Ford ecosport 2017 first drive report

Ford EcoSport <2017-2019> generation has been discontinued as it received an update. Its lakiểm tra trlặng available in the market is EcoSport
PriceMileageEngineTransmissionFuel TypeSeating Capacity
₹ 7.83 Lakh onwards
14.8 to lớn 23 kmpl
999 lớn 1498 cc
Manual và Automatic
Petrol & Diesel
5 Seater

Ford EcoSport <2017-2019> Price:

Ford EcoThể Thao <2017-2019> price starts at ₹ 7.83 Lakh và goes upto ₹ 11.90 Lakh. The price of Petrol variant for EcoSport <2017-2019> ranges between ₹ 7.83 Lakh - ₹ 11.38 Lakh & the price of Diesel variant for EcoSport <2017-2019> ranges between ₹ 8.43 Lakh - ₹ 11.90 Lakh.

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Ford EcoThể Thao <2017-2019> Versions:

EcoThể Thao <2017-2019> is available in 15 variants. Out of these 15 variants, 13 are Manual & 2 are Automatic.

Ford EcoSport <2017-2019> Colours:

EcoThể Thao <2017-2019> is offered in 7 colours: Lightning Blue, Canyon Ridge, Diamond White, Moondust Silver, Race Red, Absolute Black and Smoke Grey. However, some of these colours are available in specific versions.

Ford EcoSport <2017-2019> Competitors:

EcoSport <2017-2019> is competing against Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster, Hyundẻo Venue, Hyundẻo i20, Hyundẻo Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Rapid TSI & Toyota Urban Cruiser.
Narrow cabin makes it best for four peopleInconsistent interior fit & finishMore expensive than its rivals
The hugely improved Ford EcoThể Thao has plenty going for it, particularly with buyers looking for a well-built compact SUV that packs in new tech and is great khổng lồ drive. Additionally, both diesel và petrol engines have more than enough power and thanks khổng lồ the cosmetic tăng cấp it looks more mature than before. You also get loads of safety features that makes it even more appealing.

We have sầu now reached phase two of our touchscreen infotainment system where we will reveal the cars (and their systems) that managed khổng lồ slot in from fourth to first place.


In any rankings danh mục, regardless of the sản phẩm in question, it is the top four slots which really matter. And it"s no different for touchscreen infotainment systems. So without much ado, we shall reveal the cars (và their touchscreen systems) that managed lớn slot in from fourth to first place. In a separate story, we have looked at the systems that secured positions from the eighth lớn the fifth and you can read about that here as well as how we went about assesing the touchscreen systems. 


 Why I would touch it- Wireless charging và easy khổng lồ use interface Why I wouldn’t touch it- Placement of display và laông chồng of punch in the graphics


The Hyundai Creta gets a slightly more advanced version of the infotainment package offered in cars lượt thích the Grvà i10, but the interface is pretty much the same. The display for the infotainment system matches the segment standard & has the right mix of both resolution and the size of the text.


We felt that the while the svào backlight is able to lớn compensate the effect of the sunlight, the display is placed too low for our liking. In fact, if there had been no cloông chồng, & the top of the display had started off just below the plastic cowl, it would have sầu scored much higher in these two subjective sections.


Hyundẻo has always been known to lớn use good unique plastics và this is evident in the touch, feel and kích cỡ of the buttons. The Creta is only one of the few cars in this price bracket lớn offer wireless charging and this, along with the USB port và 12V socket, is packaged rather tightly behind the gear lever.

Its features list has always been a svào point for Hyundẻo và its cars come with all forms of phone connectivity, wireless charging, in-built maps, dynamic tracking for the reverse camera. There is also a dedicated sound package developed by Arkamys for the Creta.

As we had said previously, the graphics are functionality over form. The designs are easy to understand, but they laông chồng the extra bit of pizazz offered by the rivals. 

The steering mounted buttons have a minor lag but it’s not something that is easily noticeable và more over, it also has a dedicated voice command button but that system works only with smart phone connectivity. Finally, in the music quality demo, the Hyundẻo system scored an average of 3/5.

The winner of our previous infotainment system series has found itself in third place in this round of testing & by the smallest of margins. At first glance, the angle and placement of the display on the dashboard might seem off a bit, but when you start using the system regularly, you realise the benefits of how it is placed. A lower placement also means you get good visibility in direct sunlight. This feat is also, undoubtedly, aided by a well calibrated backlighting system. 

There are physical buttons for every function and we liked their touch & feel as well as the unique of plastics used. This is one of the few cars in the demo where the steering controls responded instantly even though there is very little that can be controlled from these buttons.

Although, placing the input ports right beside the screen allows for a tighter package và quicker access, it does mean that you will have sầu wires dangling over the gear lever.

In terms of features, it comes with all the connectivity options listed in our thử nghiệm criteria but for maps and voice assistance you need lớn connect your smart device & use either Google or Siri.

While the VW system has simple graphics, they bởi vì not look or feel dull. The colour scheme of Trắng text over a black background is quite pleasing lớn the eyes & helps everything st& out even in the darkness.

The Vento lớn topped out the music quality kiểm tra with an average score of 4.5/5 và in fact, this was only car where we sat through the entire 5:55 of Bohemian Rhapsody. We were able to lớn hear all the highs & lows & transitions from side to side as the tuy nhiên progressed.

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Why I would touch it- 360-degree camera, graphics Why I wouldn’t touch it- Placement of steering audio controls

Nissan has made it to this danh sách thanks to lớn the Kicks SUV. It’s the newest system in the danh sách và gives us a pđánh giá of what we can expect, not just from Nissan, but also from other Japanese automakers, in terms of future systems. The touchscreen display is a smooth looking silvery sheet rising out of the dashboard. We like the unique of plastics used in the buttons và they are placed at a good màn chơi.

It has scored high in terms of display size & has a good backlighting system which provides better visibility in sunlight. The latter also gets a cấp độ up due to lớn the angle & placement of the screen. However, the display has been given a glossy finish và this means, a plethora of fingerprints all over.

The USB & AUX ports are placed below the climate control dials & like the Hyundai, it’s a tightly packaged space. However, it comes with a deep cubby hole that prevents wires from dangling over the gear lever.

In terms of features, Nissan has been pretty straight forward và linked all connectivity to lớn Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. One of the các buổi tiệc nhỏ pieces for the Kicks is its 360-degree camera.

There’s one camera in the front, one in the rear and two in the wing mirrors và this gives the driver a surround view. It is a great addition, but the resolution of the surround cameras is not too great.

The interface of the Kicks is that of a smart phone from the start of this decade. There is a pleasant xanh tinge lớn the overall appearance and all the icons are large and easily legible. As we have seen in the Venlớn, a simple interface with easy lớn read fonts and bright colours is far more effective in getting you to lớn where you need lớn rather than a multitude of steps.

Unlike the other cars featured in this nhận xét, the Kicks’ secondary audio controls are a separate stalk behind the wheel rather than buttons on the steering face. It looks aftermarket và requires you khổng lồ move sầu your hand from the three o clock position lớn use it. In the music chất lượng thử nghiệm, the Kicks scored 2.5/5, which is a mid-màn chơi score in this competition. The sound quality was acceptable & you could hear the transitions in the tuy vậy but, compared to lớn the Vento lớn, it feels a few levels inferior.

Why I would touch it- SYNC3 Interface & placement of the screen Why I wouldn’t touch it- Placement of input ports

It has been a closely fought battle aao ước the top seven, but the winner in this touchscreen comparison thử nghiệm is Ford’s SYNC3 infotainment system with a clear margin.

Things look quite exciting right from the beginning as the oto gets an 8.0-inch floating display. The dashboard of the EcoThể Thao has a downward slant moving from the glass area towards the cabin và the display lines up with the slant in such a way that its top sections just about stick up khổng lồ the top line of the dashboard.

This angle of placement shields it well against the glare of the sun and because Ford uses light colours, the fingerprint smudges are not noticeable until the display is switched off. However, while the display screen may be of a significant size, but the actual area used for display is considerably smaller and confined by a huge blachồng border.

The EcoThể Thao và Kicks have roughly the same concept when it comes khổng lồ button and dial layout but where the Kicks has proper well defined buttons, the EcoSport’s buttons feel a tad bit small.

There are two USB ports & both are in line with the gear lever with little or no space to place your smart device. One of the major things that has swung the vote in favour of the EcoSport is the interface. It was a popular choice amuốn all the testers & this was mostly due lớn the simple yet elegant design. We also liked the colour schemes of multiple shades of their signature blue behind blachồng text.

Ford has also been clear about connectivity options và requires you khổng lồ have a smart device connected. It comes with both Apple CarPlay và Android Aukhổng lồ and once you have sầu your phone plugged in, all the major feature lượt thích maps, music & telephone connectivity get their individual icons. There are also some specific apps that can be downloaded like Waze (iOS) or MapmyIndia (Android Auto), Glympse & Accuweather.

Finally, in the music chất lượng kiểm tra, the EcoThể Thao scored an average of 3.4/5 for the music quality chạy thử. This is the second highest score in this new test that we came up with và this achievement is primarily due khổng lồ its ability khổng lồ correctly output the highs và lows as well the transitions from side khổng lồ side. 


Kapil Angane

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EcoSport <2017-2019> Colours

Ford EcoSport <2017-2019> is available/sold in the following colours in India.

Ford has stopped the production of Ford EcoSport <2017-2019>. The last recorded price of Ford EcoSport <2017-2019> is ₹ 7.83 Lakh.
The top model of Ford EcoThể Thao <2017-2019> is S Diesel và the last recorded price for EcoThể Thao <2017-2019> S Diesel is ₹ 11.90 Lakh.
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