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