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    2020 Ford EcoSport vs Mahindra XUV300 - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 15 Jul 2020

    Which B2-segment SUV is better: Ford EcoSport or Mahindra XUV300? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

     


    2020 Ford EcoSport vs Mahindra XUV300

    EcoSport 2020 vs XUV300 2020 | Price Comparison - Which one Is Cheaper?

    ECOSPORT VS XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    TURBO PETROL MANUAL

    Ford EcoSport

    Mahindra XUV300

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Ambiente

    ₹8.18

    W4

    ₹8.30

    Trend

    ₹8.98

    W6

    ₹9.15

    Titanium

    ₹9.77

    W8

    ₹10.60

    Titanium+

    ₹10.67

    W8(O)

    ₹11.84

    Thunder

    ₹10.67

       

    S

    ₹11.22

       


    Ford EcoSport prices start from Rs. 8.18 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.22 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. On the other hand, Mahindra XUV300 turbo petrol manual prices start from Rs. 8.30 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.84 lakh. Ford EcoSport has a marginally lower starting price.

    ECOSPORT VS XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL MANUAL

    Ford EcoSport

    Mahindra XUV300

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Ambiente

    ₹8.68

    W4

    ₹8.69

    Trend

    ₹9.48

    W6

    ₹9.50

    Titanium

    ₹10.00

    W8

    ₹10.95

    Titanium+

    ₹11.17

    W8(O)

    ₹12.14

    Thunder

    ₹11.17

       

    S

    ₹11.72

       

     

    Ford EcoSport prices start from Rs. 8.68 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.72 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. On the other hand, Mahindra XUV300 diesel manual prices start from Rs. 8.69 lakh and go up to Rs. 12.14 lakh. Diesel models of the Ford EcoSport and XUV300 have a similar starting price.

    EcoSport 2020 vs XUV300 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which one Is Bigger?

    Ford EcoSport is 3998mm long, 1765mm wide and 1647mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2519mm. The Ford EcoSport has a boot space of 352 litres. On the other hand, the Mahindra XUV300 measures 3995mm in length, 1821mm in width and 1627mm in height. The wheelbase of Mahindra XUV300 is 2600mm and it has a boot space of 257 litres.

    A wider body normally results in better shoulder room inside the car while a higher roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. A higher ground clearance makes it easier to go over tall speed breakers or drive on broken roads. The wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase often results in more cabin space. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage.

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    ECOSPORT VS XUV300 | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Ford EcoSport

    Difference

    Mahindra XUV300

    Length (mm)

    3998

    3

    3995

    Width (mm)

    1765

    56

    1821

    Height (mm)

    1647

    20

    1627

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2519

    81

    2600

    Boot Space (litre)

    352

    95

    257

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    200

    20

    180

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    52

    10

    42


    Dimension Review

    • EcoSport is longer than XUV300 by 3mm.
    • XUV300 is wider than EcoSport by 56mm.
    • EcoSport is taller than XUV300 by 20mm.
    • XUV300 has a longer wheelbase than EcoSport; by 81mm.
    • EcoSport has 95 litres more boot space than XUV300.
    • EcoSport has 20mm more ground clearance than XUV300. The XUV’s ground clearance barely meets the SUV requirements.

    In terms of dimensions, XUV300 is a slightly larger car compared to EcoSport. So, if the size is a measure of road presence for you, then XUV300 is, objectively, a better car than EcoSport because of its larger dimensions. But, both are very comparable.

    EcoSport 2020 vs XUV300 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    ECOSPORT VS XUV300 | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Ford EcoSport

    Mahindra XUV300

    Engine Type

    Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.2L

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    Maximum Power

    122PS @ 6500rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    Peak Torque

    149Nm @ 4500rpm

    200Nm @ 2000-3500rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-Speed

    6-Speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    15.9kmpl

    17.5kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-Speed Torque Converter

    -

    Automatic Claimed FE

    14.7kmpl

    -

     

    EcoSport 1.5L Petrol vs XUV300 1.2L Turbo Petrol

    Ford EcoSport gets a 1.5L petrol 3-cylinder engine that makes 122PS of maximum power and 149Nm of peak torque. It is available with either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The Ford EcoSport petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 15.9kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 14.7kmpl.

    Mahindra XUV300 gets a 1.2L turbo petrol 3-cylinder engine that makes 110PS of maximum power and 200Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 17.5kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • EcoSport has a more powerful engine than XUV300.
    • XUV300's engine produces more torque than EcoSport's.
    • XUV300 turbo petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than the EcoSport manual.

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    XUV300's engine offers more torque, so it should offer better driveability compared to EcoSport's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs, then XUV300 wins again with a more fuel-efficient engine.

    ECOSPORT VS XUV300 | ENGINE COMPARISON

    DIESEL ENGINE

     

    Ford EcoSport

    Mahindra XUV300

    Engine Type

    Diesel

    Diesel

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 3750rpm

    117PS @ 3750rpm

    Peak Torque

    215Nm @ 1750-2500rpm

    300Nm @ 1500-2500rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-Speed

    6-Speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    21.7kmpl

    20.1kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    6-Speed AMT

    Automatic Claimed FE

    -

    19.7kmpl


    EcoSport 1.5L Diesel vs XUV300 1.5L Diesel

    Ford EcoSport gets a 1.5L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 100PS of maximum power and 215Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and has a mileage of 21.7kmpl.

    Mahindra XUV300 gets a 1.5L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 117PS of maximum power and 300Nm of peak torque. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed AMT type automatic transmission. The Mahindra XUV300 petrol manual’s mileage/ fuel-efficiency is 20.1kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 19.7kmpl.

    Diesel Engine Review

    • XUV300 has a more powerful engine than EcoSport.
    • XUV300's engine produces more torque than EcoSport's.
    • EcoSport diesel manual is more fuel-efficient than XUV300 manual.

    XUV300's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to EcoSport's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs then EcoSport will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

    EcoSport 2020 vs XUV300 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    Notable top features of EcoSport 2020 are:

    • HID Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRLs
    • Electric Sunroof
    • R16 Alloy Wheels
    • 9-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
    • 6 Airbags
    • Automatic Climate Control
    • Auto-Dimming IRVM
    • Auto Headlamps
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Push Button Start
    • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

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    Notable top features of XUV300 2020 are:

    • Halogen projector headlamps w/ LED DRLs
    • Electric sunroof
    • R17 alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
    • 7 Airbags including knee airbag or the driver
    • All 4 disc brakes
    • ESP w/ hill start assist
    • Front parking sensors
    • Push-button start w/ smart key
    • Dual-zone automatic AC
    • Heated ORVMs
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Cruise control
    • Front and rear armrests
    • 3 point seatbelt for all occupants
    • Steering weight/assist adjustment

    Is the Ford EcoSport better than the Mahindra XUV300?

    Price of the base variant of Ford EcoSport is Rs. 8.18 lakh and Mahindra XUV300 is Rs. 8.30 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Ford EcoSport is lower. So it is more affordable. 

    In terms of dimensions, XUV300 is a larger car compared to EcoSport. So, if the size is a measure of road presence for you, then XUV300 is a better car than EcoSport.

    For petrol manual powertrain, XUV300's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to EcoSport's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs then XUV300 will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

    For diesel manual powertrain, XUV300's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to EcoSport's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs then EcoSport will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.



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