the glamor shots of the Ecosport look nice on the Ford site, but pics in the real world don't look that good. But who knows what teenage girls will like. I still think Ford should have designed a next gen sub compact CUV for more developed markets.

Would you be disappointed if the Focus CX430 CUV will mimic the EcoSport design?

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@MKII I actually find the EcoSport's styling more interesting. The Escape/Kuga borrowed too much from the C-Max MPV.

It's interesting that like the Explorer and Expedition, the EcoSport is the only other current Ford CUV with a body-colored C-pillar.

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I couldn't even imagine buying the EcoSport when slightly larger, significantly prettier options (although not perfect products, I know) like these offerings are around:



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I couldn't even imagine buying the EcoSport when slightly larger, significantly prettier options (although not perfect products, I know) like these offerings are around:



I think Nissans are ugly. This one isn't terrible, but not a looker either.

I saw my first new Compass yesterday, it looked good. It happened to be driving next to a Renegade, and I didn't realize how much smaller Compass is....or at least I don't know how they match up dimensions-wise, but the Renegade looked massive next to the Compass.

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I couldn't even imagine buying the EcoSport when slightly larger, significantly prettier options (although not perfect products, I know) like these offerings are around:
More expensive options too since those two belong to a higher segment.

PS: I just found out a base FWD Rogue Sport S (with steel wheels and full covers) costs $21,420, the Rogue Sport SL in the photo you posted starts at $26,070 for the FWD version and $27,420 for the AWD version.

Comparing a B-segment EcoSport to a C-segment Rogue Sport is like comparing a Fiesta to a Golf.

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I saw my first new Compass yesterday, it looked good. It happened to be driving next to a Renegade, and I didn't realize how much smaller Compass is....or at least I don't know how they match up dimensions-wise, but the Renegade looked massive next to the Compass.
Compared to the Renegade, the Compass is 6.4 inches longer, 2.8 inches wider and 1.9 inches lower, its wheelbase is 2.6 inches longer.
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