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New Ford EcoSport Vs Old EcoSport – What’s The Difference

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New Ford EcoSport Vs Old EcoSport – specification, price, specs, mileage and features comparison

Ford India has launched EcoSport’sfirst mid-life facelift that now gets an all-new petrol engine along with other additional bits. The SUV was first introduced in India in 2013 and though it did not face much competition back then, the scenario has changed over the years with new entrants claiming a huge chunk of the market. Changes on the EcoSport facelift include aesthetic updates to the exterior and interior, Ford’s new SYNC 3 infotainment system, a new petrol unit from Ford’s Dragon family of engines and a more comfortable cabin. With these changes, the new EcoSport has become a better offering and to find out what additional features it offers over its predecessor, we bring you a detailed spec-based comparison between the new and pre-facelift model.

New EcoSport Review 

 New Ford EcoSport Vs Old EcoSport Price

Name of the CarPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
New EcoSportRs 7.31 lakh to Rs 10.99 lakh
Old EcoSportRs 7.21 lakh to Rs 10.92 lakh

New Ford EcoSport

-Ford has incorporated over 1600 changes to the new EcoSport.

-Despite cosmetic changes, a new engine, a more upmarket feature packed cabin and multitudinous changes, the new Ford EcoSport price remains unchanged at Rs 7.31 lakh.

-Brimming with additional features, the top-of-the-line variant in the line-up (diesel)is available for Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom prices).

Old Ford EcoSport

-The old EcoSport on the other hand was priced between Rs 7.31 lakh to Rs 10.92 lakh.

-One must note that the outgoing version was offered with the ousted 1.5-litre petrol and 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.

-The 1.5-litre TDI oil burner has been retained from the predecessor. Read – Ford EcoSport Vs Honda WR-V

New Ford EcoSport Vs Old EcoSport Specifications

Specifications New EcoSport Old EcoSport
Petrol Engines 1.5LTi-VCT, three-cylinder Dragon engine1.5L Ti-VCT, 4-cylinder &1.0L EcoBoost
Power (Bhp)121.3110 & 123
Torque (Nm)150140 & 170
Diesel 1.5L TDI1.5LTDI
Power (Bhp)9999
Torque (Nm)205205
Transmission5-speed MT & 6-speed AT5MT &6-speed AT

New Ford EcoSport

-Ford has added a new 121.3bp, 1.5L three-cylinder, naturally aspirated Dragon petrol engine to the new EcoSport line-up that replaces the previous 110bhp, 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder unit.

-The 123bhp, 1.0L EcoBoost petrol unit has been discontinued owing to lukewarm sales, whereas the 1.5-litre TDI oil burner has been retained.

-Transmission options have been carried out from the preceding model and the new EcoSport gets a standard 5-speed manual and an optional 6-speed AT gearbox on select petrol trims. Read – Tata Nexon Vs Ford EcoSport Comparison

Old Ford EcoSport

-The oldFord EcoSport was available with one diesel and two petrol engines.

-The petrol variants were offered with a choice between a 110bhp, 1.5L and 1.0L EcoBoost unit with 123bhp of top power.

-Diesel variants in the pre-facelift version derived power from the same 99bhp, 1.5-litre TDI unit that are used in the current model.

-Transmission choices include a manual gearbox and an automatic unit. Read – New Ford EcoSport Variant Wise Features Explained

New Ford EcoSport Vs Old EcoSport Mileage

Model Name Petrol Mileage (Km/l)Diesel Mileage (km/l)
New EcoSport 1723
Old EcoSport 18.8822.27

New Ford EcoSport

-Powered by Ford’s new 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated petrol engine, the petrol EcoSport delivers 17km/l in manual and 14.8km/l in automatic versions.

-The diesel variants continue to propel on the same 1.5-litre TDI oil burner and return 23km/l.

Old Ford EcoSport

-The 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine used in the previous model was rated at 15.63km/l, whereas Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost unit (that has now been dropped) returned 18.88km/l.

-The frugal 1.5-litre TDI oil burner delivered claimed fuel economy of 22.7km/l in the pre-facelift version. Read: New Ford EcoSport Vs Old EcoSport – What’s The Difference

New Ford EcoSport Vs Old EcoSport Dimensions

Dimensions New EcoSport Old EcoSport
Length (mm)3,9983,999
Breadth (mm)1,7651,765
Height (mm)1,6471,647
Wheelbase (mm)2,5192,519
Seating Capacity55
Boot Space (Litres)352L346L

-In terms of dimensions, the EcoSport facelift remains unchanged.

-It has therefore retained same proportions from the current model, like length, height, width and wheelbase.

-The luggage storage space has been extended to 352L that can further be expanded to 1178L.

New Ford EcoSport Vs Old EcoSport Features

Key Features New EcoSport Old EcoSport
Rear AC VentsNot KnownNo
Touchscreen Infotainment systemYesYes
Height adj. driver seatYesYes
Power-operated ORVMsYesYes
Bluetooth connectivityYesYes
Steering mounted audio & calling controlsYesYes
Apple CarPlay & Android AutoYesNo
Navigation systemYesYes
Rear wiper & washerYesYes
Push start/stopYesYes

New Ford EcoSport

-One of the most prominent changes on the new EcoSport is Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

-The system also supportsnavigation, voice recognition and other apps.

-The higher trims come with a large 8.0-inch touchscreen system, whereas the lower variants feature a smaller 6.5-inch display.

-Ford has also added a new automatic climate control to the facelift.

-Unfortunately, the rear AC vents are still missing, though it gets a new climate control, rain sensing wipers, rear parking camera etc.

Old Ford EcoSport

-Features such as power windows, manual AC with heater, power-operated ORVMs with turn indicators and adjustable tilt& telescopic steering wheel were standard on the predecessor.

-Ford’s SYNC AppLink with voice control was restricted to the Titanium AT trim and the colour touchscreen with multi display came only with the Titanium and Titanium+ variants.

-Smartphone connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were missing in the current model.

-Prominent tech such as automatic headlamps and rain-sensing wipers come only with the top-end Titanium+ grade.

New Ford EcoSport Vs Old EcoSport Safety Features

Key Features New EcoSport Old EcoSport
Dual front airbagsYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Rear parking cameraYesYes
Rear DefoggerYesYes
Speed sensing auto door lockYesYes
Reverse parking sensorYesYes
Day/Night IRVMYesYes
All Disc brakesNoNo
NCAP RatingNA4 stars (Euro NCAP) & 5 Stars (Latin NCAP)

New Ford EcoSport

-In addition to the safety features on the current model, the EcoSport facelift also gets cruise control with adjustable speed limiter device, ISOFIX child mounts, locking wheel nut for alloy wheels etc.

Old Ford EcoSport

-The dual front airbags were standard across line-up.

-Side & curtain airbags came only with the Titanium AT and Titanium+ variants.

-Prominent safety features such as EBA, ESC, TCS and HLA were available only with the Titanium AT trim.

-While reverse parking camera was specific to the Titanium and Titanium+ trims.

-The SUV was crash tested by EURO NCAP & Latin NCAP (for South America), where it scored 4 stars and 5 stars respectively.

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