Tata Motors tapped into the highly competitive subcompact SUV segment this September with its Nexon SUV. With most of the right boxes ticked, Nexon has the potential to give arch rivals astiff competition and emerge a strong player in the niche segment. Though a late entrant, Tata Motors has left no stone unturned to make it a success. With new updates, a new petrol engine and additional kit, the facelifted model has further raised the bar and seems to surpass its predecessor in all aspects. In this comparison, we pit Tata Nexon against the all new Ford EcoSport, that looks more promising and aesthetically appealing.
Tata Nexon Review
Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport Price
|Model Name||Price, Ex-showroom Delhi|
|Tata Nexon||Rs 5.85 to Rs 9.44 lakh|
|Ford EcoSport||Rs 7.31 lakh to Rs 10.99 lakh|
-Tata Nexon is available with petrol and diesel engine options priced between Rs 5.85 lakh to Rs 9.44 lakh.
-The petrol variants fall between Rs 5.85 lakh to Rs 8.59 lakh, whereas the diesel variants start from Rs 6.85 lakh and go up to Rs 9.44 lakh.
-The pre-facelift version was priced between Rs 7.31 lakh to Rs 10.92 lakh in both petrol and diesel variants with manual as well as automatic options.
-Changes to the EcoSport facelift include cosmetic updates to the exterior, styling changes to the interior and additional in-cabin tech. In total, Ford has made over 1600 changes to the model and it continues to sell at the same price.
-The price list for the new EcoSport carline has been revealed which starts from Rs 7.31 lakh and goes up to Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom prices). Read – Tata Nexon Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza
Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport Specifications
|Specifications||Tata Nexon||Ford EcoSport|
|Petrol Engines||1.2-litre Revotron petrol||1.5-litre Ti-VCT|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||5MT &6-speed dual-clutch AT|
-The Tata Nexon carline is available in petrol and diesel fuel options with a standard manual transmission.
-While the SUV has been launched with a 6-speed manual unit, Tata is expected to introduce a 6-speed AMT unit to the line-up at a later stage.
-The SUV derives power from the all-new petrol and diesel engines with similar output and varied torque figures.
-It additionally comes with segment first multiple drive modes with three options-Eco, City and Sport.
-The Ford EcoSport line-up comes in both diesel and petrol engines.
-Transmission choices on the carline include a manual gearbox and an automatic unit.
-In terms of power, Nexon’s 108bhp, 1.5-litre unit makes 9bhp more power against EcoSport’s 1.5-litre oil burner.
-Ford EcoSport’s new 1.5-litre petrol unit on the other hand is the most powerful with 121.3bhp of top power opposed to both of Nexon’s petrol & diesel units.
Tata Nexon Vs Ford EcoSport Mileage
|Model Name||Petrol Mileage||Diesel Mileage|
–Powered by the 1.2-litre Revotron petrol unit,Tata Nexon petrol manual variants return 17km/l and the automatic trims deliver 14.8km/l.
-While the diesel variants, sourcing power from the all-new 1.5-litre Revotorq powertrain are rated at 21.5 km/l.
-The new 1.5-litre petrol engine on the facelifted EcoSport is claimed to return 17km/l.
-Diesel EcoSport is slightly more fuel-efficient compared to its petrol version with an ARAI rated mileage of 23km/l.
Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport Dimensions
|Dimensions||Tata Nexon||Ford EcoSport|
|Boot Space (Litres)||350 (expandable to 690L)||352(expandable to 1178L)|
-The EcoSport is slightly longer and taller whereas the Nexon is substantially wider.
-Ford EcoSport sits on a 49mm longer wheelbase and offers 352L of boot space that can be expanded to 1178-litre.
-Tata Nexon gets 350L of boot space which can be expanded to 690L.
Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport Features
|Key Features||Tata Nexon||Ford EcoSport|
|Rear AC Vents||Yes||No|
|Touchscreen Infotainment system||Yes||Yes|
|Height adj. driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Steering mounted audio & calling controls||Yes||Yes|
|Apple CarPlay & Android Auto||Yes||No|
|Navigation system & Voice Command||Yes||Yes|
|Rear wiper & washer||Yes||Yes|
–Tata Nexon packs in a host of tech including some segment first features.
-Among the segment-first bits, it gets multi drive modes with three options-Eco, City and Sport, floating dashtop HD screen, Harman sourced infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto and Tata’s Grand Central Console with sliding tambour door mechanism.
-Comfort bits such as front & rear power windows, height adjustable front & rear headrests, manual air conditioner, power adjusting wing mirrors, 12V power source outlet, shopping hooks in boot, inner rear-view mirror and folding grab handles with coat hooks are standard across carline.
-It gets Ford’s new SYNC 3 infotainment system with voice control which now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
-The Trend & Trend+ variants get smaller 6.5-inch touchscreen opposed Titanium & Titanium+ variants that feature larger 8.0-inch display.
-The fully-loaded top-spec variant additionally gets automatic headlamps, rear view camera, electrochromic IRVM and rain-sensing wipers.
-While the paddle shifters are reserved for the top-spec AT trim.
Tata Nexon Vs Ford EcoSport Safety Features
|Key Features||Tata Nexon||Ford EcoSport|
|Dual front airbags||Yes||Yes|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Rear parking camera||Yes||Yes|
|Speed sensing auto door lock||Not Known||Yes|
|Reverse parking sensor||Yes||Yes|
|All Disc brakes||No||No|
-Tata Nexon comes with standard dual front airbags, ABS, ISOFIX, child restraint system and corner stability control.
-It additionally receives reverse parking assist & Smart Key with push-button start.
-Prominent safety tech like ABS with EBD, front dual airbags, front seat belts with pretensioner & load limiter, driver seat belt reminder, crash unlocking system, power door locks, engine immobiliser, approach lights and home safe headlamps as standard across line-up.
-The Trend+ AT and Titanium+ variants additionally get EBA, ESC, TCS and HLA.
-The fully-loaded Titanium+ variant also packs in ISOFIX, cruise control with adjustable speed limiter device, side-bags and curtain-bags.
Tata Nexon Vs Ford EcoSport Design
Based on Tata’s new IMPACT design language, Nexon is a looker with sharp styling and key elements. The aggressive front, coupe-like roof and rear with triple tone look work well for Nexon. Unlike competitors, Nexon looks proportioned from side with 16-inch alloys wrapped around large profile tyres. The ceramic bits in front and rear along with contrast coloured roof give it a unique identity. Tata Nexon’s ride height is just perfect for the Indian roads, that said it has a ground clearance of 200mm.
The new Ford EcoSport gets prominent styling updates to the front. The new grille inspired by most of Ford’s global SUVs and the new Endeavour retailed in India is flanked by the new headlamp units with integrated DRLs. The bumper in front also gets a new designand features larger fog lamps. Most of the styling has been retained from side save for the larger 17-inch alloys on the Titanium+ variant. Rear end also remains unchanged and thankfully Ford has retained the mounted spare wheel at the back.