Ford EcoSport is an urban compact SUV which comes packed with quite a lot of features and performance. There is a lot that the entry level SUV from the company has to offer. The prices for the EcoSport start from INR 7,82,200 (ex-showroom Delhi), going all the way up to INR 11,89,300 (ex-showroom Delhi).
This compact SUV tackles with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Honda WR-V, Tata Nexon, and Mahindra TUV 300. However, there are some reasons why the EcoSport stands out from the crowd and must be considered as a strong buying choice.
5 Reasons Why EcoSport is the Best Compact SUV
1) Head-Turning Design
The design of the EcoSport is quite unique. This urban compact SUV gives you the look and feel of the most you can get out of a proper SUV within this price range. The spare wheel which hangs at the tailgate brings out the SUV within this car. On the exterior, you will notice that the EcoSport is small enough to manoeuvre through tight spots and corners.
However, when you step inside, you will find that the car is quite spacious. There is an accented interior in the top-end variants of the EcoSport, with orange coloured accents on the EcoSport S and blue coloured interiors on the EcoSport Signature. Ambient lighting is present in the foot-wells in a wide variety of colour options.
There are more than 20 compartments in the EcoSport to store almost everything from your cup of coffee to your smartphone. The S and Signature variants also feature a sunroof which draws attention towards the car.
2) Fully Loaded with Features
The EcoSport is full of technology. There is an 8-inch touchscreen with SYNC3 available on the top-end models while there is a smaller 7-inch touchscreen that is available on the lower models. There is voice command in the car that can answer calls or change music and ambient lighting. The headlamps turn on automatically when the way ahead is dark.
Other automatic features include the rain sensing wipers and the rear view camera which shows the road behind you when you put the car in the reverse gear. Key-less entry comes as standard on the higher trims of the EcoSport as does the cruise control with Adjustable Speed Limiter Device.
3) Powerful Engine Options
The EcoSport comes packed with power and performance. The 1.5L Ti-VCT Petrol Engine puts out a maximum power of 123 PS and a peak torque of 150 Nm. There is another petrol option, with a 1.0L EcoBoost engine that puts out a maximum power of 125 PS and a peak torque of 170 Nm. The 1.5L diesel engine puts out a maximum power of 100 PS and a peak torque of 205 Nm.
All these engines are punchy and give out quite respectable numbers. There is an option for a 6-speed automatic transmission on the petrol variants along with paddle shifters. The rest of the variants come with a 5-speed manual transmission, allowing the car to give certified mileages of 17 kmpl on petrol and 23 kmpl on diesel.
Being an SUV, the EcoSport is quite capable of handling any sort of terrain. The car has a high ground clearance and an approach angle of 23 degrees which makes it easy to take it off the road. The Hill Launch Assist makes it easy to accelerate on steep surfaces without rolling back; also, it works both ways, uphill and downhill. The Electric Stability Control makes it easy to go around the corners in rough weather conditions and bad roads. The huge boot on the rear makes it easy to carry a load; it can be further increased by folding down the rear seats as well.
5) Ford Service Price Promise
The company promises fixed service charges across all their vehicles. For the EcoSport, according to the Ford Service Price Promise, after one year and 10,000 kilometres on the car, the maintenance cost of the petrol engine is as low as INR 1402 in Delhi NCR. The cost for the spare parts and other time intervals or distance travelled on any engine on any Ford car can be checked on their website. This transparency helps create a level of trust with the customers.
2018 Ford EcoSport Photos
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