Tata Nexon Vs Ford EcoSport – Here is a specifications based comparison between the new Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport.
Tata Motors has finally entered into the subcompact SUV space, which is currently the hottest segment in India, with its Nexon SUV. The company has introduced the model to fight primarily with already established cars including Ford EcoSport, which is also set for a refresh around festive season. Priced at just Rs 5.85 lakh, the new Nexon is around 1 lakh cheaper than most of its rivals. With most of the right boxes ticked, Nexon has the potential to give arch rivals a stiff 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 big success. In this comparison, we pit it against Ford EcoSport, the first major product in the subcompact SUV space which continues to be one of the best-selling models even after four years of its introduction. Check out Tata Nexon Vs Ford EcoSport price, engine specifications, features, mileage, dimensions and other details –
|Tata Nexon||Rs 5.85 to Rs 9.44 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Ford EcoSport||Rs 7.17 lakh to Rs 10.78 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
While the base petrol variant of the Nexon is priced at Rs 5.85 lakh, the top-end model is tagged at Rs 5.85 lakh.
– The base diesel model is tagged at Rs 6.85 lakh, while the fully-loaded range-topping variant is priced at Rs 9.44 lakh.
-The 1.5-litre petrol variants in the Ford EcoSport carline fall between 7.17 lakh to Rs 9.92 lakh.
-On the other hand, the slightly powerful 1.0-litre EcoBoost variants fall in the price vicinity of Rs 8.64 lakh to Rs 10.45 lakh.
-And the diesel-powered variants in the EcoSport range are available from 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 carline is available in petrol and diesel fuel options with a choice between a standard manual transmission.
-While the SUV is currently available with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, Tata will introduce a 6-speed AMT unit to the line-up at a later stage.
-The SUV gets all-new petrol and diesel engines with similar output and varied torque figures.
-Tata Nexon additionally gets segment first multiple drive modes with three options-Eco, City and Sport.
|Specifications (Diesel)||Tata Nexon||Ford EcoSport|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||5-speed manual & six-speed automatic unit|
-The Ford EcoSport line-up comes in one diesel and two 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 globally renowned 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is the most powerful with 123bhp of top power opposed to the 1.5-litre units in EcoSport range and Nexon’s petrol & diesel units
|Model Name||Petrol Mileage||Diesel Mileage|
|Tata Nexon||18 (estimated)||23 (estimated)|
-Powered by the 1.2-litre Revotron petrol unit, Tata Nexon petrol variants are estimated to return 18km/l.
-While the diesel variants, sourcing power from the all-new 1.5-litre Revotorq powertrain is expected to return 23 km/l.
-The EcoSport 1.5-litre petrol is claimed to return 15.63km/l.
-While the more powerful 1.0-litre EcoBoost unit is rated at 18.88km/l.
-Diesel EcoSport is slightly more fuel-efficient compared to its petrol version with an ARAI rated mileage 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|
–Tata Nexon packs in a host of tech including some segment first features.
-Among the segment-first bits, it receives 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.
-Features such as power windows, manual AC with heater, power-operated ORVMs with turn indicators and adjustable tilt & telescopic steering wheel are 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 Titanium and Titanium+ variants.
-While prominent bits like 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 receives standard dual front airbags, ABS, ISOFIX, child restraint system and corner stability control.
-It will additionally receive reverse parking assist & Smart Key with push-button start.
-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.
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.
Ford EcoSport on the other hand has a contemporary design and it has a sporty flair to it. Up front, there is an octagonal grille with a high set square-like bonnet that provides mass to the body. At the back, EcoSport features a mounted spare wheel in line with SUV-ish styling. It also has the same ground clearance as Tata Nexon.