Which Variant Of 2020 Ford EcoSport Petrol Is Best Value For Money?

Which Variant Of 2020 Ford EcoSport Petrol Is Best Value For Money?

7 years ago, EcoSport was Ford’s bestseller. It’s still their top seller and for good reason. It created the subcompact SUV segment. Some car buyers still swear by the OG sub-4m SUV and consider it before everything else. So, here’s the petrol EcoSport’s variant breakdown to let you know which variant is the most value for money.

 

2020 Ford EcoSport

What’s The Price Of 2020 Ford EcoSport BS6 Petrol?

The 2020 EcoSport petrol starts at Rs. 8.04 lakh for the Ambiente variant and tops out at Rs. 11.08 for the S variant with manual transmission. If you want an automatic transmission, the Titanium Plus is your only choice and it retails for Rs. 11.43 lakh.

2020 FORD ECOSPORT PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | Mar. 2020

 

AMBIENTE

TREND

TITANIUM

TITANIUM Plus

THUNDER

S

1.5L PETROL MT

Rs. 8,04,000

Rs. 8,84,000

Rs. 9,63,000

Rs. 10,53,000

Rs. 10,60,262

Rs. 11,08,000

1.5L PETROL AT

--

--

--

Rs. 11,43,000

--

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1.5L DIESEL MT

Rs. 8,54,000

Rs. 9,34,000

Rs. 9,90,000

Rs. 11,03,000

Rs. 11,03,000

Rs. 11,66,840


After the BS6 upgrade, the prices of the EcoSport petrol range went up by anywhere between Rs. 23,000 and Rs. 60,000. It also saw the introduction of a new S variant.

2020 FORD ECOSPORT PRICE LIST BS6 vs BS4

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | Mar. 2020

 

AMBIENTE

TREND

TITANIUM

TITANIUM Plus

THUNDER

S

1.5L PETROL MT (BS6) (Mar. 2020)

Rs. 8,04,000

Rs. 8,84,000

Rs. 9,63,000

Rs. 10,53,000

Rs. 10,60,262

Rs. 11,08,000

1.5L PETROL MT (BS4) (Dec 2019)

Rs. 7,81,000

Rs. 8,61,000

Rs. 9,40,000

Rs. 9,99,900

Rs. 9,99,900

NA

DIFFERENCE

Rs. 23,000

Rs. 23,000

Rs. 23,000

Rs. 53,100

Rs. 60,362

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What’s The Engine Spec Comparison Of Ford EcoSport BS6 Petrol Against Rivals?

The EcoSport has the biggest petrol engine and the best power output in its class of 122PS. The smaller turbo petrol engines of the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Hyundai Venue are more torquey, though.

Ford Ecosport

Those of you who value displacement over torque output will gravitate towards the EcoSport or the Brezza, both of which have a large naturally-aspirated engine. But if you also want an automatic transmission, the EcoSport’s 6-speed torque converter will seem superior than the Brezza’s 4-speed transmission.

2020 FORD ECOSPORT VS COMPETITION

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Ford 

EcoSport

Mar.uti Vitara Brezza

Tata 

Nexon

Mahindra

XUV300

Hyundai 

Venue

Displacement

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.2-litre

1.2-litre

1.0-litre

1.2-litre

Cylinder

3

4

3

3

3

4

Maximum Power

122PS@

6500rpm

105PS@

6000rpm

120PS@

5500rpm

110PS@

5000rpm

120PS@

6000rpm

83PS@

6000rpm

Maximum Torque

149Nm@

4500rpm

138Nm@

4400rpm

170Nm@

1750-4000rpm

200Nm@

2000-3500rpm

172Nm@

1500-4000rpm

115NM@

4000rpm

Transmission

5-Speed MT & 6-Speed AT

5-Speed MT & 4-Speed AT

6-Speed MT & 6-Speed AMT

6 Speed MT

6-Speed MT & 7-Speed DCT

5-Speed MT

Claimed FE

15.9kmpl & 14.7kmpl

17.03kmpl & 18.76kmpl

17.2kmpl & 16kmpl

-

-

-

Tested FE

-

13.63kmpl & -

-

-

-

-

 

How Does The 2020 Ford EcoSport’s Dimensions Compare In Segment?

The Ford EcoSport is the tallest in its class and has the largest boot and fuel tank too. But other than those three things it doesn’t lead in any other area. However, it has respectable ground clearance fo 200mm, which is second only to the Tata Nexon.

2020 FORD ECOSPORT VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Ford 

EcoSport

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata 

Nexon

Mahindra

XUV300

Hyundai 

Venue

Length

3998mm

3995mm

3993mm

3995mm

3995mm

Width

1765mm

1790mm

1811mm

1821mm

1770mm

Height

1647mm

1640mm

1606mm

1627mm

1605mm

Wheelbase

2519mm

2500mm

2498mm

2600mm

2500mm

Boot Space

352-lt

328-lt

350-lt

257-lt

350-lt

Ground Clearance

200mm

200mm

209mm

180mm

190mm (est.)

Fuel Tank

52-lt

48-lt

44-lt

42-lt

45-lt

Tyre Size (max)

205/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/55 R17

215/60 R16

 

2020 Ford EcoSport BS6 Petrol - Ambiente Variant

The Ford EcoSport’s Ambiente variant costs Rs. 8.04 lakh (ex-showroom). While it has a relatively high starting price, the base variant itself is fairly well loaded with features like tilt and telescopic steering, music system with Bluetooth, aux and USB, front and rear power windows, double-barrel headlamps and electrically-adjustable headlamps. The safety kit includes the usual stuff like 2 front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors and the like. If you’re restricted by your budget, then you can consider this variant.

FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L PETROL | AMBIENTE VARIANT

Rs. 8,04,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Mar. 2020

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 w/ EBD

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

AM/FM, MP3, AUX-in, USB

Front & Rear Power Windows

Double-Barrel Headlamps

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

Device Dock

Electrically-adjustable ORVMs with Turn Indicators

Dark Interior Theme

High Speed Alert

Engine Immobilizer

-

Speedo & Tachometer w/ Gear Shift Indicator

-

Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Pretensioners

Follow-me-home Headlamps

-

12V Front Power Outlet

-

Emergency Brake Light Flashing

Safe Clutch Start

-

Shopping Hooks in Boot

-
- - -

Courtesy Lamps in Front & Rear

-

 

FORD ECOSPORT VARIANT COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Mar. 2020

 

AMBIENTE

DIFFERENCE

TREND

PETROL MT

Rs. 8,04,000

Rs. 80,000

Rs. 8,84,000

 

2020 Ford EcoSport BS6 Petrol - Trend Variant

The Trend variant gets rear-view camera, rear defogger, rear washer and wiper, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment, steering-mounted controls, and automatic AC among other features. It costs Rs. 8.84 lakh, which is Rs. 80,000 more than the Ambiente variant. The features don’t justify the price hike but if you’re interested in getting some of these features, then you can consider the trend variant. If you can manage without these features, then you can get the Ambiente variant, which seems to offer better value than the Trend variant.

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

Rs. 8,84,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Mar. 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Defogger

9-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System w/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 Grille

- - -

Steering Wheel Silver Insert

 

2020 Ford EcoSport BS6 Petrol - Titanium Variant

At Rs. 9.63 lakh, the Titanium variant is Rs. 79,000 more expensive than the Trend variant. For that sum, it adds features like projector headlamps, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, LED DRLs, electrically-folding outside mirrors and 16-inch alloy wheels among others.

Ford Ecosport

The Titanium variant seems to justify the price jump over Trend variant, but it doesn’t wipe out the gap created by the Trend variant. So, we don’t recommend it.

FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L PETROL TITANIUM VARIANT | FEATURES OVER TREND

Rs. 9,63,000 | EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | Mar. 2020

Safety 

Functional

Style

Fog Lamps

Keyless Entry w/ Push Start/Stop Button

LED DRLs

Chrome Front Grille

Projector Headlamps

Front Full Console Armrest with Storage

16-inch Alloy Wheels

Front & Rear Bumper Applique

Locking Wheel Nut for Spare Alloy Wheel

Power Window with One-touch Driver Side Down

Roof Rails in Satin Aluminium 

Body-coloured Fog Lamp Bezel 

 

Power Fold Outside Mirror

Leather Steering Wheel

Chrome Rings on Cluster 

-

12V Rear Power Socket

- -
-

Rear Parcel Tray

- -
-

Load Compartment Light

- -

 

2020 Ford EcoSport BS6 Petrol - Thunder Variant

The Thunder variant costs Rs. 10.6 lakh, which is about Rs. 97,000 more than the Titanium. Besides some safety and functional features, this variant mostly adds cosmetic features. The list of features includes an electric sunroof, spare wheel cover, black alloy wheels, black bezel for headlamps and foglamps, black outside mirror housings, tan interiors, black roof, black front grille and rear armrest. Safety features of the Thunder variant include ESC, TCS, hill start assist and brake assist. For the added sum, the Thunder variant seems to offer great value and you should buy it if you like the cosmetic features it offers. However, if you can ditch those, then there’s better value to be had in another variant. Read on to find out.

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

Rs. 10,60,262 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Mar. 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)

-

Leatherette Seats

Outside Mirror Black

Hill Launch Assist(HLA)

-

Front Door Scuff Plates

Black Painted Roof

- -

Vinyl Soft Armrest- Front 

R16 Black Alloy Wheels

- -

Thunder Decal

Rear Spoiler

- - -

Spare Wheel Cover

 

2020 Ford EcoSport BS6 Petrol - Titanium Plus Variant

The Titanium Plus variant costs about Rs. 7,000 less than the Thunder variant. It gets all of the functional and safety features of the Thunder variant plus the electric sunroof. The additional features of the Titanium Plus variant include 4 extra airbags, auto-dimming inside mirror, automatic headlamps and wipers and sunglass holder. If you spend another Rs. 90,000 and get the automatic transmission, then you’ll get the cruise control feature and paddle shifters on the steering wheel for gear changes. The Titanium Plus variant costs Rs. 10.53 lakh with the manual transmission and Rs. 11.43 lakh with the automatic. This is, without a doubt, the most value for money variant in the EcoSport lineup regardless of which transmission option you choose.

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

Rs. 10,53,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Mar. 2020

Safety

Functional

Style

Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror

Rear Seat Armrest with cupholder

Chrome Inside Door Handles

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

60:40 Split Rear Seat

Electric Sunroof

Traction Control System (TCS)

Sunglass Holder

-

Hill Launch Assist(HLA)

Rain Sensing Wipers

-

Side & Curtain Airbags

Automatic Headlamps

-

Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)

Front Map Lamps

-
-

Cruise Control (AT Only)

-
-

Paddle Shifters(AT Only)

-

 

2020 Ford EcoSport BS6 Petrol - S Variant

The S variant is the new top trim in the EcoSport lineup and it costs Rs. 11.08 lakh - Rs. 55,000 more than the Titanium Plus variant. It gets a smaller 8-inch touchscreen but with smartphone connectivity, cruise control, HID headlamps, tyre pressure monitoring, cooled and illuminated glove box, puddle lamps, ambient lighting and leather seats among other features. This variant is also a decent upgrade but doesn’t come close to beating the VFM quotient of the Titanium Plus variant, which remains our top pick.

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

Rs. 11,08,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Mar. 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

-

Glove Box Illumination

Black Painted Roof

Emergency Assistance

-

Cargo Area Management System

Leather Seats

- - -

Satin Orange Interior

- - -

Glossy Black Inside Door Handles

- - -

Sporty Alloy Pedal

- - -

Multicolour Footwell Ambient Lighting

 

Which Variant Of The 2020 Ford EcoSport BS6 Petrol is The Best Value For Money?

The Ambiente variant is a good starting point and a better value than the Trend variant. But the Trend variant offers some must-have features so you could be tempted to upgrade to the Trend variant. The Titanium variant adds some more features but doesn’t offer much better value than the Trend. If you can afford, we’d suggest going for the Titanium Plus variant, which offers the best value for money and has plenty of style, functional and safety features. The Thunder and S variants are also good value but not like the Titanium Plus variant.

FORD ECOSPORT 1.5L PETROL RECOMMENDATION

Variant

Price (ex-showroom)

Recommendation

Ambiente

Rs. 8,04,000

For budget buyers only

Trend

Rs. 8,84,000

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

Titanium

Rs. 9,63,000

Not recommended

Titanium Plus MT

Rs. 10,53,000

Top recommended variant

Titanium Plus AT

Rs. 11,43,000

The only variant available with automatic. Worth buying.

Thunder

Rs. 10,60,262

Better opt for Titanium Plus

S

Rs. 11,08,000

For those who want to spend extra on style over Titanium Plus

 

What Are The Colour Options For 2020 Ford EcoSport BS6 Petrol?

The EcoSport is available in the following colours:

  • Brown
  • Blue
  • White
  • Silver
  • Red
  • Black
  • Grey

The Thunder variant is only available in white, brown and grey colours.

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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