Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport – COMPARISON


Tata is about to enter the hotly-contested Compact SUV space with the Nexon. Upon its launch, the Nexon will have to go up against some tough competition. One of its chief rivals will be the Ford EcoSport, which started this segment. Ford has been updating the EcoSport with new features, the latest addition being a touchscreen infotainment system to the car. So, how will the two cars stack up once the Nexon is launched too? Here’s our Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport comparison to help you in this regard. So check out how these compare against each other.

tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport Comparison

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Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport – Price Comparison

Tata Nexon Price (estimated)* ₹ 6.50 lakh – 10.50 lakh
Ford EcoSport Price* ₹ 7.10 lakh – 10.71 lakh

*all prices ex-showroom Delhi

In terms of pricing, we expect the Nexon’s prices to start lower than EcoSport’s. After all, this way, Tata will be able to edge out the Ford’s car in this crucial department. However, the prices of the top trims of both cars are expected to be quite closely priced.

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Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport – Specifications Comparison

Specifications Tata Nexon Ford EcoSport
Engine 1.5-litre RevoTorq turbo diesel 1.5-litre TDCI turbo diesel
Power 108BHP 99BHP
Torque 260Nm 205Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual 5-speed Manual

Reports suggest the Tata Nexon will come equipped with a diesel engine initially. Hence, we compare the two cars’ diesel specifications first. Neither car offers an automatic gearbox with its diesel engine for now. The Nexon’s 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine makes more power and torque than EcoSport’s 1.5-litre turbo diesel unit

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Specifications Tata Nexon Ford EcoSport
Engine 1.2-litre turbo petrol 1.5-litre petrol/1.0-litre turbo petrol
Power 108BHP 110-123BHP
Torque 170Nm 140Nm/170Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual 5-speed Manual/6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch (1.5 petrol only)

In this area, the EcoSport has a distinct advantage over its rivals as it is the only car to offer a dual-clutch transmission option. The Nexon offers a 6-speed manual gearbox only (for now). Its petrol engine, a 1.2-litre RevoTron turbo petrolhas lower piower outputs than both petrol engines of the EcoSport. However, its torque output matches that of the more powerful 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbo petrol’s output.

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Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport – Mileage Comparison

Car Mileage (petrol) Mileage (diesel)
Tata Nexon 19 KMPL (estimated) 24 KMPL (estimated)
Ford EcoSport* 15.85 KMPL (1.5-litre petrol)/18.88 KMPL (1.0-litre turbo petrol) 22.27 KMPL

*ARAI-certified mileage figures

The Tata Nexon can have an advantage over the EcoSport here. Tata equips both its engines with drive modes, which are likely to help the Nexon deliver better mileage than EcoSport’s ARAI-certified mileage. Coming to the EcoSport, its mileage figures are decent for this category of cars.

Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport – Dimensions

Dimensions Tata Nexon Ford EcoSport
Length (mm) 3,995 3,999
Width (mm) 1,811 1,765
Height (mm) 1,607 1,708
Wheelbase (mm) 2,498 2,520

The Nexon was revealed worldwide at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Hence, we do know its dimensions. Lengthwise, the Nexon is just 4mm shorter than EcoSport but curiously, it is 22mm shorter in wheelbase than its Ford rival. However, it more than makes up for it in terms of width. At 1,811mm, the Nexon is 46mm wider than the EcoSport. Lastly, the EcoSport offers 101mm more headroom than Nexon, the Nexon is likely to be more sporty to drive, as a result.

Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport – Features Comparison

Tata Nexon Ford EcoSport
Touchscreen infotainment with navigation Halogen headlamps with LED DRLs
Auto A/c 4-speaker audio system
Projector headlamps with LED DRLs Touchscreen infotainment with navigation
LED taillamps Auto A/c
Dual airbags + ABS and EBD Up to 6 airbags
8-speaker audio system Rear Parking Camera

Few details are known about the Tata Nexon’s feature list at this time. After all, its India launch is still a bit away. However, if the international model is anything to go by, expect the car to come packing with features such as projector headlamps with LED DRLs, touchscreen infotainment unit with navigation, an 8-speaker audio system by Harman Kardon and dual airbags+ABS and EBD as standard safety features.

The EcoSport, with its recent feature update, is now more competitive than before. It has touchscreen infotainment unit with navigation, a reverse parking camera and up to 6 airbags on offer.

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Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport – Conclusion

Price – The Nexon and EcoSport are expected to be be priced closely. True, the Nexon’s price will start lower than that of EcoSport. However, when it comes to the top trims, the gap in the pricing of the two cars is expected to come down quite a bit.

Specifications – The Nexon comes with a 1.2-litre RevoTron turbo petrol and 1.5-litre RevoTorq turbo diesel engine. The EcoSport comes with three engine options – two petrol and one diesel – which means more options for the buyers. Also, Ford offers a dual-clutch transmission on EcoSport, which none of its rivals do. This is one significant advantage Ford has in this segment.

Mileage – The Nexon is expected to offer better mileage than Ford. This is because Tata offers both engines with driving modes to not just aid with driveability but with fuel efficiency too. The EcoSport’s fuel efficiency isn’t shabby but the Nexon will likely hand the EcoSport a defeat here.

Dimensions – Both cars offer their own advantages here. However, while Ford offers more legroom and headroom (more wheelbase and taller car), the Nexon offers more elbow room (wider car). As far as the headroom aspect is concerned, the Nexon may have a disadvantage here, but is likely to offer a sportier drive.

Features – Expect the Nexon to come packed with all the latest features you expect in a car from this segment. After all, the EcoSport is quite old now and while it has a good feature list, the Nexon is the newer car here. So, it will likely have an advantage in this department.

So, do you like our Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport comparison? Feel free to weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below. For more such comparisons, stay tuned to Car Blog India.

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  1. There were much expectations when TATA came out with a reasonably good engine and evoque inspired design…..TATA is too careless when it comes to design part….The so called space in the centre console is useless….The fitments and panels inside are not perfect…The so called Ceramic line outside doesn’t fit well to the body…. the so called umbrella holder is a small hole to which you cannot fit an umbrella properly …..and the biggest flop in the design is that they have put a centre fan console that eats away the space of a middle passenger which could have been the advantage….and it is disastrous to note that it is not an AC vent but a mere fan…….TATA is making the customers fools…..the rear seats lacks cushioning……and that way the vehicle is not a good buy for 10 lakhs…..coming to engine part….Petrol one is not that a big tech while diesel is just ok….and the durability is a question which you will have to wait and see……..