2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Ford Freestyle - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Ford Freestyle - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

Which car is better: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross or Ford Freestyle? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Ford Freestyle

S-Cross 2020 vs Freestyle 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

S-CROSS VS FREESTYLE | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL MANUAL

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Ford Freestyle

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Sigma

₹8.39

Ambiente

₹5.99

Delta

₹9.60

Trend

₹6.54

Zeta

₹9.95

Titanium

₹7.04

Alpha

₹11.16

Titanium+

₹7.39


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross prices start from Rs. 8.39 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.16 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Ford Freestyle petrol manual prices start from Rs. 5.99 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.39 lakh. The Freestyle is considerably cheaper than the S Cross petrol.

S-CROSS VS FREESTYLE | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL AUTOMATIC

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Ford Freestyle

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Delta

₹10.84

-

-

Zeta

₹11.19

   

Alpha

₹12.39

   


For the petrol automatic powertrain, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross prices start from Rs. 10.84 lakh. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross automatic is Rs. 1.24 lakh more expensive than manual. Ford Freestyle is not available with petrol automatic powertrain.

S-Cross 2020 vs Freestyle 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is 4300mm long, 1785mm wide and 1595mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2600mm. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has a boot space of 375 litres. The Ford Freestyle measures 3954mm in length, 1737mm in width and 1570mm in height. The wheelbase of Ford Freestyle is 2490mm and it has a boot space of 257 litres.

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S-CROSS VS FREESTYLE | DIMENSION COMPARISON

Dimensions

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Difference

Ford Freestyle

Length (mm)

4300

346

3954

Width (mm)

1785

48

1737

Height (mm)

1595

25

1570

Wheelbase (mm)

2600

110

2490

Boot Space (litre)

375

118

257

Ground Clearance(mm)

180

10

190

Fuel Tank (litre)

48

6

42

Tyre Size (Min)

215/60 R16

-

185/60 R15

Tyre Size (Max)

215/60 R16

-

185/60 R15


Dimension Review

  • The S-Cross is longer than the Freestyle by 346mm.
  • The S-Cross is wider than the Freestyle by 48mm.
  • The S-Cross is taller than the Freestyle by 25mm.
  • The S-Cross has a longer wheelbase than the Freestyle; by 110mm.
  • The S-Cross has 118 litres more boot space than the Freestyle.
  • The Freestyle has 10mm more ground clearance than the S-Cross.
  • The S Cross is from a higher segment and therefore it’s bigger than the Freestyle in every manner. But, if ground clearance and a lower cost are important to you, then Freestyle will suit your needs better.

S-Cross 2020 vs Freestyle 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

S-CROSS VS FREESTYLE | ENGINE COMPARISON

PETROL ENGINE

 

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Ford Freestyle

Engine

1.5 L Hybrid Petrol

1.2 L Petrol

Displacement

1462 cc

1194 cc

Cylinder

4

3

Maximum Power

105PS @ 6000rpm

96PS @ 6500rpm

Peak Torque

138Nm @ 4400rpm

119Nm @ 4250rpm

Manual Transmission

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

18.55kmpl

18.5kmpl

Automatic Transmission

4-speed torque converter

-

Automatic FE

18.43kmpl

-


S-Cross Petrol vs Freestyle Petrol

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 1.5 L, 4-cylinder petrol engine makes 105PS of maximum power and 138Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a 4-Speed Torque Converter type automatic transmission. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol manual has a mileage of 18.55kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 18.43kmpl.

Ford Freestyle 1.2 L, 3-cylinder petrol engine makes 96PS of maximum power and 119Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and has a mileage of 18.5kmpl.

Petrol Engine Review

  • The S-Cross has a more powerful engine than the Freestyle.
  • The S-Crosss engine produces more torque than the Freestyles and it also has a much better torque-to-weight ratio.
  • The Nexa S Cross will have a better in-gear acceleration and drivability than the Freestyle.
  • The S-Cross 1.5 L petrol manual is just as fuel-efficient as the Freestyle manual.

S-Cross 2020 vs Freestyle 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

Notable top features of S-Cross 2020 are:

  • LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL
  • Auto headlamps
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Auto AC
  • Auto-dimming IRVM
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop
  • Rear wiper & washer
  • Rear defogger
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Front and rear armrests

Notable top features of Freestyle 2020 are:

  • Auto-dimming IRVM
  • Auto headlamps
  • R15 alloy wheels
  • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Push-button start
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Side & curtain airbags
  • Auto AC
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear wiper & washer
  • Steering mounted controls

Is the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross better than the Ford Freestyle?

The Freestyle and S Cross are very similar cars but from different segments and neither of them has a direct competitor. Both of them intend to offer an SUV-like ground clearance for a lower price tag than other SUVs of similar size. E.g. the Freestyle can be an alternative for potential B2 segment SUVs while the S Cross is an affordable option for C segment SUV buyers. Because of their streamlined profiles and a greater glass-to-body ratio, they come across as a crossover between a hatchback and an SUV and don’t offer the road presence similar to a boxy SUV.

The Freestyle offers SUV-like ground clearance for hatchback money. The S Cross offers C-segment dimensions for the price of a B2 segment SUV.

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Price of the base variant of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is Rs. 8.39 lakh and Ford Freestyle is Rs. 5.99 lakh (both ex-showroom). The Freestyle is a lot cheaper than the SCross.

In terms of dimensions, the S-Cross is larger than the Freestyle. So it will have a better road presence than the Freestyle.

For petrol powertrain, S-Crosss engine offers better torque-to-weight ration and will have better performance and drivability than the Freestyle. However, the two cars are equally fuel-efficient. For the higher price, the SCross also offers more features. But the option of 6 airbags is only available with the Freestyle.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

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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