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Overview

  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    19.3
    16.8
    18.3
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    22.7
    19.01
    24.2
  • Available Colors
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    52
    50
    42
  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
    7
  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
    Manual
  • Engine Description
    1.5-litre 89.75bhp 16V TDCi Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 108.5bhp 16V dCi Engine
    1.5-litre 98.63bhp 16V i-DTEC Engine
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
    1498
    1461
    1498
  • Maximum Power
    89.75bhp@3750rpm
    108.5bhp@4000rpm
    98.63bhp@3600rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    204Nm@2000-2750rpm
    245Nm@1750rpm
    200Nm@1750rpm

Standard Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • CD Player
  • AntiLock Braking System
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Seats
  • Central Locking

Engine

  • Engine Type
    TDCi Diesel Engine
    dCi Engine
    i-DTEC Engine
  • Engine Description
    1.5-litre 89.75bhp 16V TDCi Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 108.5bhp 16V dCi Engine
    1.5-litre 98.63bhp 16V i-DTEC Engine
  • Engine Displacement(cc)
    1498
    1461
    1498
  • No. of Cylinders
    4
    4
    4
  • Maximum Power
    89.75bhp@3750rpm
    108.5bhp@4000rpm
    98.63bhp@3600rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    204Nm@2000-2750rpm
    245Nm@1750rpm
    200Nm@1750rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
    4
    4
  • Valve Configuration
    DOHC
  • Fuel Supply System
    Direct Injection
    CRDI
  • Compression Ratio
    16:1
  • Turbo Charger
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
  • Super Charger
    No
    No
    No

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gear Box
    5 Speed
    6 Speed
    5 Speed
  • Drive Type
    FWD
    AWD
    FWD

Suspension System

  • Front Suspension
    Independent McPherson Strut With Coil Spring & Anti-Roll Bar
    McPherson Strut With Coil Spring , Stabiliser Bar & Double Acting Shock Absorber With Anti Roll Bar
    McPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension
    Semi-Independent Twist Beam With Twin Gas & Oil Filled Shock Absorbers
    Multi Link Coil Spring & Double Acting Shock Absorber With Anti Roll Bar
    Torsion Beam
  • Shock Absorbers Type
    Gas & Oil Filled

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Power
    Power
    Power
  • Steering Column
    Tilt & Telescopic Steering
    Tilt Steering
    Collapsible Steering
  • Steering Gear Type
    Electro Hydraulic Power Assisted
  • Turning Radius
    5.3 metres
    5.2 metres
    5.4 metres

Brake System

  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
    Drum
    Drum

Performance

  • Top Speed
    175km/hr
    140km/hr
  • Acceleration (0-100 kmph)
    11.9 Seconds

Fuel

  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    19.3
    16.8
    18.3
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    22.7
    19.01
    24.2
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    52
    50
    42
  • Emission Norm Compliance
    BS IV
    BS IV
    BS IV

Tyres

  • Tyre Size
    205/60 R16
    215/65 R16
    185/65 R15
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubeless Radial Tyres
  • Wheel Size
    R16
    R15
  • Alloy Wheel Size
    16 Inch
    16 Inch
    15 Inch

Other Specifications

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
    7
  • No. of Doors
    5
    5
    5

Payload & Towing

  • Cargo Volume
    346-litre
    410-litres

General Car Details

  • Country of Assembly
    India
    India
  • Country of Manufacture
    India
    India
  • Introduction Date
    2013-06-26
    2014-09-24
    2014-07-23
  • Warranty Time
    2 Years
    2 Years
  • Warranty Distance
    80000Km
    40000kms

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows-Front
  • Power Windows-Rear
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Quality Control
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
  • Low Fuel Warning Light
  • Accessory Power Outlet
  • Trunk Light
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Rear Reading Lamp
  • Rear Seat Headrest
  • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Cup Holders (Front)
  • Cup Holders (Rear)
  • Rear A/C Vents
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Heated Seats (Rear)
  • Seat Lumbar Support
  • Multifunction Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
    Rear
    Rear
  • Navigation System
  • Foldable Rear Seat
    60:40 Split
    Bench Folding
    60:40 Split
  • Smart Access Card Entry
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Bottle Holder
    Front Door
    Front Door
    Front & Rear Door
  • Voice Control
  • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles

Interior

  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Tachometer
  • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • Leather Seats
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Glove Compartment
  • Digital Clock
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Digital Odometer
  • Electric Adjustable Seats
  • Folding Table in The Rear
  • Driving Experience Control Eco
  • Height Adjustable Driving Seat

Exterior

  • Adjustable Headlights
  • Fog Lights (Front)
  • Fog Lights (Rear)
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
  • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wiper
  • Rear Window Wiper
  • Rear Window Washer
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Wheel Covers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • Tinted Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Removable/Convertible Top
  • Roof Carrier
  • Sun Roof
  • Moon Roof
  • Side Stepper
  • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
  • Integrated Antenna
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Garnish
  • Smoke Headlamps
  • Roof Rail

Entertainment

  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio System Remote Control
  • Speakers Front
  • Speakers Rear
  • Integrated 2DIN Audio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB & Auxiliary Input
  • Touch Screen

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    3999mm
    4315mm
    4386mm
  • Width
    1765mm
    1822mm
    1683mm
  • Height
    1708mm
    1695mm
    1603mm
  • Ground Clearance
    200mm
    210mm
    189mm
  • Wheel Base
    2520mm
    2673mm
    2652mm
  • Front Tread
    1519mm
    1560mm
  • Rear Tread
    1524mm
    1567mm
  • Kerb Weight
    1246 Kg
  • Gross Weight
    1874kg

Interior Dimensions

Safety-Info

  • Anti-Lock Braking
  • Brake Assist
  • Central Locking
  • Power Door Locks
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side Airbag (Rear)
  • Night Rear View Mirror
  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
  • Xenon Headlamps
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Rear Seat Belts
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front Impact Beams
  • Traction Control
  • Adjustable Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Crash Sensor
  • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
  • Engine Check Warning
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Clutch Lock
  • EBD
  • Advance Safety Features
    Hill Start Assist
    Engine Protective Under Guard
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-Theft Device

Expert Review

Ford Ecosport
Renault Duster
INTERIOR:
Ford Ecosport interior
Ed's take:

The Ecosport is another great product from Ford after the Figo and it has good space on the inside. The quality is decent and the flexibility that the SUV offers on space is terrific.

Ed’s take: The interior styling of the Ecosport is similar to that of the Fiesta, with a cockpit like design.  Interiors are spacious, be the front or the rear row.

Ford has designed the Ecosport as a vehicle for technology lovers, and hence the company has made the instrument panel like an aircraft cockpit. It gets several features like number pad, and climate control. The instrument binnacle is also easy to read. Ford is the first manufacturer to introduce SYNC in a car. This is a feature with with, you do not just have phone connectivity, but also voice command control and create customised applications for the car, just like the smart phones in the market.

The space on offer is good and the front seats are well designed with good back and adjustable lumbar, though they lack that extra thigh support that we were so used to on the Fiesta. The rear seats can be reclined too, and have three stages of adjustment. The seats have a 60:40 split and even one seat can be folded if there is a need for one to be folded only. The boot is well spaced, but not sufficient for luggage of five people.

INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

It is only the interiors of the Duster that failed to appeal us. The plastic quality isn’t up to the mark, even though the fit and finish is decent. The space in the Duster is just phenomenal, with large and supportive seats.

The interior quality on the Duster is decent. It isn’t phenomenal for its price, but it is good enough. The overall fit and finish of the plastics is good, but it is the feel that doesn’t impress. Even the inside has been designed ergonomically. The black and beige interiors look good and feel premium, as most of the Indians consider beige to be superior over black or grey.

There is loads of space in the front row and the Duster doesn’t feel cramped. The seating is a bit low, but the view is good as the overall visibility of the car is good. The support offered by the seats is good for the back and the thigh. Move into the second row and there will be no disappointment with the space for your knee and head. The space is immense and so is the thigh support. Even the boot is large for 4 people’s luggage. The Duster comes with a dealer fitment option of two additional seats forming the third row.

The Duster comes in three variants, RxE, RxL and RxZ. The latter two come with option packs as well. The RxE is the base model and it comes with basic features like black interiors, keyless entry, power windows. It misses out on airbags and also on ABS.

The RxL is the mid-model and it gets additional features like rear defogger and wiper, front fog lamps, trendy beige fabric seats, the centre console becomes glossy black instead of the charcoal black, electrically adjustable ORVMs, integrated music system with four speakers and USB connectivity, on board computer, glove box lamp and reading lamps being the major upgrades.

The RxZ is the top of the line version and it comes fully loaded with various bells and whistles like dual airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensor, driver seat reminder, body coloured door mirrors with satin, rear AC blower, leather wrapped steering wheel. These are the major add-ons, except for those that were already mentioned in the RxL.

ENGINE:

Ford seems to have a winner in its hand with the Ecosport, the diesel will definitely be the choice for many, as petrol is still expensive and the Ecoboost isn’t as efficient as diesel.

1.0-litre Ecoboost:

Ford believes this engine can change the concept of petrol cars in India, as it is as powerful as a 1.6-litre petrol and more efficient too. This is a three-cylinder mill that churns 122bhp of power and 170Nm of torque. This engine weighs about 97kgs, and is about 18kgs lighter than 1.5-litre. There is no feel of turbo lag, and the engine pulls without any hesitation even when heaved into a higher cog. Get behind the steering wheel, and you realise that this isn’t a1.0-litre engine by any means. The turbocharger helps to change this thought and the Ecosport is definitely good to drive in city and also on open road.

It doesn’t idle like a three-pot mill and there is no vibration or screaming that can indicate the size of the engine. The power delivery is linear and the turbo spools from about 1600-1700rpm, and remains flat almost up to 4300rpm. Another good thing about this engine is the NVH.

1.5-litre petrol:

The 1.5-litre petrol engine on Fiesta produces 108bhp at 6045rpm and 140Nm at 4500rpm. The NVH level of this engine is low. Since the engine has been tuned for better economy, one cannot expect a stonker of a performer. In the manual version, the engine feels a bit languorous and makes you work hard to extract performance.

The five-speed box does feel a bit rubbery, but that’s about it. The shifts on it are positive and the throws are short. The automatic on the other hand has the dual-clutch six-speed box makes things easier as downshifting is taken care by the intelligent box. Simply put, there are two clutches, one operates the odd gears and the other engages the even lot. This reduces the change time and so the shifts are smooth and not lethargic unlike the conventional boxes. Drive it in D mode and the transmission shifts considering the best fuel economy, whereas the L mode is similar to the sport mode, where the box doesn’t upshift until the engine redlines. Of course there are a few downsides of this box, as it does not have Tiptronic or comes with flappy paddle shifters.

1.5-litre diesel:

The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 89bhp of power at 3750rpm and 204Nm at 2000rpm. This engine has decent NVH levels. It has good initial torque with a strong mid-range. However, the engine feels sluggish at low rpms. The turbo lag does exist. However, once in the power band, the engine is fantastic to drive. The power produced by the diesel engine is excellent and it does a tidy job, as even the clutch is light and easy to drive in city traffic.

Manual Transmission: The five-speed manual that comes mated to this engine is wee bit rubbery, but that’s about it. The shifts are almost positive, while the throws remain short.

ENGINE:

With the Duster being a compact SUV, most of the buyers will prefer the 85bhp 1.5litre diesel engine. This engine has good drivability and sufficient torque to potter around in the city. There is no turbo lag either and it does make its case for a good buy.

Petrol 1.6-litre:

The Duster comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine that produces 102bhp of power at 5850rpm and a torque of 145Nm at 3750rpm. This is a four-cylinder that earlier powered the Logan. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The NVH levels are fairly refined and the engine isn’t noisy. The power delivery is linear and the shifts on the box are also good. For quick overtaking one has to downshift as the power is most available in the higher rev range. The ARAI mileage for the petrol version of the Duster is 13.4kmpl.

Diesel 84bhp, 1.5-litre:

Duster comes with two power ratings in the diesel variant. One is 85bhp and the other is 108bhp. The 84bhp is available on the RxE and RxL trim levels. This is the same engine that powers the Nissan Sunny as well. The NVH (noise vibration and harshness) levels on the diesel Duster are quiet low and Renault has done a fabulous job on reducing the clatter. This version of the Duster produces 84 bhp at 3750rpm of power and 200Nm of torque at 1900rpm. The power delivery is good enough and the engine is fairly drivable even when in the city. Overtaking in the city is easy and most of the time a downshift is required. The 5-speed transmission is good enough and the shifts are positive. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of the 84bhp Duster is 20.64kmpl.

Diesel 108bhp, 1.5-litre:

The 108bhp of the Duster is available only with RxL and RxZ trim levels. This engine produces 108bhp of power at 3900rpm and a maximum torque of 248Nm at an engine speed of 2250rpm. The refinement level of the engine is the same, as the lower powered diesel engine, and there is no clatter drama. Once you pass 1800rpm, there is sufficient power to lug around the town. For better utilization of power, this engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual box than a 5-speed that powers the de-tuned version of this K9K engine. The shifts on this 6-speed manual box are also smooth and positive. However, there is a drop in fuel economy by ARAI standards to 19.1kmpl. On the highway, the sixth-gear will help to increase the fuel efficiency.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Ford Ecosport Dashbord

Ford vehicles are known for their driving dynamics, be it the Fiesta, Figo or even the old Classic and the Ikon. The same DNA has been trickled down on the Ecosport as well. The ride of this compact SUV is well sorted as it irons out all the bumps and rough surfaces without any jittery feeling for the occpuants. The suspension does a good job of adsorbing the bumps even on bad roads and uneven surfaces.

The handling is good for a vehicle with 200mm of ground clearance and yet it feels planted on the road, as if stuck like glue. There is no body roll, and Ecosport drives like a sedan. It doesn’t feel heavy and big to drive like SUVs, which makes it easy to drive in urban conditions. Driving around winding roads is fun and even the feedback from the steering wheel is good. The short turning radius and light steering makes it convenient to park.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Renault Duster Dashbord

The Duster excels in the ride and handling department. It doesn’t just have a well sorted ride, but even the handling is good for its size and ground clearance. So, the Duster is makes a strong case for itself.

The Duster is based on the Logan platform and so it gets independent McPherson strut with coil springs & anti-roll bar at its front and torsion beam axle with coil springs & anti-roll bar at its rear. The ride of the Duster is fairly supple. All the road shocks are absorbed by the utility vehicle and the occupants get a smooth ride. The ride is similar even at higher speeds.

The handling of the Duster is similar to that of a sedan. It can be chucked around corners and its chassis responds well. Despite the high ground clearance the handling characteristics of the Duster are good. The steering wheel also is light at low speeds and weighs up well as the vehicle gathers speed.