Tata Nexon Vs Ford EcoSport – Here is a specifications based comparison between the new Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport.
Tata Motors will make inroads into the subcompact SUV space, currently the hottest segment in India, with its Nexon SUV in September this year. With most of the right boxes ticked, Nexon has the potential to give arch rivals a stiff competition in the segment. In this comparison, we pit it against one of the top-selling models in the sub four-meter SUV space, Ford EcoSport which will soon receive its first facelift this festive season. Check out Tata Nexon Vs Ford EcoSport price, engine specifications, features, mileage, dimensions and other details –
|Tata Nexon||Rs 6.50 to Rs 10.50 lakh (estimated)|
|Ford EcoSport||Rs 7.17 lakh to Rs 10.78 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
-Tata Nexon is estimated to be priced aggressively between Rs 6.50 lakh to Rs 10.50 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
–The 1.5-litre petrol variants in the Ford EcoSport range are priced between Rs 7.17 lakh to Rs 9.92 lakh.
-While the 1.0-litre EcoBoost powered variants are priced in the range of Rs 8.64 lakh to Rs 10.45 lakh.
-Diesel EcoSport on the other hand falls between Rs 7.88 lakh to Rs 10.78 lakh. Read – Tata Nexon Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza
|Specifications (Petrol)||Tata Nexon||Ford EcoSport|
|Engine||1.2-litre Revotron petrol||1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol|
–Tata Nexon will be launched in both petrol and diesel engines with a standard manual transmission and a 6-speed AMT gearbox will be introduced at a later stage.
-Tata Nexon will additionally get segment first multiple drive modes with three options-Eco, City and Sport.
|Specifications (Diesel)||Tata Nexon||Ford EcoSport|
|Transmission||6-speed manual & AMT||5-speed manual & six-speed automatic unit|
-The Ford EcoSport line-up comes in one diesel and two petrol motors, with a manual and automatic transmission.
-In terms of power, Nexon’s 108bhp, 1.5-litre unit makes 9bhp more power against EcoSport’s 1.5-litre oil burner.
|Model Name||Petrol Mileage||Diesel Mileage|
|Tata Nexon||18 (estimated)||23 (estimated)|
–Tata Nexon petrol is estimated to return 18km/l whereas the diesel engine is rated at 23 km/l.
–The EcoSport 1.5-litre petrol is claimed to return 15.63km/l opposed to the more powerful 1.0-litre EcoBoost unit with 18.88km/l of mileage.
-Diesel EcoSport is slightly more frugal compared to its petrol version with ARAI rated fuel economy of 22.7km/l
|Dimensions||Tata Nexon||Ford EcoSport|
-The EcoSport is slightly longer and taller whereas the Nexon is substantially wider.
-Ford EcoSport sits on a 50mm longer wheelbase and offers 346L of boot space that can be expanded to 705-litre.
-Tata Nexon gets 350L of boot space which can be expanded to 690L.
|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|
–The Nexon carline will get several segment-first features including 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.
-The Ford EcoSport entry-level variants get power windows, manual AC with heater, power-operated ORVMs with turn indicators and adjustable tilt & telescopic steering wheel as standard.
-Ford’s SYNC AppLink with voice control comes only with the Titanium AT trim and the colour touchscreen with multi display is available on sTitanium and Titanium+ variants.
-Features including automatic headlamps and rain-sensing wipers are restricted to the top-end Titanium+ grade.
|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|
|NCAP Rating||NA||4 stars (Euro NCAP) & 5 Stars (Latin NCAP)|
-Tata Nexon will receive standard dual front airbags, ABS, ISOFIX, child restraint system and corner stability control.
-The Ambiente variant gets standard dual airbags, though it misses out on ABS & EBD.
– Additional side & curtain airbags are available on the Titanium AT and Titanium+ variants.
-Other safety bits like EBA, ESC, TCS and HLA are restricted to the Titanium AT trim.
-Reverse parking camera comes only with Titanium and Titanium+.
-The SUV was crash tested by EURO NCAP & Latin NCAP (for South America), where it scored 4 stars and 5 stars respectively.
Will the upcoming Tata Nexon carve a niche spot in the burgeoning subcompact segment ruled by EcoSport, we find out in our spec -based comparison