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    Which Variant Of 2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Petrol Is Best Value For Money? Variant Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav on Tuesday, Dec 03 2019

    Before comparing the variants of the 2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 petrol, let’s start with getting an overview of the first real sub-compact SUV - starting with the prices.

    Ford EcoSport

    2019 Ford EcoSport Petrol Variants - Prices

    The 2019 Ford EcoSport starts at Rs. 7.81 lakh for the Ambiente variant with a petrol engine. The range-topping S variant of the EcoSport, which gets the turbo petrol engine costs Rs. 10.85 lakh (ex-showroom).

    FORD ECOSPORT PETROL PRICE (EX-SHOWROOM INDIA  | DEC 2019)

     

    AMBIENTE

    TREND

    TITANIUM

    TITANIUM+

    THUNDER

    S

    1.5L PETROL MT

    Rs. 7,81,000

    Rs. 8,61,000

    Rs. 9,40,000

    Rs. 9,99,900

    Rs. 9,99,900

    -

    1.5L PETROL AT

    -

    -

    -

    Rs. 11,20,000

    -

    -

    1.0L PETROL MT

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Rs. 10,85,000

    1.5L DIESEL MT

    Rs. 8,31,000

    Rs. 9,11,000

    Rs. 9,90,000

    Rs. 10,80,000

    Rs. 10,80,000

    Rs. 11,35,000

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport Petrol Variants - Engine Specs

    The Ford EcoSport’s 1.5-litre normal petrol engine makes 123PS of power while the 1.0-litre turbo petrol makes a class-leading 125PS of power. Not significantly better than the Hyundai’s 1.0-litre turbo petrol. Similarly, the torque output stands at 150Nm for normal petrol and 170Nm for the turbo petrol. The turbo petrol’s figures are on par with the Venue, Nexon and XUV300. But the more mainstream 1.5-litre normal petrol’s figure stands at a very respectable 150Nm.

    2019 FORD ECOSPORT VS COMPETITION PETROL ENGINE SPECS (BS4)

     

    Ford 

    EcoSport

    Hyundai 

    Venue

    Tata 

    Nexon

    Mahindra

    XUV300

    Honda

    WR-V

    Displacement

    1.0-litre Turbo

    1.5-litre

    1.0-litre Turbo

    1.2-litre

    1.2-litre Turbo

    1.2-litre Turbo

    1.2-litre

    Power

    125PS @ 6000rpm

    123PS @ 6500rpm

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    Torque

    170Nm @ 1500 - 4500rpm

    150Nm @ 4500rpm

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    115Nm @ 4000rpm

    170Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    200Nm @ 2000 - 3500rpm

    110Nm @ 4800rpm

    Transmission

    6-MT

    5-MT & 6-AT

    6-MT & 7-AT

    5-MT

    MT & AT

    MT

    MT

    Claimed FE

    17.6kmpl

    16.5/14.6kmpl

    18.2kmpl

    17.5kmpl

    17kmpl

    17kmpl

    17.5kmpl

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Petrol Variants - Dimensions

    The EcoSport doesn’t have the longest wheelbase, the best ground clearance, the biggest boot or the widest body. But it fares well in all of these areas and is pretty far from the bottom of the barrel.

    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 Ambiente Variant - Buy Only If You’re On A Budget

    The Ambiente variant of the Ford EcoSport gets functional features like tilt and telescopic steering, all four power windows, height adjustable front and rear headrests and electrically-adjustable outside mirrors. The safety kit includes 2 front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, double-barrel headlamps, day/night inside mirror, central locking among others. It also gets a 4-speaker music system with Bluetooth and USB. Since it covers the basics fairly well, it’s worth considering but we can’t recommend it wholeheartedly since it misses out on a few essential safety equipment like rear defogger, washer and wiper. We’d suggest you consider the Trend variant instead.

    FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L PETROL | AMBIENTE VARIANT

    Rs. 7,81,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC 2019

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Dual Front Airbags

    Day/night IRVM

    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

    Quadbeam Reflector Headlamp with Chrome Bezel

    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 ORVM with Turn Indicator

    Dark interior theme

    High Speed Alert

    Engine Immobilizer

     -

    Speedo & Tachometer with gear shift indicator

    Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Pretensioners

    Follow me home headlamps

    12V Power Source Outlet

     -

    Shopping hooks in the boot

     

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

    The Trend variant is Rs. 80,000 pricier and that additional cost brings with it features like a 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. These features not only enhance the ownership experience and the style of your EcoSport but also cover the safety angle.

    2019 Ford EcoSport Interior

    Unfortunately, the touchscreen doesn’t come with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Even worse is that these features are reserved only for the top-shelf S variant.

    2019 Ford EcoSport Exterior

    So, this is a great option to consider but certainly not the most value-for-money variant of the EcoSport. Especially because the Titanium variant is scores even worse in the value-for-money aspect.

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

    Rs. 8,61,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC 2019

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Defogger

    9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Navigation

    Automatic Air Conditioner

    Body Coloured Outside Mirror

    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 Petrol Titanium Variant - Not Recommended

    The Titanium variant brings with it a steep increase in ex-showroom price of almost Rs. 80,000 and features such as fog lamps, halogen 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. Most of these features you can get post purchase. This option is even better because you can choose specific features that you find most valuable instead of picking up the entire package. And, there’s a good chance you’ll come out with a bit of change left in your pocket. So, we’d suggest you skip this variant and instead consider the Titanium Plus variant.

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

    Rs. 9,40,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC 2019

    Safety 

    Functional

    Style

    Fog Lamps

    Front Full Console Armrest with Storage

    LED DRL

    Chrome Front Grill

    Projector Headlamp

    Power Fold Outside mirror

    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 Petrol Titanium Plus Variant - Top Recommended

    The Titanium Plus variant adds a modest Rs. 60,000 or so to the price tag and gets you a sunroof, 4 extra airbags, 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. These features are certainly worth more than what the premium to upgrade to the Titanium Plus variant might suggest. It’s a no brainer. This is our top recommended variant if you want to buy the 2019 Ford EcoSport with a BS4 petrol engine.

    FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L PETROL | TITANIUM PLUS | FEATURES OVER TITANIUM

    Rs. 9,99,900 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC 2019

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)

    Rear Seat Armrest with cupholder

    Electric Sunroof

    Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

    60:40 Split Rear Seat

    Chrome Inside Door Handles

    Traction Control System (TCS)

    Sunglass Holder

     

    Hill Launch Assist(HLA)

    Automatic Wipers

     

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Automatic Headlamps

     

    Auto Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror

    Front Map Lamps

     


    Also Read - Which Variant Of 2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Diesel Is Best Value For Money?

    FORD ECOSPORT VARIANT COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | DEC 2019

     

    TITANIUM

    DIFFERENCE

    THUNDER

    PETROL MT

    Rs. 9,40,000

    Rs. 59,000

    Rs. 9,99,900

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Petrol Thunder Variant - Not Recommended

    For the same price as the Titanium Plus, you can also opt for the Thunder variant, which adds a few cosmetic features over the Titanium Plus trim but takes away a few critical safety and functional equipment. So, we can’t recommend the Thunder variant over the similarly-priced Titanium Plus variant.

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

    Rs. 9,99,900 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC 2019

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Brake Assist 

    Rear Seat Armrest with cupholder

    Electric Sunroof

    Bold Black Front Grille

    Electronic Stability Control (ESC) 

    60:40 Split Rear Seat

    Cognac Interior

    Black Headlamps & Fog Lamps Bezel

    Traction Control System (TCS)

    Folding grab handles

    Leatherette Seats

    Outside Mirror Black

    Hill Launch Assist(HLA)

    Puddle lamps

    Front Door Scuff Plates

    Black Painted Roof

     -

    Vinyl Soft Armrest- Front 

    R16 Black Alloy Wheels

     -

    Thunder Decal

    Rear Spoiler

     -  -

    Spare Wheel Cover

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Petrol Titanium Plus Automatic Variant - Slightly Expensive

    There’s only 1 variant of the Ford EcoSport petrol with the option of automatic. Thankfully, it’s the most value for money variant - Titanium Plus. However, the premium you pay for not having to play with the clutch and gear lever will cost you Rs. 1.2 lakh. That’ll get you a 6-speed torque converter automatic, which is an archaic technology but also known to be far more reliable than a dual-clutch automatic. Its price is a bit on the higher side but not too high either. Buy if you want your EcoSport with an automatic.

    Ford EcoSport Exterior

    2019 Ford EcoSport BS4 Petrol S Variant - Not Recommended

    The upgrade to the S variant costs Rs. 85,000 and brings with it the acclaimed 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. It makes 125PS of power at a lower 6000rpm and a stronger torque of 170Nm between 1500 and 4500rpm - the widest torque band in the segment. And there’s a 6-speed manual transmission too to make the most of its strong mid range performance.

    2019 Ford EcoSport Side Exterior

    Besides that, you get brighter HID headlamps, tyre pressure monitoring system, cruise control, cooled glovebox, colourful ambient lighting and black elements similar to the Thunder variant. It has a smaller 8-inch touchscreen but with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. There’s also gets the Ford MyKey feature to limit the top speed and ensure that the driver wears a seatbelt - very important feature indeed as it gets the performance-oriented engine.

    2019 Ford EcoSport Exterior

    Back in the day, this was the gold standard of small, turbo charged petrol engines. The game has changed. You now have Nexon, XUV300 and Hyundai Venue available with punchy turbo petrol engines. So, the EcoBoost engine isn’t its strong point - even less so because the normal petrol engine is also a good performer. In fact, the turbo petrol could cost more when the time comes to maintain because the Ford’s turbo petrol engine isn’t as heavily localised as its rivals.

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

    Rs. 10,85,000 | 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 - 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

     

    Which Ford EcoSport Petrol Variant is Best?

    To recap, the Ambiente and Trend variants are both reasonably well equipped. The Trend more than the Ambiente. But their value proposition is still not as strong as the Titanium Plus but not as bad as the Titanium variant either.

    FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L DIESEL

    OUR RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    Ambiente

    Rs. 7,81,000

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

    Trend

    Rs. 8,61,000

    Not a value-for-money upgrade, but worth considering if you don’t want to spend any more on any higher variant of EcoSport

    Titanium

    Rs. 9,40,000

    Not recommended

    Titanium Plus

    Rs. 9,99,900

    Top recommended variant

    Titanium Plus Automatic

    Rs. 11,20,000

    Slightly expensive over its manual counterpart, but it’s the only automatic variant

    Thunder

    Rs. 9,99,900

    For those who can sacrifice on features of Titanium+ for looks. Not recommended otherwise.

    S

    Rs. 10,85,000

    Not recommended

     

    2019 Ford EcoSport Petrol BS4 Variants 

     


    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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