Why the Ford EcoSport Could Very Well Be a Woman’s Bestfriend on the Road

March 8, 2018

The automotive industry is filled with offerings that cater to different needs and lifestyles. There are vehicles, for instance, that are designed with women’s needs in mind. One such example is the Ford EcoSport.

Why do we say that this little subcompact crossover caters to women? Take its flexible passenger and cargo-carrying capabilities. By folding the rear seats, one can haul a load of groceries, shopping bags, or even a 560-liter washing machine. Then there are the numerous cubbyholes and storage spaces on the doors, a drawer under the passenger’s seat, and even the glovebox that can cool drinks and keep food cool.

Another feminine-friendly trait is its relaxed drive. Its 200mm ground clearance means it can ford (no pun intended) floods and the like with ease. Plus, the controls are al designed to reduce strain and stress while on the road.

Thanks to the Smart Entry system, one need not fish for the keys from one’s bag just to open, lock, or even start the car. SYNC3, meanwhile, let’s one simply use voice commands to do a host of tasks while on the move. It’s the perfect way to avoid distracted driving yet still being able to accomplish the items on the to-do list.

All this can be done with confidence thanks to the 1.5-liter inline-4 engine with Ti-VCT or variable valve timing that puts out 110hp and 142Nm of torque. Power is coursed to the drive wheels via 6-speed PowerShift automatic. Moreover, one’s confidence level is heightened with goodies like Electronic Stability Program, along with traction control for surefooted handling.

With the Metro’s cramped spaces, women drivers (and anyone for that matter) will love the smallish size that translates to ease of parking. Throw in the rear parking sensors that warn you of obstacles while backing up and you’ve got one easy drive—even in those tight spots.

And with a host of colors and variants, including an available Black Edition, the Ford EcoSport can be had in a style that suits one’s personality. Plus, its earth-friendly nature means even the resource-conscious women out there wouldn’t mind having this as their ride.

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to check out the little EcoSport from Ford. It might just turn out to be your new bestfriend on the road.

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.