Ford Ecosport VS Tata Nexon Comparison - The compact SUV war!

Ford Ecosport VS Tata Nexon – The compact SUV war!

Ford Ecosport VS Tata Nexon – The compact SUV war!

The compact SUV segment has seen tremendous acceptance among the car buyers fraternity in India. The recent influx of compact cars which present the comfort and styling of an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) and still keep the versatility and driving ease of a hatchback to bring the best of two worlds together. The Ford Ecosport and Tata Nexon are two such mobility vehicles in the compact SUV segment which are recently in high demand due to their best in class features and young design dynamics. Read on as we do the Ford Ecosport vs Tata Nexon comparison on aspects like specifications, features offered, design specs and fuel economy.

Ford Ecosport VS Tata Nexon – Specifications

Ford Ecosport


Ford India has been a key market player in the SUV and compact SUV segment since the dawn of Ecosport in India. The Ford Ecosport runs on a 999cc petrol engine which generates a maximum of 123PS power at 6500RPM with maximum torque of 150Nm at 4500RPM and the 1498cc diesel engine produces a maximum of 100PS power at 3570RPM with maximum torque of 205Nm at 1750-3250RPM. The Ford Ecosport comes with an option of 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission variants.

Tata Nexon


The Tata Nexon runs on a 1198cc petrol engine that generates a maximum of 110PS at 5000RPM with 170Nm of torque at 1750-4000RPM. The diesel variant of the Tata Nexon runs on a 1497cc engine that generates a maximum of 110PS, which is same as produced by the petrol variant at 3750RPM with a maximum torque of 260Nm at 1500-2750RPM. The Tata Nexon comes fitted with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission variants.

Ford Ecosport Tata Nexon
Price Rs.10.41 Lakhs – Rs. 11.90 Lakhs Rs.6.15 Lakhs – Rs. 10.60 Lakhs
Engine 999cc on Petrol/ 1498cc on Diesel 1198cc on Petrol/ 1497cc on Diesel
Max. power 100PS on Diesel/ 123PS on Petrol 110PS on both Petrol and Diesel
Mileage 17kmpl on Petrol/ 23kmpl on Diesel  17kmpl on Petrol/ 22kmpl on Diesel
Transmission 5-speed Manual/ Automatic 6-speed Manual/ Automatic
Fuel type Petrol/ Diesel Petrol/ Diesel

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Ford Ecosport VS Tata Nexon – Dimensions

Ford Ecosport Tata Nexon
Length 3998 mm 3994 mm
Width 1765 mm 1811 mm
Height 1647 mm 1607 mm
Weight  1320 Kg  1305 Kg
Wheelbase 2519 mm 2498 mm
Ground Clearance  200 mm 209 mm

Ford Ecosport VS Tata Nexon – Design

Ford Ecosport

The design language of the Ford Ecosport presents a well structured aerodynamic stance with iconic Ford grille polished with black gloss, LED DRLs, halogen quad beam reflector headlamps with chrome bezel finish, body coloured exterior door handles and outside mirrors, body colour bumpers, fog lamps, and high mounted stop lamp. The Ford Ecosport also include sunroof on the top trim of the compact SUV.


Inside the cabin, the Ecosport is lavishly equipped  with sporty single tone dark environment,  black painted centre console, courtesy lamp in front and rear, speedo and tachometer with gear shift display, glove box illumination, multicolour footwell lighting, puddle lamps on ORVMs, tire pressure monitor, flat fold rear seat and fuel computer with outside temperature display.

Tata Nexon


Tata has recently rephrased its design persona and has reinvented itself to suit the market approach towards more fluidic yet compact stance. The exteriors on the Tata Nexon carry projector headlamps, feline- eye shaped daytime running lamps, rear split LED tail lamps and First of its kind, ivory white accents swishing across the beltline. The Tata Nexon also comes with a signature sonic silver dual-tone roof colour. The interiors on the Tata Nexon include layered three tone dashboard, floating dashtop touchscreen, grand central console, multi-drive modes and automatic climate control.

Ford Ecosport VS Tata Nexon – Safety

Ford Ecosport

Safety features are on priority for almost all the automakers in the present scenario. The Ford Ecosport keep its mark high on the safety scale with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, approach headlamps, crash unlock system, door ajar warning system, engine immobilizer and rear parking sensors.


Tata Nexon

On the safety front, The Tata Nexon comes loaded with driver and co-driver airbags, ABS with EBD, park assist with rear sensors, front and rear fog lamps and rear defogger.


Ford Ecosport VS Tata Nexon – Variants

Ford Ecosport (Petrol) – Ex-Showroom Delhi

  • Ambiente MT – Rs.7.82 Lakhs
  • Trend MT – Rs.8.56 Lakhs
  • Trend+ AT – Rs.9.76 Lakhs
  • Titanium MT – Rs. 9.56 Lakhs
  • Signature MT – Rs.10.41 Lakhs
  • Titanium+ AT – Rs.11.36 Lakhs
  • Titanium+ MT – Rs. 10.53 Lakhs
  • S MT – Rs. 11.38 Lakhs

Ford Ecosport (Diesel) – Ex-Showroom Delhi

  • Ambiente MT – Rs.8.42 Lakhs
  • Trend MT – Rs.9.16 Lakhs
  • Trend+ MT – Rs. 9.56 Lakhs
  • Titanium MT – Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Signature MT – Rs.11 Lakhs
  • Titanium+ MT – Rs.11.04 Lakhs
  • S MT – Rs. 11.90 Lakhs

Tata Nexon (Petrol) – Ex-Showroom Delhi

  • XE – Rs. 6.16 Lakhs
  • XM – Rs. 6.91 Lakhs
  • XT – Rs.7.53 Lakhs
  • XZ – Rs. 7.99 Lakhs
  • XZ+ – Rs. 8.81 Lakhs
  • XZ+ with Dual Tone Roof – Rs. 9.02 Lakhs
  • XZA+ – Rs. 9.41 Lakhs
  • XZA+ with Dual Tone Roof – Rs. 9.61 Lakhs

Tata Nexon (Diesel) – Ex-showroom Delhi

  • XE – Rs.7.19 Lakhs
  • XM – Rs. 7.84 Lakhs
  • XT – Rs. 8.40 Lakhs
  • XZ – Rs. 8.99 Lakhs
  • XZ+ – Rs. 9.67 Lakhs
  • XZ+ with Dual Tone Roof – Rs. 9.89 Lakhs
  • XZA+ – Rs. 10.39 Lakhs
  • XZA+ with Dual Tone Roof  – Rs. 10.60 Lakhs

Ford Ecosport VS Tata Nexon – Colour Options

Ford Ecosport

  • Lightning Blue
  • Absolute Black
  • Diamond White
  • Moondust Silver
  • Smoke Grey
  • Race Red
  • Canyon Ridge

Tata Nexon

  • Etna Orange
  • Vermont Red
  • Moroccan Blue
  • Seattle Silver
  • Glasgow Grey
  • Calgary White

Ford Ecosport VS Tata Nexon – Verdict

ford ecosport vs tata nexon

  • Engine Specifications – In terms of engines under the hood, the Tata Nexon ranks a bit higher with more displacement produced and more maximum power. The Petrol variant of the Ford Ecosport produces 13PS more power than the petrol variant of the Tata Nexon.
  • Dimensions – The Tata Nexon is 4mm shorter in length and 40mm  shorter in height when compared with the Ford Ecosport. While the Ecosport is 46mm shorter in width than the Tata Nexon.
  • Design – The design is definitely a crucial point while choosing your next compact SUV. Tata Nexon is aerodynamically designed with dual tone rooftop on the top trim while the Ford Ecosport carries a sporty uptown stance. The design ball remains in admirer’s court when comparing these two promising SUVs in the market. The availability of a sunroof gives the Ford Ecosport a definite edge in terms of features offered.
  • Safety – Both the cars present utmost safety and comfort with almost same safety features in all the variants.
  • Price – The Tata Nexon is much more easy on the pocket then the Ford Ecosport with both the basic and top end petrol/diesel variant being more than a lakh rupees cheaper than the basic and top end petrol/diesel eco sports variant.

So, what’s your take on the Ford EcoSport vs Tata Nexon comparison?