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    Which Variant Of 2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Diesel Is Best Value For Money? Variant Comparison - Ambiente, Trend, Titanium, Titanium Plus, Thunder, S

    by V3Cars Team on Friday, Nov 29 2019

    The 2019 Ford EcoSport is the car that started this segment of sub-4m SUV. It still looks great and is a formidable option worth considering in the sub-compact SUV space. If you have your eyes set on buying a new 2019 Ford EcoSport with the BS4 diesel engine, then this in-depth analysis will explain to you know which variant is the most value for money.

    2019 Ford EcoSport

    2019 Ford EcoSport-

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Diesel Variant - Prices

    Let’s start with the prices. The 2019 Ford EcoSport starts at Rs. 7.81 lakh for the Ambiente varian with a petrol engine. The diesel engine though starts at Rs. 8.31 lakh and tops out at Rs. 11.35 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

    It’s worth noting that if you choose the EcoSport diesel instead of petrol, you only have to pay Rs. 50,000 for the upgrade - if you stick with the Ambiente, Trend or Titanium variant. If you go beyond that, the gap increases to Rs. 80,000 for the Titanium Plus and Thunder variant. It’s difficult to comment about the S variant as the gap again drops to Rs. 50,000 but the S variant is only available with the acclaimed 1.0-ltire turbo petrol engine.

    2019 FORD ECOSPORT PRICE LIST EX-SHOWROOM INDIA  | DEC 2019

     

    AMBIENTE

    TREND

    TITANIUM

    TITANIUM PLUS

    THUNDER

    S

    1.5L MT PETROL

    Rs. 7.81 lakh

    Rs. 8.61 lakh

    Rs. 9,40,000

    Rs. 9,99,900

    Rs. 9,99,900

    -

    1.5L AT PETROL

    -

    -

    -

    Rs. 11,20,000

    -

    -

    1.0L MT PETROL

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Rs. 10,85,000

    1.5L MT DIESEL

    Rs. 8.31 lakh

    Rs. 9.11 lakh

    Rs. 9,90,000

    Rs.10,80,000

    Rs.10,80,000

    Rs. 11,35,000

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Diesel Variant - Engine Specs Comparison

    Before we get to the variants, let’s first see where the EcoSport stands compared to its competitors with respect to its engine specs.

    Ford EcoSport Front Exterior

    The power, torque and fuel efficiency figures of the EcoSport’s diesel engine ares neither at the top nor at the bottom. They’re adequate though as it makes 100PS of power, 205Nm of torque and delivers 23.0kmpl. However, besides the Brezza, the EcoSport diesel is the only one other compact SUV with a 5-speed manual transmission. It’s worth noting here that the EcoSport’s diesel engine has the widest peak torque band of 1500rpm (1750 - 3250rpm) suggesting that it’s a strong performer all throughout the rev range.

    2019 FORD ECOSPORT BS4 DIESEL VS COMPETITION - ENGINE SPECS

     

    Ford EcoSport

    Hyundai Venue

    Maruti Vitara Brezza

    Mahindra XUV300

    Tata Nexon

    Honda WR-V

    Displacement

    1.5-litre

    1.4-litre

    1.25-litre

    1.5-litre

    1.5-litre

    1.5-litre

    Power

    100PS @ 3750rpm

    90PS @ 4000rpm

    90PS @ 4000rpm

    116.6PS @ 3750rpm

    110PS @ 3750rpm

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    Torque

    205Nm @ 1750-3250rpm

    220Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    300Nm @ 1500-2500rpm

    260Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    6-speed

    5-Speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    -

    5-speed AMT

    6-speed AMT

    6-speed AMT

    -

    Claimed FE

    23.0kmpl

    23.7kmpl

    24.3kmpl

    20.0kmpl

    21.5kmpl

    25.5kmpl

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Diesel Variant - Dimension Comparison

    The EcoSport’s middle-of-the-road performance continues in the dimension department as well. While the length of all competitors is about the same, the EcoSport is neither as narrow as the Honda WR-V nor as wide as the Mahindra XUV300. Same is the story with its wheelbase, ground clearance and boot space, which stand at 2519mm, 200mm and 352 litres, respectively. It is, however, the tallest, but that’s partially because of the roof rails.

    2019 FORD ECOSPORT VS COMPETITION DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Ford EcoSport

    Hyundai Venue

    Maruti Vitara Brezza

    Tata Nexon

    Mahindra XUV300

    Honda WR-V

    Length

    3998mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    3994mm

    3995mm

    3999mm

    Width

    1765mm

    1770mm

    1790mm

    1811mm

    1821mm

    1734mm

    Height

    1647mm

    1605mm

    1640mm

    1607mm

    1627mm

    1601mm

    Wheelbase

    2519mm

    2500mm

    2500mm

    2498mm

    2600mm

    2555mm

    Ground Clearance

    200mm

    190mm (est)

    198mm

    209mm

    180mm

    188mm

    Boot Space

    352 litres

    350 litres

    328 litres

    350 litres

    257 litres

    363 litres

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Diesel Ambiente Variant - Buy Only If You’re On A Budget

    The Ambiente variant of the Ford EcoSport gets the usual suite of safety kit including 2 front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, double-barrel headlamps, day/night inside mirror, central locking among others. There’s also a 4-speaker music system with Bluetooth and USB.

    Ford EcoSport Interior

    On the functional side, it has tilt and telescopic steering, all four power windows, height adjustable front and rear headrests and electrically-adjustable outside mirrors as standard equipment.

    Also Read - Which Variant Of 2019 Hyundai Venue Diesel Should You Buy? E, S, SX, SX(O)

    The Ambiente has the safety bit covered along with basic necessities but it’s misses out on a few functional and safety features it could’ve had. We’d say you should buy this only if you can’t afford to jump to the Trend veriant.

    FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L DIESEL | AMBIENTE VARIANT

    Rs. 8,31,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC 2019

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Dual Front Airbags

    Day/night inside mirror

    2 DIN Audio system with 4 speakers

    Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel

    Front Grille Black Gloss

    ABS With EBD

    Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

    AM/FM, MP3, AUX-in, USB

    Front & Rear Power Windows

    Dark interior theme

    Rear Parking Sensors

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Bluetooth Connectivity

    Height adjustable front & rear headrest

    Black out Decal on C-Pillar

    Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Reminder

    Central Locking

     -

    Electric Adjustable outside mirrors with Turn Indicator

    High Speed Alert

    Engine Immobilizer

     -

    Speedo & Tachometer with gear shift indicator

    Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Pretensioners

    Follow me home headlamps

    12V Power Source Outlet

    Double-barrel headlamps

     -

    Shopping hooks in the boot

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Diesel Trend Variant - A Good Buy But Not The Best Value

    The jump to the Trend variant costs Rs. 80,000. That sum gives you additional safety fatures like rear defogger, rear washer and wiper, rear-view camera, a 9-inch touchscreen, steering-mounted controls , automatic AC, body-coloured outside mirrors, door handles and silver front grille. All of these feature not only help enhance the looks of your EcoSport, but also add some convenience and safety features.

    The touchscreen infotainment, though, is a disappointment as it doesn’t get the modern smartphone connectivity suite like Apple Carplay and Android Auto. These features have become common these days and it’s a shame that Ford is reserving them for only the top-of-the-line S variant.

    Ford EcoSport Side Exterior

    We can’t call this variant value-for-money either because it doesn’t get Rs. 80,000 worth of additional equipment over the Ambiente variant. But it covers most of the basics really well. So, if you don’t want to stretch your budget further, then this is a variant that only has a few misses. For example, it doesn’t get a front armrest. But you can buy that as a spare from the service centre and add it post purchase. Fog lamps, projector headlamps and alloy wheels are also features you can add to your SUV later during the ownership. Hence, instead of making the jump to the Titanium variant.

    FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L DIESEL | TREND VARIANT | FEATURES OVER AMBIENTE

    Rs. 9,11,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC 2019

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Defogger

    9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Navigation

    Automatic Air Conditioner

    Body Coloured Outside Mirrors

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    2 Front Tweeters

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat 

    Body Coloured Door Handles

    Rear Camera 

    Audio Controls on Steering Wheel

    Dual USB Ports

    Light interior

    Driver & Passenger Seat Back Pockets

    Silver Front Grill

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Diesel Titanium Variant - Not Recommended

    The Titanium variant adds about another Rs. 80,000 to the ex-showroom price. It adds fog lamps, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, electrically-folding outside mirrors, rear parcel tray, front armrest, leather steering cover, 16-inch alloy wheels and chrome grille among other features.

    Ford EcoSport Exterior

    This variant again disappoints as the value of the additional features doesn’t match the price difference of Rs. 80,000. Besides, most of these features can be installed after the purchase as well. We’d suggest you to instead jump up to the Titanium Plus variant or get the Trend variant and add the features you need at a later stage. This variant is not recommended in our books.

    FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L DIESEL | TITANIUM VARIANT | FEATURES OVER TREND

    Rs. 9,90,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC 2019

    Safety 

    Functional

    Style

    Fog Lamps

    Front Full Console Armrest with Storage

    LED DRL

    Chrome Front Grill

    Projector Headlamp

    Electrically Folding Outside mirrors

    16-inch Alloy Wheels

    Front & Rear Bumper Applique

     -

    Power window with one touch driver side down

    Roof Rails in satin aluminium 

    Fog Lamp Bezel body coloured

    12V Power socket in back

    Leather Steering Wheel

    Premium Cluster with chrome rings

     -

    Rear Parcel Tray

     -

    Boot light

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Diesel Titanium Plus Variant - Top Recommended

    The Titanium Plus variant is Rs. 90,000 more expensive than the Titanium variant. Unfortunately, the price premium for the diesel variants is Rs. 30,000 more than what you’d pay to get the Titanium Pus petrol. But the addition of a big-ticket item like the sunroof covers the majority of that Rs. 90,000 gap. For a lot of you, it’s an important feature. Those who value safety a bit more than others will be glad to know that the Titanium Plus variant also gets you 4 extra airbags. The sunroof and extra airbags alone cover the price difference over the Titanium variant.

    Ford EcoSport Exterior 

    It also gets electronic stability control, traction control, hill start assist, rear armrest with cup holder, 60-40 split rear seats, auto-dimming inside mirror, sunglass holder, automatic wipers and automatic headlamps. Thus, the Titanium Plus variant also picks up the slack for the Titanium and Trend variants which did not add enough high-value features. This is the top recommended and most value-for-money variant of the 2019 Ford EcoSport diesel.

    FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L DIESEL | TITANIUM PLUS VARIANT | FEATURES OVER TITANIUM

    Rs. 10,80,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC 2019

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Auto Dimming Inside Mirror

    Rear Seat Armrest with cupholder

    Electric Sunroof

    Electronic Stability Control

    60:40 Split Rear Seat

    Chrome Inside Door Handles

    Traction Control

    Sunglass Holder

    Hill Start Assist

    Automatic Front Wipers

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Automatic Headlamps

    Emergency Brake Assist

    Front Map Lamps

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Diesel Thunder Variant - Not Recommended

    The Thunder variant is an oddball. It costs the same as the Titanium Plus variant but doesn’t get extra airbags, auto-dimming inside mirror, automatic wipers and automatic headlamps. That’s a lot of missing features, which you can get in the Titanium Plus variant at no extra cost.

    Ford EcoSport Interior

    What you do get, though, with the Thunder variant are some style elements like black alloy wheels, fog lamp bezel, front grille, outside mirrors, and roof. Other exclusive features of the Thunder variant include puddle lamps, folding grab handles, scuff plates, PU leather seats, Thunder decals, rear spoiler and spare wheel cover.

    Also Read - Which Variant Of 2019 Maruti Brezza BS4 Diesel Should You Buy? LDI, VDI, ZDI, ZDI Plus

    If you like the styling of the Thunder variant and are willing to let go of some of the safety and functional features, then go for it. But, it’s not a bargain. The Titanium Plus variant offers better value. If you want your EcoSport to stand out, then you should consider the S variant. 

    FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L DIESEL | THUNDER VARIANT | FEATURES OVER TITANIUM

    Rs. 10,80,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC 2019

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Brake Assist

    Rear Seat Armrest with cupholder

    Electric Sunroof

    Bold Black Front Grille

    Electronic Stability Control

    60:40 Split Rear Seat

    Cognac Interior

    Black Headlamps & Fog Lamps Bezel

    Traction Control

    Sunglass holder

    Leatherette Seats

    Outside Mirror Black

    Hill Start Assist

    Folding grab handles

    Front Door Scuff Plates

    Black Painted Roof

     -

    Puddle lamps

    Vinyl Soft Armrest- Front

    R16 Black Alloy Wheels

     -

    Thunder Decal

    Rear Spoiler

     -

    Spare Wheel Cover

     -

    Metallic Pedals

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Diesel S Variant - 

    For an extra Rs. 55,000, the S variant gives you a 1-inch smaller touchscreen infotainment but with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. There’s also brighter HID headlamps, tyre pressure monitoring system, cruise control, cooled glovebox, colourful ambient lighting and all the black elements of the Thunder variant. A good deal indeed but the Titanium Plus variant covers all the necessities so, go for the S variant if you want to stand out.

    FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L DIESEL | S VARIANT | FEATURES OVER TITANIUM PLUS

    Rs. 11,35,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC 2019

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    ISOFIX

    8-inch touchscreen Infotainment System

    Cruise Control

    High Black Gloss Front Grille

    HID Headlamp

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    Puddle Lamp - On Outside Mirrors

    Black Painted Fog Lamp Bezel

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    SYNC3 with Voice Recognition

    Glove Box cooling

    Black Painted Roof Rails

    Ford MyKey

    Black Painted Roof

    Emergency Assistance

     -

    Leather Seats

     -  -

    Satin Orange Interior

     -  -  -

    Glossy Black Inside Door Handles

     -  -

    Sporty Alloy Pedal

     -

    Multicolour Footwell Ambient Lighting

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Diesel Best Variant - Titanium Plus

    The 2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 diesel’s Ambiente variant is a decent option to consider. The Trend is a great buy over the Ambiente and suitable for those who don’t want to spend much more than that. The Titanium and Thunder variants of the EcoSport diesel offer poor value for money. Meanwhile, the Titanium Plus variant is our top pick. The S variant is also a good deal for those who like the stylish looks of the Thunder but want a better value.

    FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L DIESEL - OUR RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    Ambiente

    Rs. 8,31,000

    Those who can’t stretch their budget can consider this variant

    Trend

    Rs. 9,11,000

    Not the most value-for-money, but okay to buy if you don’t want to spend more

    Titanium

    Rs. 9,90,000

    Not recommended

    Titanium Plus

    Rs. 10,80,000

    Top recommended variant

    Thunder

    Rs. 10,80,000

    Not recommended

    S

    Rs. 11,35,000

    Recommended for those who want their EcoSport to stand out on the road


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