Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Ford Freestyle diesel is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 Freestyle's diesel variants and the features to tell you which variant is the most Value For Money (VFM). Then we will look at the engine specs, dimensions and fuel efficiency of the 2020 Ford Freestyle diesel.
What Are The Pros and Cons Of 2020 Ford Freestyle Diesel?
Ford Freestyle diesel’s USPs are:
SUV-like ground clearance of 190mm for a much lower price
Ford Freestyle diesel’s shortcomings are:
No Android Auto/Apple Carplay
No automatic transmission
Small boot space of 257 litres
If you prefer watching our video instead of reading, then here’s our variant breakdown of 2020 Ford Freestyle:
The 2020 Ford Freestyle is available in a total of 4 variants but you can get the diesel engine option in only the top 3 of those variants. The Freestyle diesel costs between Rs. 7.34 lakh and Rs. 8.19 lakh. It essentially starts where the Freestyle petrol maxes out. The Titanium Plus variant with the petrol engine costs Rs. 7.29 lakh (ex-showroom).
FORD FREESTYLE PRICE LIST
EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JUNE 2020
1.2L PETROL MT
1.5L DIESEL MT
Is The Trend Variant Of 2020 Ford Freestyle Diesel Worth Buying?
The Freestyle diesel isn’t available in the Ambiente variant. So, the whole not-a-VFM-upgrade recommendation, which we gave for the petrol Trend doesn’t apply here. With that in mind, the Trend variant of the Ford Freestyle diesel comes across as reasonably packed with functional features. It costs Rs. 7.44 lakh (ex-showroom), which is Rs. 90,000 more than the Trend petrol variant of the Ford Freestyle.
If you value functionality more than style, then the Trend variant is a great option. It covers the basics very well with a good number of must-have features. However, if you’re looking for a variant with that offers better value and some style features, then consider one of the higher variants.
FORD FREESTYLE DIESEL | TREND VARIANT
Rs. 7,44,000 | Ex-showroom Delhi | JUNE 2020
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Music System with Bluetooth/Aux/USB
Passenger Side Vanity Mirror
Parking Brake Knob in Chrome
Front Seatbelt Reminder
Steering Mounted Audio Controls
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Grey Steering Applique
Rear Parking Sensors
Tachometer w/ Gear Shift Indicator
Body Coloured ORVMs
ABS w/ EBD
Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests
Body Coloured Outside Door Handles
Silver Roof Rails
Dual Front Airbags
B/C Pillar Black Tape
Silver Skid Plates
Black Exterior Inserts
Front Power Outlet
Rear Seat Fold Down
Rear Parcel Tray
Front Door Scuff Plate
All Power Windows
Is The Titanium Variant Of 2020 Ford Freestyle Diesel Worth Buying?
The Titanium variant fo the Freestyle diesel costs Rs. 7.84 lakh - Rs. 50,000 more than the Trend. It adds the following notable features:
The value of features added is well above the incremental price increase over the Trend variant. So this variant is good value for money and worth buying. But, this isn’t the end of it. Let’s see if the Titanium Plus variant can better its VFM score.
FORD FREESTYLE DIESEL | TITANIUM VARIANT | FEATURES OVER TREND
Rs. 7,84,000 | Ex-showroom Delhi | JUNE 2020
Rear View Camera
7-inch Touchscreen w/ Navigation
15” Alloy Wheels
Hill Start Assist
Push Button Start
Inner Door Handles in Chrome
Electronic Stability Control
Electrically Foldable ORVMs
Steering Wheel Applique in Deep Space Colour
Glove Box Light
Is The Titanium Plus Variant Of 2020 Ford Freestyle Diesel Worth Buying?
The Titanium Plus variant of the Freestyle diesel costs Rs. 8.19 lakh, which is just Rs. 35,000 more. For this sum, the list of additional features is small but critical. Here are the additional features you get with the Titanium Plus variant:
The additional safety features of this variant alone justify upgrading to the top-spec variant of the Ford Freestyle diesel. Considering the price jump over the Trend variant, the Titanium Plus seems to punch well above its weight offering tremendous value for money. This is our top recommended Freestyle diesel variant to buy.
FORD FREESTYLE DIESEL | TITANIUM PLUS VARIANT | FEATURES OVER TITANIUM
Rs. 8.19 lakh | EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JUNE 2020
Front Fog Lamps
Steering Mounted Phone Controls
Side & Curtain Airbags
Rear Wiper & Washer
Rain Sensing Wipers
Which Variant Of The 2020 Ford Freestyle Diesel Offers The Most Value For Money?
The top-spec Titanium Plus variant of the Ford Freestyle diesel is the most value for money.
The base Trend variant of the Ford Freestyle is worth considering as it covers the basic must-have features very well. Buy it if you’re on a tight budget and you want the Ford Freestyle diesel. But, the Titanium variant trim offers better value as it has more features than the additional sum you pay to upgrade from the Trend option. So, it’s easy to recommend the Trend variant.
However, the Titanium Plus blows it out of the water by offering some notable and unique safety features for a lower than expected price. This is the variant we’d recommend you buy if you are considering the Freestyle diesel and want the best value for your money.
FORD FREESTYLE DIESEL | RECOMMENDATION
EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUNE 2020
Value for money upgrade, but it’s worth skipping for Titanium Plus variant.
Our top-recommended and most value for money variant.
What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Ford Freestyle Diesel?
The Ford Freestyle’s 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine makes 100PS power and 215Nm of torque. It’s available with a 5-speed manual transmission and there’s no automatic transmission option. It has a respectable fuel efficiency of 23.8kmpl.
FORD FREESTYLE DIESEL ENGINE SPECS
100PS @ 3750 rpm
Power To Weight
215Nm @ 1750-2500rpm
What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Ford Freestyle?
The Ford Freestyle diesel is 3954mm long, 1737mm wide and 1570mm tall. Its ground clearance of 190mm is a welcome bonus considering that it costs as much as a B2 segment hatchback. However, its boot size is on the small size even compared to the hatchbacks.
If you’re considering an SUV for better ground clearance and don’t want to spend a lot, then the Freestyle is a good option. Its clearance is better than the Honda WR-V, Mahindra XUV300 and Hyundai Venue.
FORD FREESTYLE DIMENSIONS
What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Ford Freestyle?
The 2020 Freestyle is available in the following 6 colour options: