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    Which Variant of 2020 Ford Freestyle Diesel Is Most Value For Money?

    by Jagdev Kalsi on Sunday, Jun 21 2020

    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.

     

    2020 Ford Freestyle Diesel

    What Are The Pros and Cons Of 2020 Ford Freestyle Diesel?

    Ford Freestyle diesel’s USPs are:

    • 6 airbags
    • 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:

    Video - Ford Freestyle Variants Explained | Ambiente, Trend, Titanium, Titanium Plus | The Ultimate Analysis

    What Is The Price Of 2020 Ford Freestyle Diesel?

    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

    AMBIENTE

    Rs. 5,89,000

    -

    TREND

    Rs. 6,44,000

    Rs. 7,34,000

    TITANIUM

    Rs. 6,94,000

    Rs. 7,84,000

    TITANIUM+

    Rs. 7,29,000

    Rs. 8,19,000


    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

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    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

    4 Speakers

    Tachometer w/ Gear Shift Indicator

    Body Coloured ORVMs

    ABS w/ EBD

    Anti-theft Alarm

    Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests

    Body Coloured Outside Door Handles

    High-Speed Alert

     -

    Power Mirrors

    Silver Roof Rails

    Dual Front Airbags

     -

    Luggage Lamp

    B/C Pillar Black Tape

    Day/Night IRVM

     -

    Keyless Entry

    Silver Skid Plates

    Engine Immobilizer

     -

    Tilt Steering

    Black Exterior Inserts

     -  -

    Front Power Outlet

    Wheel Covers

     -  -

    Rear Seat Fold Down

    Black Interior

     -  -

    Rear Parcel Tray

    Front Door Scuff Plate

     -  -

    All Power Windows

     -
     -  -

    Seatback Pockets

     -


    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:

    • 7-inch touchscreen
    • Rearview camera
    • Hill-start assist
    • ESC
    • Power folding mirrors
    • Traction control
    • Keyless entry and push-button start/stop
    • 15-inch alloys

    Also Read - Which Variant of 2020 Ford Freestyle Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

    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

    Safety 

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Rear View Camera

    7-inch Touchscreen w/ Navigation

    Follow-me-home Lights

    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

    Traction Control

     -

    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:

    • Fog lamps
    • 2 Thorax and 2 curtain airbags
    • Rear washer and wiper
    • Rear defogger
    • Auto-dimming inside mirror
    • Steering-mounted phone controls
    • Automatic wipers
    • Automatic headlamps
    • Automatic AC

    Also Read - Renault Triber 1.0L Petrol vs Ford Freestyle 1.2L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features

    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

    Safety

    Functional

    Front Fog Lamps

    Steering Mounted Phone Controls

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Auto Headlamp

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Rain Sensing Wipers

    Rear Defogger

    Auto AC

    Auto-Dimming IRVM

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    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

    Variant

    Price

    Recommendation

    Trend

    Rs. 7,34,000

    Worth buying.

    Titanium

    Rs. 7,84,000

    Value for money upgrade, but it’s worth skipping for Titanium Plus variant.

    Titanium Plus

    Rs. 8,19,000

    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

    Displacement

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 3750 rpm

    Power To Weight

    92.59PS/tonne

    Peak Torque

    215Nm @ 1750-2500rpm

    Transmission

    5-speed MT

    Claimed FE

    23.8kmpl


    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

    Length

    3954mm

    Width

    1737mm

    Height

    1570mm

    Wheelbase

    2490mm

    Ground Clearance

    190mm

    Boot space

    257-lt

    Fuel Tank

    40-lt

    Wheel Size

    185/60 R15


    What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Ford Freestyle?

    The 2020 Freestyle is available in the following 6 colour options:

    • Red
    • White
    • Silver
    • Grey
    • Cream (white gold)
    • Brown

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Jagdev heads content for V3Cars. Apart from driving cars, he likes to keep an eye on the industry trends. He thinks he knows why Maruti Suzuki sells the most number of cars in India.

     

    Twitter handle : @jagdevkalsi

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