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Ford Freestyle vs Ford Aspire: Petrol Performance & Mileage Compared

Published On Aug 01, 2019 08:00 AM By Saransh for Ford Freestyle

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Both the Fords are powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox

Ford’s sub-4 metre cars such as the Figo, Freestyle and Aspire share the same 1.2-litre petrol engine. But how does this engine perform in each car? To find out, we tested the Freestyle as well as the Aspire with Ford’s 5-speed manual gearbox.

Here are the specifications of both the cars: 

 

Ford Aspire

Ford Freestyle

Engine

1.2-litre

1.2-litre

Power

96PS

96PS

Torque

120Nm

120Nm

Transmission

5-speed MT

5-speed MT

Fuel Economy

Upto 20.4kmpl

19kmpl

Measurement

Ford Aspire

Ford Freestyle

Length

3995mm

3954mm

Width

1704mm

1737mm

Height

1525mm

1570mm

Wheelbase

2490mm

2490mm

Kerb Weight

Upto 1043kg

Upto 1044kg

Let’s compare the real world performance of both cars:

 

Ford Aspire

Ford Freestyle

0-100kmph

12.01s

13.07s

Quarter Mile

18.20s@122.33kmph

18.76s@121.36kmph

30-80kmph (3rd gear)

11.47s

11.04s

40-100kmph (4th gear)

21.35s

19.59s

The results are quite a mixed bag. The Ford Aspire is quicker to 100kmph as well quicker in the quarter mile run. However, when it comes to in-gear acceleration, the Freestyle leaps ahead.

Braking Test: 

 

Ford Aspire

Ford Freestyle

100-0kmph

44.76m

40.98m

80-0kmph

28.39m

25.65m

Both cars get a similar braking setup with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. However, it is the Freestyle which takes the shortest distance to come to a halt - both from 100kmph and 80kmph. The Freestyle wins the contest here.

Now let’s compare the real-world fuel economy of both cars:

 

Ford Aspire

Ford Freestyle

City

15.92kmpl

13.50kmpl

Highway

19.52kmpl

19.19kmpl

Despite being powered by the same engine-transmission combo, the Aspire is the more frugal of the two both in the city and on the highway. It delivers 2.42kmpl over the Freestyle in the city while out on the highway, it manages an additional 0.33kmpl.

 

50% in city and 50% on highway

25% in city and 75% on highway

75% in city and 25% on highway

Ford Aspire

17.53kmpl

18.47kmpl

16.68kmpl

Ford Freestyle

15.84kmpl

17.36kmpl

14.58kmpl

The Aspire continues to be the more frugal option even when we take the average mileage between city and highway driving. When the commute involves an equal balance of city and highway, the Aspire is around 2kmpl more frugal. The difference remains almost similar in the other two scenarios as well. 

All in all, this comparison gives us insights into how the body type of a car affects its performance. Despite being powered by the same engine-transmission combination, both cars have different real-world performance and fuel economy figures. 

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