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Ford EcoSport is unquestionably one of the most talked car of the year, which first let people wait for its launch, and now for deliveries. We don’t know whether Ford India was expecting such a massive opening response, which led the waiting period up to 12 months. But most car buyers are still considering EcoSport as the most preferred option. So, we bring you the answers of all your queries related to EcoSport.

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1. Ford EcoSport or Renault Duster, which is a better vehicle?

Both the EcoSport and Renault Duster have their goods and bads, but when it comes to a better value for money car, EcoSport is a winner there. As against Renault Duster’s starting price of Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Ford EcoSport’s fully loaded top-end diesel variant costs around Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In fact Duster’s top end variants go upto 13 lakh on-road. Also in terms of features and power, EcoSport has more to offer to its buyers at a very competitive price. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine powered version of the EcoSport churns out the maximum power output of around 120bhp with a mileage of 20kmpl, while the Duster’s diesel version produces 108bhp and mileage of around 20kmpl. So Ford EcoSport is truly a great option.

2. Ford EcoSport diesel or EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost titanium?

Both are very good options, though the 1.0 Ecoboost petrol powered version is more powerful, refined, silent and at the same time frugal as well. And like we all know a petrol car asks for lesser maintainence than a diesel one. So our recommendation is 1.0L Ecoboost titanium.

3. How much is the Ford EcoSport Maintenance cost?

Ford has designed and manufactured the vehicle in a way that it becomes an affordable and secondly its cost of ownership remains the cheapest in the segment. The car has been designed with child parts, so for example one has broken the corner of a gate, replacement of the whole gate won’t be required, but the damaged part. Secondly, the company has offered 2 year/100,000 KM warranty on the vehicle.

4. What all Ford EcoSport Features are?

Ford EcoSport has a lot to offer to its buyers, other than the basic features, it has a bunch of safety and comfort features like

  • 200mm ground clearance
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Keyless Entry and
  • Push-button Start
  • Cooled glovebox
  • 20 storage compartments
  • Traction control and ESP
  • Airbags
  • Rear parking sensors
  • ABS and EBD

5. What is the Mileage of Ford EcoSport- Fuel economy?

This Compact SUV is being offered in three different engine options- a 1.5-litre diesel, a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged petrol,  capable to return the mileage of 22.7kmpl, 16.15kmpl and 18.9kmpl (ARAI certified).

6. What is the Ground Clearance of Ford EcoSport?

The EcoSport has a decent ground clearance of 200mm, which helps it sail through any terrain conditions, though the vehicle is developed keeping the urban requirements in mind.

7. What are the engine specifications of Ford EcoSport?

This compact SUV comes in three engine options, out of which two are petrol and one is diesel.  Petrol versions are a 1.5-litre Ti VCT and 1.0-litre EcoBoost, capable of churning out the maximum power output of 112bhp, 140Nm and 120bhp and 204Nm respectively. While the 1.5-litre diesel engine generates 90bhp & 204Nm.

8. What all safety features are offered in the EcoSport?

The EcoSport has been offered with several active and passive safety features, which makes it one of the safest cars in its segment. The features offered in the car are 6 airbgas including side curtain airbags, ABS, hill launch assist ssytem, Emergency Assistance, Remote Central locking, Driver seat belt reminder, emergency brake hazard warning and several others.

9. What is the boot space of Ford EcoSport- Luggage area?

Despite being a compact SUV, it offers a decent 346 litres of boot space, which can be further extended to 705-litres by folding the rear seats.

10. How many people can sit in the Ford EcoSport- Seating Capacity?

The EcoSport is a compact SUV, which can easily accommodate five adults.

11. Which one is the Ford EcoSport’s best variant?

According to us, it’s the 1.0-litre EcoBoost powered version, which despite being the smallest of the three engines offered, is the most powerful with over 120bhp power. Moreover, it returns the mileage of around 19kmpl, which again is a plus point. So, if you want a vehicle, which is affordable, powerful and at the same time frugal, EcoSport 1.0-litre EcoBoost is one such vehicle.

12. Ford EcoSport compact SUV or Honda Amaze compact sedan- which is better?

Both the cars are winners in their segments, though a lot of people are confused between choosing one of these two, since they fall in the same price range. If you want a vehicle which offers you great mileage, better interior feel and power, Honda Amaze should be your choice. But if you want a good looking compact vehicle with good features, EcoSport is for you.

13.  Tell me the power of the Ford EcoSport?

The sub-4 metre compact SUV is offered in three engine options- two petrol and one diesel. The petrol version gets the 1.5-litre Ti VCT engine that produces 112bhp and 140Nm of torque, while the oil burner is powered by a 1.5-litre engine that churns out a maximum power output of 90bhp and 204Nm of top torque. It also powered by a 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine that is capable of churning out a max power output of 123bhp and 204Nm of top torque.

14. What is the wheelbase of Ford EcoSport SUV?

The crossover has a ground clearance of 2520mm which turns into a spacious interior.

15. What are the dimensions of Ford EcoSport?

The Ford EcoSport SUV measures 3999mm in length, 1765mm in width and has a total height of 1708mm.

16. Does Ford EcoSport crossover is available in diesel engine?

Yes, Ford EcoSport is available in petrol and diesel fuel options. The diesel version is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that is coupled to a five-speed manual transmission gearbox.

17. What is the acceleration or pick-up of the new Honda Jazz?

While the EcoBoost version accelerates to 100kmph from standstill in just 10 seconds, while the 1.5-litre petrol EcoSport crosses 100kmph mark in less than 14 seconds. Similarly, the diesel version of the SUV reaches 100kmph from rest in less than 14 seconds.

18. Tell me the price of Ford EcoSport?

The entry level Ford EcoSport is priced at Rs. 6.29 lakh, while the top spec model costs Rs. 9.70 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.

19. Tell me the best engine oil for Ford EcoSport?

The best engine oil for this SUV is HELIX ULTRA 5W-30 synthetic grade oil.

20. How many colours are available in the Ford EcoSport?

The Ford EcoSport SUV is offered in seven different exterior shades including Moondust Silver, Sea Grey, Kinetic Blue, Panther Black, Diamond White, Mars Red and Chill.

21. Tell me the Ford EcoSport top speed?

The Ford EcoSport EcoBoost version has a top speed of 190kmph, while the other petrol engine attains a top speed of 168kmph. The diesel version remains stable at a top speed of 175kmph.

22. Is Ford EcoSport is available through CSD canteen?

Ans: No, this compact SUV is not available via CSD canteen.

23. What is the CSD canteen price of Ford EcoSport?

Ans: Ford EcoSport SUV is not available through CSD canteen.

24. Is Ford EcoSport comes with LPG/CNG fuel option?

Ans: No, this SUV is only available in petrol and diesel options.

25. What is the waiting period of Ford EcoSport in India?

Ford EcoSport has a waiting period of over 5-6 months. However, it depends upon the model, fuel option, dealership and city in which you booked your car.

 

COMMENTS
  1. Yugendra
    December 9, 2015

    I owe diesel version for ford ecosports. As my vehical goes above 70 to 80 speed the engine vibrates as I put brakes. Why.

  2. Praveen
    April 13, 2016

    I want to purchase petrol variant of ecosports. Pls advise whether i should go for 1.0lecoboost engine or 1.5l petrol engine. I have to run car in the ncr

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      April 29, 2016

      Hi Praveen

      It depends solely on you. The EcoBoost engine is more powerful than the 1.5L engine, but the later returns high fuel efficiency and performance.

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