2021 Ford EcoSport Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

2021 Ford EcoSport Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

V3Cars reviews all variants of the 2021 Ford EcoSport to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The EcoSport is available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine, paired with either a manual or a torque converter type automatic transmission.

 

2021 Ford EcoSport

What Are The Prices of Ford EcoSport 2021?

The 2021 Ford EcoSport petrol’s prices start from Rs 7.99 lakh and go up to Rs 11.19 lakh.

The newly introduced SE variant’s petrol-manual powertrain version costs Rs 10.49 lakh, while its diesel-manual version is tagged at Rs 10.99 lakh. The corresponding petrol and diesel variants of the EcoSport have a price difference ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 70,000. The EcoSport petrol version with automatic transmission option is available in only the top Titanium+ variant, which is priced at Rs 11.19 lakh. 

The following table offers a look at the pricing details of the 2021 Ford EcoSport variants:

2021 FORD ECOSPORT PRICES

Variant

Petrol

Difference

Diesel

 

MANUAL

AMBIENTE

Rs 7,99,000

Rs 70,000

Rs 8,69,000

TREND

Rs 8,64,000

Rs 50,000

Rs 9,14,000

TITANIUM

Rs 9,79,000

Rs 20,000

Rs 9,99,900

SE

Rs 10,49,000

Rs 50,000

Rs 10,99,000

S

Rs 10,99,000

Rs 50,000

Rs 11,49,000

 

AUTOMATIC

TITANIUM+

Rs 11,19,000

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What Are The Engine Specifications of Ford EcoSport? 

The EcoSport petrol is equipped with a 1.5-litre engine that produces 122PS of maximum power and 149Nm of peak torque. Apart from the EcoSport, the Venue, Magnite, Kiger, WR-V, Brezza, Urban Cruiser and Sonet get powered by normal petrol engines in this segment. Among all the cars, the EcoSport, Magnite and Kiger come with 3-cylinder engines, while the rest have 4 cylinder ones. The EcoSport offers the segment-best power and torque outputs, but its claimed fuel efficiency is the least in the segment. 

You can check all the specifications of the regular petrol engine of the 2021 Ford EcoSport and comparison with its rivals in the table below:

B2 SUV SEGMENT

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

EcoSport

Venue

Magnite/Kiger

WR-V

Brezza/Urban Cruiser

Sonet

Displacement

1.5L

1.2L

1.0L

1.2L

1.5L

1.2L

Cylinder

3

4

3

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1496cc

1197cc

999cc

1199cc

1462cc

1197cc

Maximum Power

122PS @ 6500rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

72PS @ 6250rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6300rpm

Power:Weight

97.91PS/t

76.78PS/t

76.68PS/t**

81.37PS/t

92.92PS/t

76PS/t*

Peak Torque

149Nm @ 4500rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

96Nm @ 3500rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

115Nm @ 4200rpm

Torque:Weight

119.58Nm/t

105.46Nm/t

102.24Nm/t**

99.46Nm/t

122.12Nm/t

105Nm/t*

Manual

Transmission

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

Manual

Claimed FE

15.9kmpl

17.27kmpl

18.75kmpl / NA

16.5kmpl

17.03kmpl

18.4kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

6TC

--

-- / 5AMT

--

4TC

--

Automatic

Claimed FE

14.7kmpl

--

-- / NA

--

18.76kmpl (Mild Hybrid)

--

*est. & **Magnite

The Sonet, Venue, Magnite, Nexon and XUV300 also come with 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines. In comparison to these as well, the EcoSport is the most powerful. Nevertheless, in this case, the EcoSport’s torque:weight ratio is the least among these cars, while it is also the least fuel efficient of the lot.

You can check all the specifications of the turbo charged petrol engine of the 2021 Ford EcoSport and comparison with its rivals in the table below:

B2 SEGMENT SUVs

ECOSPORT vs TURBO PETROL SUVs

 

EcoSport

Sonet

Venue

Magnite / Kiger

Nexon

XUV300

Displacement

1.5L

1.0L

1.0L

1.0L

1.0L

1.2L

1.2L

Cylinder

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Cubic Capacity

1496cc

998cc

998cc

999cc

999cc

1199cc

1197cc

Maximum Power

122PS @ 6500rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

120PS @ 5500rpm

110.1PS @ 5000rpm

Power:Weight

97.91PS/t

103PS/t*

103.99PS/t

98.62PS/t / 98.81PS/t

96.25PS/t

96.77PS/t

81.43PS/t

Peak Torque

149Nm @ 4500rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

160Nm @ 2800 - 3600rpm

152Nm @ 2200 - 4400rpm

170Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

200Nm @ 2000 - 3500rpm

Torque:Weight

119.58Nm/t

149Nm/t*

149.05Nm/t

157.79Nm/t / 158.10Nm/t

146.29Nm/t

137.1Nm/t

147.93Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

5MT

6ACMT

6MT/6ACMT

5MT

--

6MT

6MT

Manual

Claimed FE

15.9kmpl

18.2kmpl

18.07kmpl

20kmpl

--

17.57kmpl

16.82kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

6TC

7DCT

7DCT

--

CVT

6AMT

--

Automatic

Claimed FE

14.7kmpl

18.3kmpl

17.99kmpl

--

17.7kmpl

16.35kmpl

--

*est.

The EcoSport packs in a 1.5 litre diesel engine that delivers 100PS of maximum power and 215Nm of peak torque. Its power:weight and torque:weight ratios are the least amongst all its rivals. In this segment, only the EcoSport diesel comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, while all the other diesel cars get a 6-speed unit. The EcoSport diesel version’s claimed fuel efficiency is only better than the XUV300 in the segment. 

The following table offers all the specifications of the diesel engine of the 2021 Ford EcoSport and comparison with its rivals:

B2 SUV SEGMENT

DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

 

EcoSport

Sonet

Nexon

WR-V

XUV300

Venue

Displacement

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

Cylinder

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1498cc

1493 cc

1493 cc

1497cc

1498cc

1497cc

1493cc

Maximum Power

100PS @ 3750rpm

100PS @ 4000rpm

115PS @ 4000rpm

110PS @ 4000rpm

100PS @ 3600rpm

116PS @ 3750rpm

100PS @ 4000rpm

Power:Weight

76.80PS/t

85PS/t*

97PS/t*

83.65PS/t

81.04PS/t

82.45PS/t

84.96PS/t

Peak Torque

215Nm @ 1750-2500rpm

240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

260Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

200Nm @ 1750rpm

300Nm @ 1500 - 2500rpm

240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

Torque:Weight

165.13Nm/t

203Nm/t*

212Nm/t*

197.72Nm/t

162.07Nm/t

211.42Nm/t

203.91Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

5-speed

6-speed

--

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

Manual

Claimed FE

21.7kmpl

24.1kmpl

--

22.44kmpl

23.7kmpl

20.1kmpl

22.7kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

--

--

6TC

6AMT

--

6AMT

--

Automatic

Claimed FE

--

--

19kmpl

22.44kmpl

--

19.7kmpl

--

*est.

What Are The Dimensions of Ford EcoSport?

The EcoSport is a B2-segment SUV, and thus, its overall length (without the spare tyre) is around 4m. It is wider than the WR-V, Magnite and Kiger, but is the tallest car in the segment. Except for the XUV300 and WR-V, the EcoSport offers the longest wheelbase in the lot. It has a boot space of 352-litres, which is similar to that of the Venue and Nexon. It has a ground clearance of 200mm, which is the same as of Brezza, but it is lesser than the Sonet, Nexon, Magnite and Kiger. The EcoSport comes with 15- and 16-inch wheel options. 

You can view the dimension details of the 2021 Ford EcoSport along with comparison with its rivals in the table below:

B2 SEGMENT SUVs

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

EcoSport

Sonet

Venue

WR-V

Brezza

Nexon

Magnite

XUV300

Kiger

Length

3998mm

3995mm

3995mm

3999mm

3995mm

3993mm

3994mm

3995mm

3991mm

Width

1765mm

1790mm

1770mm

1734mm

1790mm

1811mm

1758mm

1821mm

1750mm

Height

1647mm

1642mm

1605mm

1601mm

1640mm

1606mm

1572mm

1627mm

1600mm (w/ rails)

Wheelbase

2519mm

2500mm

2500mm

2555mm

2500mm

2498mm

2500mm

2600mm

2500mm

Boot Space

352-lt

392-lt

350-lt

363-lt

328-lt

350-lt

336-lt

257-lt

405-lt

Ground Clearance

200mm

205mm

190mm

188mm

200mm

209mm

205mm

180mm

205mm

Fuel Tank

52-lt

45-lt

45-lt

40-lt

48-lt

44-lt

40-lt

42-lt

40-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

195/65 R15

195/65 R15

195/65 R15

195/60 R16

205/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

205/65 R16

195/60 R16

Tyre Size (Top)

205/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/55 R17

195/60 R16


Ford EcoSport Variant-Wise Features 

What Are The Features of Ford EcoSport Ambiente Variant?

The base Ambiente variant of the EcoSport is priced at Rs 7.99 lakh with the petrol engine, while the diesel version is tagged at Rs 8.69 lakh. 

Also Read - 2020 Nissan Magnite vs Ford EcoSport - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

This variant offers all the standard safety features along with features like day/night IRVM and central locking with impact sensing auto door unlock and speed-sensing auto door lock. 

This variant gets body-coloured bumpers, but door handles and ORVMs are black. There’s 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers as well. It is worth noting that the EcoSport Ambiente gets a black interior. 

You can check out the safety and style related features of the 2021 Ford EcoSport Ambiente variant in the following table: 

FORD ECOSPORT AMBIENTE | FEATURES

Safety

Style

Std Safety Features

Central Locking

Body-coloured Bumpers

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners & Load Limiter

Day/Night IRVM

R15 Steel Wheels w/ Wheel Covers

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Black ORVMs & Door Handles

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Dark Interior Theme

Emergency Brake Light Flashing

Turn Indicators on ORVMs


The EcoSport also offers an audio system with 4 speakers starting right from the base variant. Some of the key functional features of the base Ambiente variant include: tilt and telescopic steering, front and rear power windows, adjustable rear headrests and electrically adjustable ORVMs. 

The table below offers a look at all the entertainment and functional features of the 2021 EcoSport Ambiente variant:

ECOSPORT AMBIENTE | FEATURES

Entertainment

Functional

Audio System

Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel

Front Power Outlet

AM/FM, MP3, AUX-in, USB

Front & Rear Power Windows

Follow-me-home Headlamps

Bluetooth Connectivity

Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests

Dead Pedal

Front & Rear Speakers

Electrically-adjustable ORVMs

Telematics


The EcoSport Ambiente base variant lacks some of basic features, such as remote central locking, steering-mounted audio controls and body-coloured door handles and ORVMs. 

Also Read - 2020 Kia Sonet vs Ford EcoSport - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

Whether you should settle for the EcoSport Ambiente base variant or go for the next Trend variant, we shall discuss after looking into the latter’s details. 

What Are The Features of Ford EcoSport Trend Variant?

The EcoSport Trend variant costs Rs 65,000 more than the Ambiente variant with the petrol engine, and Rs 45,000 more in case of the diesel version.

FORD ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

 

AMBIENTE

DIFFERENCE

TREND

PETROL MT

Rs 7,99,000

Rs 65,000

Rs 8,64,000

DIESEL MT

Rs 8,69,000

Rs 45,000

Rs 9,14,000


This variant adds in some important features, such as rear wiper and defogger, touchscreen infotainment system with steering-mounted audio controls, rear parking camera, auto AC, height adjustable driver seat, body-coloured door handles & ORVMs and 16-inch wheels with wider tyres.

The table below offers a look at all the additional features of the 2021 Ford EcoSport Trend variant over the base Ambiente variant: 

ECOSPORT TREND | FEATURES OVER AMBIENTE

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Defogger

9” Touchscreen Infotainment System

Auto AC

Body Coloured ORVMs & Door Handles

Rear Wiper & Washer

2 Tweeters

Height-adjustable Driver Seat 

Light Interior

Rear Parking Camera 

Audio Controls on Steering Wheel

Passenger Seat Back Pocket

Silver Front Grille

 

Navigation

 

Black B-pillar

     

R16 Steel Wheels w/ Wider Tyres

       
       


As per our internal data, the Trend variant’s added features justify the additional premium of Rs 65,000. So in case of both petrol and diesel versions, we recommend the Trend variant over Ambiente, as it offers all basic features as well as some good-to-have features without compromising on value. 

Also Read - Ford EcoSport 2020 vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions, Mileage Comparison

We would have liked it better, if the Trend variant’s infotainment system also offered Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options. 

What Are The Features of Ford EcoSport Titanium Variant? 

The EcoSport Titanium petrol variant is Rs 1,15,000 more expensive, while the diesel version is around Rs 85,000 more expensive than the corresponding Trend counterparts. 

FORD ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

 

TREND

DIFFERENCE

TITANIUM

PETROL MT

Rs 8,64,000

Rs 1,15,000

Rs 9,79,000

DIESEL MT

Rs 9,14,000

Rs 85,900

Rs 9,99,900


The Titanium variant adds in some important safety features such as electronic stability control, traction control, hill start assist, projector headlamps and fog lamps. 

Some of the key functional and style related add-ons in this variant are: 

LED DRLs, 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, electrically foldable ORVMs, sunroof, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, front armrest w/ storage and leather-wrapped steering wheel. 

You can view all the additional features of the 2021 Ford EcoSport Titanium variant over the Trend variant in the table below: 

ECOSPORT TITANIUM | FEATURES OVER TREND

Safety 

Functional

Style

Fog Lamps

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

LED DRLs

Projector Headlamps

Front Armrest w/ Storage

R16 Alloy Wheels

Electronic Stability Control

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

Roof Rails

Traction Control

One-touch Driver Side Operation on Power Windows

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Hill Start Assist

Rear Power Outlet

Chrome Front Grille

 

Rear Parcel Tray

Front & Rear Bumper Applique

   

Better Looking Instrument Cluster 

   

Electric Sunroof

     


According to our internal data, the Titanium variant’s additional features are worth more than its incremental cost of Rs 1,15,000. For its added safety and good-to-have features, choosing this variant will be a sensible decision, and this is true for both petrol and diesel versions.

What Are The Features of Ford EcoSport Titanium+ Variant?

The EcoSport Titanium+ variant is only available with petrol-automatic powertrain, and costs Rs 1.40 lakh more than the petrol-manual Titanium variant. As its price is over the Rs 10 lakh slab, in some states it will attract more tax, and as a result, the Rs 1.40 lakh price difference between these two variants will eventually go up to Rs 2 lakh.

FORD ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

 

TITANIUM MANUAL

DIFFERENCE

TITANIUM+ AUTOMATIC

PETROL

Rs 9,79,000

Rs 1,40,000

Rs 11,19,000


Apart from offering an automatic transmission, the Titanium+ variant also has paddle shifters, and 2 important safety features -- side and curtain airbags and auto-dimming IRVM. 

This variant also offers some other useful functional features, such as cruise control, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and 60:40 split rear seat with armrest.

The following table lists all the additional features of the 2021 Ford EcoSport Titanium+ variant over the Titanium variant:

ECOSPORT TITANIUM+ | FEATURES OVER TITANIUM

Safety & Style

Functional

Side & Curtain Airbags

Cruise Control

Sunglass Holder

Paddle Shifters

Auto Dimming IRVM

Driver Seat Back Pocket

Rain Sensing Wipers

Front Map Lamps

Chrome Inside Door Handles

Rear Armrest

Automatic Headlamps

60:40 Split Rear Seat

       


According to our internal data, the incremental cost of around Rs 2 lakh for the extra features and automatic transmission of the Titanium+ over the Titanium variant, is completely justified. 

What Are The Features of Ford EcoSport SE Variant?

The newly launched EcoSport SE variant is Rs 70,000 more expensive over the Titanium variant in case of the petrol version, while in case of the diesel version, it is around Rs 1 lakh costlier. Since the Titanium variant is priced under the price range of Rs 10 lakh, while the SE is over Rs 10 lakh, the SE variant will attract more tax in many states. As a result, the price difference between the Titanium and SE variant will be around Rs 1 lakh in case of petrol, and around Rs 1.50 lakh in case of diesel version. 

FORD ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

 

TITANIUM

DIFFERENCE

SE

PETROL MT

Rs 9,79,000

Rs 70,000

Rs 10,49,000

DIESEL MT

Rs 9,99,900

Rs 99,100

Rs 10,99,000


The SE variant gives a miss to the boot-mounted spare wheel, but comes with the puncture repair kit instead. 

Over the Titanium variant, the SE variant’s notable safety related features include - side and curtain airbags, HID headlamps, tyre pressure monitoring system and auto dimming IRVM.

Apart from these, there are also some important add-on functional features in this variant, such as -- rain sensing wipers, auto headlamps, cruise control and 60:40 split rear seat with armrest. 

In terms of entertainment, the EcoSport SE offers an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. 

You can see all the added features of the 2021 Ford EcoSport SE variant over the Titanium variant in the following table: 

ECOSPORT SE | FEATURES OVER TITANIUM

Safety

Functional

Style & Entertainment

HID Headlamps

Rain Sensing Wipers

Puncture Repair Kit

Chrome Rear Applique

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Auto Headlamps

Glove Box Illumination

Chrome Inner Door Handles

Ford MyKey

60:40 Rear Seat

Driver Seat Back Pocket

Multicolour Footwell Ambient Lighting

Emergency Assistance

Cruise Control

Rear Armrest

8” Touchscreen Infotainment System

Side & Curtain Airbags

Sunglass Holder

Boot-mounted Spare Wheel

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Auto Dimming IRVM

   

SYNC3 with Voice Recognition

       


As per our internal data, the SE variant’s incremental cost of around Rs 80,000 over the Titanium is justified. In case of the petrol version, for the additional safety features it is logical to pay this extra premium. However, for the diesel version, we suggest that going for the Titanium variant instead will be more sensible.

What Are The Features of Ford EcoSport S Variant? 

The EcoSport S top variant costs Rs 50,000 more than the SE variant.

FORD ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

 

SE

DIFFERENCE

S

PETROL MT

Rs 10,49,000

Rs 50,000

Rs 10,99,000

DIESEL MT

Rs 10,99,000

Rs 50,000

Rs 11,49,000


Over the SE, the top S variant primarily adds-in style related features for more premium look and feel. These include - black front grille, roof and roof rails, and leather seats with black-orange interior.

Apart from these there are other additional functional features such as isofix and puddle lamps. 

All the additional features offered by the 2021 Ford EcoSport S variant over the SE variant are listed in the following table:

ECOSPORT S | FEATURES OVER SE

Safety & Functional

Style

ISOFIX

Glossy Black Front Grille

Leather Seats

Puddle Lamps on ORVMs

Black Roof & Roof Rails

Satin Orange Interior

Cargo Area Management System

Black Inside Door Handles

Alloy Pedals

     


In case of the petrol engine option, you can consider the top S variant for its exclusivity, but it is not a sensible choice in case of the diesel version. 

Ford EcoSport Variants - Which Variant To Buy?

Let us sum up all the variant-wise recommendations on the 2021 Ford EcoSport.

In the EcoSport petrol-manual range, our top recommendation remains the Titanium variant. It offers a good balance of all the must-have features and several good-to-have features, and is also the most value-for-money variant.

If you really care for extra airbags and feel-good features, then you may consider the SE variant. 

If you wish to get an affordable EcoSport, then we recommend the Trend variant, as it offers almost all must-have features along with a few feel-good features as well, without compromising on the value. Hence, it is definitely a better choice over the base Ambiente variant.

If you wish to buy the EcoSport with the petrol-automatic powertrain option, then the Titanium+ variant is the only choice. This variant is sensibly priced as per its added features and automatic transmission, so you won’t compromise on value.

Here’s a brief look at our variant-wise recommendations on the 2021 Ford EcoSport petrol:

FORD ECOSPORT PETROL MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Ambiente

Rank 4

Rs 7,99,000

Not recommended

Trend

Rank 4

Rs 8,64,000

The variant for budget buyers

Titanium

Rank 1

Rs 9,79,000

Top recommended variant

SE

Rank 2

Rs 10,49,000

Can upgrade for added safety

S

Rank 3

Rs 10,99,000

Can consider for exclusivity

FORD ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

 

TITANIUM MANUAL

DIFFERENCE

TITANIUM+ AUTOMATIC

PETROL

Rs 9,79,000

Rs 1,40,000

₹11,19,000


In the EcoSport diesel-manual powertrain range, the Titanium variant is again our top recommendation. If you wish to buy a lower, affordable variant, then you can go for the Trend variant. 

In case of diesel, choosing the SE and S variants are expensive propositions, hence we would not recommend them. 

Take a brief look at our variant-wise recommendations on the 2021 Ford EcoSport diesel:

FORD ECOSPORT DIESEL MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Ambiente

Rank 5

Rs 8,69,000

Not recommended

Trend

Rank 2

Rs 9,14,000

The variant for budget buyers

Titanium

Rank 1

Rs 9,99,000

Top recommended variant

SE

Rank 3

Rs 10,99,000

Expensive upgrade

S

Rank 4

Rs 11,49,000

Expensive upgrade


What Are The Exterior Colour Options of Ford EcoSport?

The 2021 EcoSport is available for sale in 7 monotone exterior colour options, namely - Blue, Brown, Black, White, Grey, Silver and Red.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

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.

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