Ford EcoSport Vs S Cross — Diesel Comparison

Let’s compare the diesel variants of EcoSport vs S Cross and find out which one offers more value. The battle is apt as the Maruti S Cross and the Ford EcoSport just got fresh styling.

Ford EcoSport vs S Cross Maruti(4)

Maruti S Cross Official Website

Ford EcoSport Official Website

EcoSport vs S Cross Round 1: Size

EcoSport vs S Cross Ford EcoSport Maruti S Cross
Length 3998mm 4300mm
Width 1765mm 1785mm
Height 1647mm 1595mm
Ground Clearance 200mm 185mm
Wheelbase 2519mm 2600mm
Weight 1220 – 1320 kg 1215 – 1240 kg
Boot Space 328 – 352 litres 353 litres
Fuel Tank 52 litres 48 litres
Tyre Size 205/50 R17 215/50 R16

The Ford EcoSport may look bigger at first glance, but it’s only taller than the S Cross and higher off the ground. The S Cross is significantly longer, a little wider, has a longer wheelbase, has a bigger boot and wider tyres.

Thankfully, the new S Cross no longer has those ugly alloy wheels. I’d prefer a set of wheel covers over those alloys. It now gets machined alloy wheels. The style is also much improved, and it looks less like a car and more like a crossover. The wider tyres help it with additional ground clearance too.

The EcoSport continues with its profile and adds bits and pieces to make it more exciting. The Ford’s ground clearance is higher, and so is its height. Both of those things give it the style we expect from an SUV/crossover.

Round 1 Winner: Maruti S Cross

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Ford EcoSport vs S Cross Maruti interior cabin dashboard

EcoSport vs S Cross Round 2: Power

EcoSport vs S Cross Ford EcoSport Maruti S Cross
Displacement 1.5 litre 1.3 litre
Power 99hp @ 3750RPM 89hp @ 4000RPM
Torque 205Nm @ 1750 – 3250RPM 200Nm @ 1750RPM
Transmission 5-speed 5-speed
Fuel Efficiency 23km/l 25.1km/l
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs. 8.02 – 10.67 lakh Rs. 8.49 – 11.29 lakh

The S Cross gets the mild hybrid system, which helps it with accelerating at lower RPMs. So the turbo lag isn’t as pronounced as it used to be while the 2000RPM kick is still intact. It has enough juice for highway cruising and decent torque for city driving.

But, the EcoSport has all of it and then some. It makes more power, and the off-peak torque delivery is better in the EcoSport. And when the torque wave comes in, it stays put for a good 1500RPM. That’s where you spend most of your time, and it certainly feels more drivable than the Maruti’s engine. Maruti’s lightweight, aerodynamic shell and SHVS gives it better fuel efficiency, though. You also have to pay more if you want all the bells and whistles S Cross has to offer. However, the EcoSport Titanium and S Cross Zeta are almost equally pricey.

Round 2 Winner: Ford EcoSport

Ford EcoSport vs S Cross Maruti Touchscreen Infotainment

EcoSport vs S Cross Round 3: Safety and Features

ABS and dual airbags are standard on both the cars. The S Cross also offers all wheel disc brakes and ISOFIX child seat anchors as standard equipment. That’s great news for the safety conscious who don’t want to compromise with family’s safety.

EcoSport vs S Cross Ford EcoSport Maruti S Cross
Safety
Front Dual Airbags Standard
Side Dual Airbags Top variant only Not Available
Curtain Airbags Top variant only Not Available
ABS Standard
ISOFIX Child Seat Hook Top variant only Standard
All-Wheel Disc Brakes Not Available Standard
Features
Keyless Entry Top 2 variants only
Push-Button Start Top 2 variants only
Climate Control Standard except base variant Higher variants only
Cruise Control Top variant only Higher variants only
Auto-Dimming Mirror Not available Top variant only
Tilt Steering Standard
Telescopic Steering Standard Standard except base variant
Auto Headlamps Top variant only
Auto Wipers Top variant only
Projector Headlamps Top 2 variant only Standard
Headlamp Type Halogen bulb LED on top variant 
Front Armrest Top 3 variants only Standard except base variant
Rear Armrest Top variant only Higher variants only
Rear AC Vents Not available
Reclining rear seats Not available Higher variants only
Entertainment
Touchscreen 8-inch/6.5-inch 7-inch
Android Auto Standard except base variant Higher variants only
Apple CarPlay Standard except base variant Higher variants only
Reversing Camera Top variant only Higher variants only
Parking Sensor Top 3 variants only Standard except base variant
Built-In Navigation Not available Higher variants only

The S Cross offers projector headlamps, front and rear armrest, cruise control and reversing camera without having to opt for the top variant. LED headlights, built-in navigation, auto-dimming mirror and reclining rear seats are exclusively available in the S Cross. These features help the S Cross top variant justify its higher price tag. It’s Rs. 62,000 more expensive than the EcoSport Titanium+.

The EcoSport doesn’t have any exclusive features over the S Cross. Once you get used to these features, you’ll see that the S Cross sits at least half a segment above the smaller EcoSport.

Round 3 Winner: Maruti S Cross

Ford EcoSport vs S Cross Maruti(2) Rear

Conclusion

In this EcoSport vs S Cross battle, we see that the S Cross improved styling gives it butch styling. But it’s not enough to make the EcoSport look puny even though it’s the smaller car here. The Maruti S Cross packs more space and more features helping it easily justify its slightly higher price tag.

If you compare the S Cross Zeta (Rs. 9.98 lakh) and the EcoSport Titanium (Rs. 9.85 lakh), it becomes even more apparent that the Maruti is the more accomplished car here. It also has a wider dealer and service network. The S Cross Zeta offers a bigger bang for your buck.

Overall Winner: Maruti S Cross

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Ford EcoSport Vs S Cross — Diesel Comparison
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In this Ford EcoSport vs S Cross battle, let's see how the two cars compare with fresh styling. Find out which one gives you MORE VALUE for your money.
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