Reviewing Ford Ecosport.

By for Ford EcoSport from Mumbai 2012-04-18 02:21:29.0
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  • Appearance
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Value For Money
  • Fuel Economy
  • Overall Satisfaction

Pros : Brand Power, Looks

Cons : Lack of comfort, Space, Price


Hey, this is Udit Pandya once again reviewing a cross-over SUV for you. Now I have come up with the review of the Ford Ecosport. A fast fact about it-Ford has already launched this car in European markets since 1997. This Ecosport is the 5th Generation Ecosport. The Ecosport, which is launched in Europe, is a lot more different that what will be launched in India. As you may have seen in the AutoExpo that Ford is coming up with three cars, Ecosport is one of them. I know that Ford has just launched one SUV in India, i.e: Ford Endeavour. With whooping 20 lac price tag, it's an expensive car for many Indians. Ford has taken this decision a bit late. Now let's see what this car takes to be. 

Look and Style: Ford Ecosport's first look is just as a monster on the road. It is different than that of the European one. It's cozy, peppy, crunched up and a bit taller than other cross-overs.   

Comfort: Comfort level in this car is terrible. You cannot enjoy this car if you have 5-6 family members to fit in. When I took the test drive of this car, I found that the driver's seat is comfortable, but when I came on the rear seat, I found that the backseat passenger would not like to sit in the car for more than 2 hrs. Comfort is a bit problem for the back seating. It's perfect in the driver's seat.   

Pickup: Pick up in this car is no doubt the best in the range. In 15 secs. you can touch 100kms/hr. After 3-4 mins of driving, the car will cruise like air on the ground. This will give you a great experience.   

Mileage: With mileage of 16-17kmpl, this car will take on the Renault Duster and Tata Aria.    

Best Features: 1- Speed 2- Brand Power 3- Looks 4- Mileage   

Needs to improve: 1- Seating capacity 2- Comfort level 3- Boot space.   

Overall Experience:  My overall experience was good. I was expecting a lot from this car, but at the end, I was not satisfied with the experience of the car. I was expecting that the Ecosport would beat Renault's new Duster. Overall its a good car for people who want a mini SUV in less price.

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  • anshuman maitra |19 Apr,2012 02:34:13 PM

    thnx for such a nice review but like to know when its getting launched in india and where in mumbai i can get a test drive becoz i am planning to buy one i saw few pics in youtube the interior also doesnt look impressive its rather looks quite cheap can u pls comment something about the interiors as u have practically seen it . thnx again anshuman

    Udit Pandya |19 Apr,2012 07:11:17 PM

    Interior is quite up market, its modern and quite aggressively designed. Which i like the most. You may not get the test drive right now. but you should have tried a month ago. Anyways you may visit Bhavna Ford in Nerul, Navi-Mumbai. And thanks for the comment..

    tribhuvan |31 May,2012 09:13:27 PM

    as the car is very attractive and fuel efficient. As the car is less of cost and mostly affordable to the middle class families , i think the price must not be increased ......

  • jababa |03 May,2012 05:23:19 PM

    Whhaatttt..??? test drive..??? u drove this carr..?? HOW???? And the pick up part is a little hard to believe .. 120ps power and 170nm torque is what translates 100km/h in 15 sec..?? Now i dont know it could be possible but then again how did you drive one.. Did u test the ecoboost 1 litre engine..!!??

    Udit Pandya |06 Jun,2012 07:24:01 PM

    There was a test drive offer in Feb and March in Bhavna Ford in Mumbai. And yes the Ford Ecosport really crosses the 100km mark in just 15.34secs. Thats what it makes different from other cars. I know its a weird fact, but its true. Even i was surprise to look at the speedometer. This car is go give the toughest competition to other crossovers as its aggresive & Powerful. This car is literary made for young Indians with lot of passion. I driven the 1ltr AT. Its the perfect engine for the launch. I expected more from the car but its fine for now. Regards.

    anuj |26 Nov,2015 10:56:35 AM

    hello I just want to know .... what's the milage of diesal version Is it better to take titanium or ambient... my daily run is 100 kms or any other option??

  • amit |06 May,2012 04:19:26 PM

    any chance of diesel variant???

    Udit Pandya |06 Jun,2012 07:26:42 PM

    Yes Amit, Diesel variant is expected as Renault's Duster is launched with it. It may be the Ford's Fiesta's Diesel engine. Regards.

  • saravanan |14 Jan,2013 04:47:11 PM

    the rear seats must have the backside moving adjustments same as the innova ( rear first row seat adjustment ). rear seat must fit for the 3 passengers COMFORTABLY {which lacks in fiesta & superb in etios,verito}

  • sudesh |21 May,2013 05:59:09 PM

    is this suv is going to over take the sales of duster and ertiga.

    Rakesh Patel |04 Jul,2013 01:59:17 AM

    Sudesh, Ecosport shouldn't be compared with Duster or Ertiga, its a Mini SUV & a perfect one at that.

  • Pintu sahoo |29 Jun,2013 12:13:00 PM

    rear seats should backside adjustment.....then it would better comfort

  • V.B.Chandrasekaran |05 Jul,2013 02:48:37 PM

    pl let us know the boot space

  • binu joseph |06 Jul,2013 10:37:35 PM

    Dear Udith , nice review , right now i have a wagon R i want to go for the next level i was planningto go for Ertiga because i can exchange my wagon R what about going for Ford eccosport?

  • jyoti |09 Dec,2013 03:26:48 PM

    Hi, I am planning for new car , but confuse between ecosport and Amaze, Please help me,

  • shiva Tyagi |05 Aug,2015 02:27:13 PM

    I have to buy a new car so which is better ecosport or dustur

    Ashim |13 Aug,2015 07:47:08 PM

    Definitely Ecosport. I an driving Ecosport 1 ltr. Ecoboost for the last 1 yr, superb . You can have maximum milage in 80-90 km,hr speed.

  • akshat |27 Mar,2016 05:18:03 PM

    Does eco sport have navigation

  • mohit |24 Jul,2016 10:45:43 PM

    This is regarding Harpreet Ford Gurgaon...this is the worst service centre of ford..i went there for the service of my car ecosport but in return they have damaged all wiring system of the car and are asking me to leave the car for few days so that it can be repaired..it is pertinent to mention here that i purchased it on 1st april 2016 and since then i have visited the service centre more than 4 times..they just deliver mental harrasment to their customers..ultimately i will have to file a case against them..so my request to all ford lovers is that dont ever go to harpreet ford and if possible dont even buy any ford car.my mobile number is 9991876766 if any one of you wants to share any hard experience w.r.t. FORD contact me..i have also mailed to their customer centre but no action has been taken so far, hence the only option left is the consumer court... Thanks!!

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