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    Ford Freestyle Diesel Variants Explained - Which one to buy?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Friday, Oct 09 2020

    V3Cars reviews all the variants of the diesel-powered 2020 Ford Freestyle to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Ford Freestyle diesel is available with a 1.5-litre diesel engine, producing 100PS of max power with a claimed fuel efficiency of 23.8 kmpl. It is available with only a manual transmission.

     

    Ford Freestyle

    Ford Freestyle Prices

    The Freestyle diesel prices in India start at Rs 7.64 lakh for the Trend variant, and its top variant -- Titanium Plus -- is priced at Rs 8.49 lakh. The Flair, which is a cosmetic upgrade of the Titanium Plus variant, is priced at Rs 8.79 lakh.

    FORD FREESTYLE DIESEL PRICES

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | OCT 2020

    VARIANTS

    OLD PRICE

    TILL JUL 2020

    DIFFERENCE

    NEW PRICE

    OCT 2020

    Trend

    ₹7,34,000

    ₹30,000

    ₹7,64,000

    Titanium

    ₹7,84,000

    ₹30,000

    ₹8,14,000

    Titanium+

    ₹8,19,000

    ₹30,000

    ₹8,49,000

    Flair

    --

    --

    ₹8,79,000


    The table compares the Freestyle diesel’s old and new prices. It is worth noting that prices of all the variants have gone up by Rs 30,000.

    Freestyle Petrol vs Diesel Price Comparison

    Previously, the Ford Freestyle’s petrol and diesel engine versions had a price difference of Rs 90,000, but now, the difference is of Rs 1.10 lakh. The following table gives you a peek at the price comparison of the Freestyle’s petrol and diesel engine variants.

    FORD FREESTYLE PRICES

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | OCT 2020

    VARIANTS

    PETROL

    DIFFERENCE

    DIESEL

    Ambiente

    ₹5,99,000

    --

    --

    Trend

    ₹6,54,000

    ₹1,10,000

    ₹7,64,000

    Titanium

    ₹7,04,000

    ₹1,10,000

    ₹8,14,000

    Titanium+

    ₹7,39,000

    ₹1,10,000

    ₹8,49,000

    Flair

    ₹7,69,000

    ₹1,10,000

    ₹8,79,000


    Ford Freestyle Trend Variant

    Trend is the base variant of the diesel Freestyle, as the Ambiente variant is not available with the diesel engine. It is priced at Rs 7.64 lakh

    From the Trend variant onwards, the Freestyle mostly offers all the must-have features, such as an audio system with steering mounted controls, height adjustable driver seat, rear power windows, electrically adjustable ORVMs and adjustable rear headrests. 

    Also Read - Ford Freestyle Petrol Variants Explained - Which one to buy?

    This variant onwards you get body-coloured ORVMs, silver coloured roof rails and faux skid plates as well. 

    The following table offers you a look at all the features that the Trend variant offers over the Ambiente (petrol only) variant:

    FORD FREESTYLE TREND | FEATURES OVER AMBIENTE

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Anti-theft Alarm

    2-DIN Audio System

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat

    Body Coloured ORVMs

     

    AM/FM, MP3, AUX-in, USB & Bluetooth

    Rear Power Windows

    B/C Pillar Black Tape

     

    Steering Mounted Audio Controls

    Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

    Silver Skid Plates

     

    4 Speakers

    Adjustable Rear Headrests

    Silver Roof Rails

       

    Passenger Side Vanity Mirror

    Parking Brake Knob in Chrome

       

    Rear Parcel Tray

    Grey Steering Applique

       

    Luggage Lamp

     


    The features of the Ambiente variant are as follows:

    FORD FREESTYLE | AMBIENTE VARIANT

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Std. Safety Features

    Front Power Windows w/ Driver Side One Touch Up/Down

    Body Coloured Outside Door Handles

    Day/Night IRVM

    Tilt Steering

    Contrast Grey ORVMs

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Front Power Outlet

    Black Exterior Inserts

    Engine Immobilizer

    Rear Seat Fold Down

    Black Roof Rails

    Remote Central Locking

    Adjustable Front Headrests

    Wheel Covers

     

    Tachometer w/ Gear Shift Indicator

    Black Interior

     

    Driver & Passenger Front Seat Map Pockets

    Front Door Scuff Plate


    The Trend is the base variant in the Freestyle’s diesel version. Thus, if you wish to buy the Freestyle diesel, but have a strict budget, then you can definitely go for the Trend variant, as it mostly covers all the must-have features. 

    Ford Freestyle Trend Variant vs Titanium Variant

    The Freestyle Titanium is Rs 50,000 is more expensive than the Trend variant.

    FORD FREESTYLE | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | OCT 2020

     

    TREND

    DIFFERENCE

    TITANIUM

    DIESEL MT

    ₹7,64,000

    ₹ 50,000

    ₹8,14,000


    The Titanium variant adds a few important safety features to the package, like hill start assist, electronic stability control, traction control and rear parking camera. This variant also offers some feel-good features, like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, electrically foldable ORVMs and 15-inch alloy wheels. The following table gives you a peek at all the features that the Titanium variant offers over the Trend variant:

    FORD FREESTYLE TITANIUM | FEATURES OVER TREND

    Safety 

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Hill Start Assist

    7-inch Touchscreen w/ Navigation

    Follow-me-home Lights

    R15 Alloy Wheels

    Electronic Stability Control

     

    Push Button Start

    Inner Door Handles in Chrome

    Traction Control

     

    Electrically Foldable ORVMs

    Steering Wheel Applique in Deep Space Colour

    Rear View Camera

     

    Glove Box Light

     


    For all the added goodies, the Titanium comes for an added premium of Rs 50,000 over the Trend variant, and it is worth the upgrade. However, if you are eyeing the Titanium variant for the added safety features, then we would recommend to consider the Titanium+ variant instead. In a nutshell, the Trend variant is a good variant to go for, as it offers an overall complete package.

    Ford Freestyle Titanium Variant vs Titanium Plus Variant

    You can get the Titanium+ variant by spending an additional Rs 35,000 over the Titanium variant. 

    FORD FREESTYLE PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | OCT 2020

     

    TITANIUM

    DIFFERENCE

    TITANIUM+

    DIESEL MT

    ₹8,14,000

    ₹ 35,000

    ₹8,49,000


    This variant offers you additional features like Side & Curtain Airbags, Fog Lamps, Rear Wiper & Washer, Defogger, Auto Dimming IRVM, Auto AC, Auto Headlamps and Rain Sensing Wipers. The following table offers you a peek at all the additional features of the Titanium+ variant.

    FREESTYLE TITANIUM+ | FEATURES OVER TITANIUM

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Front Fog Lamps

    Auto AC

    Door Trim

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Auto Headlamps

     

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Rain Sensing Wipers

     

    Rear Defogger

    Steering Mounted Phone Controls

     

    Auto Dimming IRVM

       
         


    The Freestyle Titanium+ is not only a worthy upgrade over the Titanium variant, but is also the most value-for-money variant in the entire Freestyle range.

    Ford Freestyle Titanium Plus Variant vs Flair Variant

    The Freestyle Flair is Rs 30,000 more expensive than the Titanium+ variant, and it offers added cosmetic updates.

    FORD FREESTYLE PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | OCT 2020

     

    TITANIUM+

    DIFFERENCE

    FLAIR

    PETROL MT

    ₹7,39,000

    ₹ 30,000

    ₹7,69,000

    DIESEL MT

    ₹8,49,000

    ₹ 30,000

    ₹8,79,000


    The Flair varint offers only style upgrades and thus, doesn’t offer any additional functional features. The style updates include - red ORVMs, red roof rails, red skid plates, black alloy wheels, black roof and Flair decals. The seat upholstery comes with Flair branding, while the dashboard and steering gets glossy black inserts, and the doors flaunt red trim. 

    The below table gives you a peek at the Flair variant’s added cosmetic updates:

    FREESTYLE FLAIR | FEATURES OVER TITANIUM+

    Style

    Red ORVMs, Roof Rails & Skid Plates 

    Black Painted Alloys

    Black Roof

    Flair Decals on Outside & Seat Covers

    Red Door Trim

    Glossy Black Trim on Dashboard & Steering

    Black Interior Roof Lining

    Flair Branding on Sill Plates


    As the Flair variant is primarily a cosmetic upgrade, Titanium+ buyers may consider to go for this one for its exclusive appeal.

    Which Variant Of The 2020 Ford Freestyle Diesel Should You Buy?

    According to us, in the entire range of the Freestyle, the Titanium+ variant offers the best value and safety tech. Hence, the Titanium+ variant is our top recommendation. This means that if you can afford to go for any variant of the Freestyle, then you should buy the Titanium+.

    The Freestyle Titanium variant is also a good value for money upgrade over the lower variants, and you can consider this variant as well. However, not opting to get all the additional safety and functional features of the Titanium+ to avoid the additional premium of just 35,000, won’t be a sensible decision. 

    For all the entry-level Freestyle diesel buyers, the Trend is the variant to go for, because it offers mostly all the must-have features. 

    FORD FREESTYLE DIESEL | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price

    (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation



    Trend

    Rank 3

    ₹7,64,000

    For buyers on a budget

    Titanium

    Rank 2

    ₹8,14,000

    Value for money upgrade, but worth skipping for Titanium+ variant.

    Titanium+

    Rank 1

    ₹8,49,000

    Top recommended

    Flair

    --

    ₹8,79,000

    Up to buyers


    What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Ford Freestyle?

    The Ford Freestyle is available with 6 monotone or single shade exterior color options, namely - Brown, Grey, Silver, White, Red and White Gold (which is sort of beige). The Flair variant comes in 3 colours, namely - White, White Gold and Grey. 

    Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

    CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

    SEGMENT

    SUB-SEGMENT

    LENGTH

    EXAMPLE

    A Segment

    A

    < 3699mm

    Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

           

    B Segment

    B1

    3700-3850mm

    Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

    B2

    3850-3999mm

    Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Urban Cruiser

           

    C Segment

    C

    4000-4499mm

    Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

           

    D Segment

    D

    4500-4750mm

    Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

           

    D+ Segment

    D+

    4750+mm

    Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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