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

    by Mahesh Yadav on Wednesday, Mar 11 2020

    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

    --

    --

    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

    -

     

    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.

    Ford EcoSport Petrol BS6 Variants Explained


    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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