Ford EcoSport vs. Honda City: Performance

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Ford EcoSport is the flagship compact SUV of Ford India. Its unconventional looks and extraordinary interior has brought it among the most anticipated car of the year on the other hand we have Honda City, the most successful sedan from Honda India. The car stands as a symbol of class and luxury and has some very impressive features. A revamped model of Honda City was launched in 2012.

Performance

Honda City offers a more powerful petrol engine. Honda City is available in nine petrol and one CNG variant. The petrol model is forged with 1.5L, i-VTEC engine of displacement 1497cc.  This generates maximum power of 117PS@ 6600 RPM and torque of 146NM@ 4800 RPM. Same engine can be toggle to work on CNG, with a press of a button. The sedan is matted with 5 speed manual/automatic gear transmission.

The ford EcoSport is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol model is built with 1L, turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine of 999cc. this engine churns out maximum power of 125PS@ 6000 RPM and 170Nm@ 4500 RPM. Under the hood of Ford EcoSport diesel  variant, it has a 1.5L TURBO-DIESEL engine of 1499cc. this generates maximum power of 112PS@ 6300 RPM and torque of 140Nm@ 4400 RPM.

Mileage

Ford EcoSport has a better fuel efficiency than Honda City. The compact SUV EcoSport is blessed with new Turbo Boost technology, which reduces the fuel consumption by 20%, This aid in maintaining high fuel economy of 22.7KMPL with diesel while petrol model maintains a mileage of 16.5-18.6KMPL. The Honda City claims a mileage of 16.8KMPL with manual transmission and 15.6 KMPL with automatic transmission.

Features

EcoSport comes with some unique features like Bluetooth AUX connectivity, rear parking sensors with visual display.  A new SYNC feature (with voice control) which let you connects your Smart Phone with the SUV and can make or receive calls and Smses by voice guidance. It also automatically sends distress call to nearby helpline number in time of need.

The new Honda City is loaded with some intriguing features, which includes Bluetooth connectivity which aid in making and receiving calls without taking hands off the steering, touch screen audio with DVD player for entertainment, USB, AUX and iPod connectivity and Audio Visual Navigation System.

Safety

Ford EcoSport and Honda City both are equipped with best in class safety features like Central Locking, Dual front airbags with front and rear seat-belts, and Child Safety Locks, ABS (Anti lock braking system) with EBD, engine immobilizer is given. Front wheels have disc brakes while rear has drum brakes.

Colours

Ford EcoSport is offered in variety of trendy paint jobs like Panther Black, kinetic Blue, Sea Grey, Moon dust Silver and Diamond White on the other hand Honda City is available in Alabaster Silver Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Bold Beige Metallic and Taffeta White.

Price

Ford EcoSport price is of 5.5- 8.9 lakhs and Honda City is offered at 7.29- 10.62 lakhs.

Verdict

Honda City is offer a more powerful engine with decent fuel efficiency but the new generation compact SUV Ford EcoSport is packed with high end features and luxury. It is more fuel efficient and economical than Honda City.

  Comparison between Ford EcoSport and Renault Duste

Ford EcoSport Honda City
Engine Size 999cc,1L, 3-cylinder turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine/ 1499cc, 1.5L TURBO-DIESEL engine 1497cc, 1.5L, 4-cylinder, i-VTEC engine
Price Range 5.5-8.9lakhs 7.29-10.62 lakhs.
Power 112PS@6300RPM(diesel)/125PS@6000RPM(petrol) 146PS@4800RPM
Gear box 5 speed 5 speed
Mileage 22.7KMPL(diesel)/18.6KMPL(petrol) 16.8KMPL
Transmission Manual/ automatic Manual
Variants  Petrol +diesel diesel

This post was written by

ANKIT BHINDA – who has written posts on Car Comparisons.

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