New Ford EcoSport v Maruti Vitara Brezza – Spec Comparison

New Ford Ecosport v Maruti Vitara Brezza Engine, Specs

Specs                 New Ford EcoSport Maruti Vitara Brezza
Engine 1.5-litre Diesel / 1.5-litre Dragon Petrol 1.3-litre DDiS Diesel
Power 99 bhp at 3,750 rpm / 120 bhp at 6,500 rpm 90 PS at 4,000 rpm
Torque 205 Nm at 1,750 rpm / 150 Nm at 4,500 rpm 200 Nm at 2,000 rpm
Transmission six-speed Manual / Six-Speed Automatic five-speed manual

Maruti Vitara Brezza gets power from a 1.3-litre diesel engine under the hood which is mated to a five speed manual gearbox. It churns out 90 PS peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque and delivers the claimed fuel economy of 24.3 kmpl. Maruti is expected to offer a petrol variant in later stage which might get an AMT gearbox.

The Ford EcoSport facelift does not have the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged engine for India The transmission options continues to be a standard five-speed manual or a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Ford has added the 120 bhp producing 1.5-litre Ti-VCT naturally-aspirated three-cylinder Dragon petrol engine, from Latin American market, for India.

The 1.5-litre TDCi diesel continues to feature in the facelifted model as well. The Ford EcoSport does offer a petrol engine option on the EcoSport while the diesel motor is also the powerful compared to the Vitara Brezza. Moreover, an automatic transmission is also offered in the EcoSport.

New Ford Ecosport v Maruti Vitara Brezza Mileage

New Ford EcoSport Maruti Vitara Brezza
17 kmpl for petrol and 23 kmpl for diesel 24.3 kmpl

Ford’s existing diesel powertrain was already fuel efficient, thus there is only minor tweak in economy with the 1.5-litre Dragon petrol returning 17 kmpl by being 7 percent frugal than the outgoing petrol engine.

The 1.5-litre TDCi is claimed to have fuel consumption of 23 kmpl. On paper, the Vitara Brezza is the more fuel economical compared to EcoSport but not by a huge margin as the Maruti Suzuki SUV is only 1.3 kmpl more frugal.

New Ford Ecosport v Maruti Vitara Brezza Price

New Ford EcoSport Maruti Vitara Brezza
Rs. 7.31 lakh to Rs. 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs. 7.24 lakh to Rs. 9.91 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Both the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport are close contenders when it’s about pricing. The Vitara Brezza is priced from Rs. 7.24 lakh, while the price for Ford Ecosport ranges between Rs. 7.31 lakh and Rs. 10.99 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). While the Vitara is offered is seven variants, the EcoSport is available in ten trims and thanks to increased localisation, it stands toe-to-toe with the former in pricing as well right now.

New Ford Ecosport v Maruti Vitara Brezza Comparison Verdict

The subcompact SUV segment is one of the toughly contested spaces in the Indian market as almost all the big players have entered. Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza is still churning big numbers when compared to EcoSport or others in the fray. However, customers these days are not shying away from reaching out to their potential options.

The EcoSport was indeed the initial benchmark in the segment but it lost out to Vitara Brezza by a huge margin since it was launched, The facelifted model though is looking set to get back to the glory days with a powerful engine lineup, packed features list and competitive pricing. It can be called as a proper facelift in all measures and it reflects in the recent selling numbers.

The tried and tested diesel engine in the Vitara Brezza is a big plus for Maruti Suzuki but since more buyers are shifting towards petrol models, it is important to bring in such variants sooner rather than later. Overall, we would put the money on Ford EcoSport until a petrol motor is introduced in the Brezza and see how it goes!