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Compare Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Vs Ford EcoSport

Snapshot: We put the established Ford EcoSport against the new Maruti S-Cross and find out the better spec car among the two.

Maruti Suzuki is ruling almost every segment of Indian car bazaar. Its cars are budget friendly, good looking and deliver high fuel efficiency. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross isn’t different. The car is stunner altogether. Being offered in diesel engine options makes it viable to a great extent. There's an automatic climate control in the top end variant, while the infotainment system is packed with numerous advanced features that include Bluetooth connectivity too. On the other, it has been competing with the very successful Ford EcoSport. The car is a sporty compact SUV, which was warmly received as soon as it was launched in the market. The sporty exteriors, fuel efficient engine options, and comfortable interiors make it a very competetive product. Moreover, the price tag of Ford EcoSport is smartly done, thereby not burning a hole in your pocket. The specification sheet present below will help you compare the cars.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Safety vs. Ford EcoSport Safety

  • Number of Airbags
    2
    6
  • Engine Immobilizer
    Yes
    Yes
  • Parking Assistance
    Yes, Rear sensors with camera
    Yes, Rear sensors
  • Child Safety Locks
    Yes
    Yes
  • Door Ajar Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Central Locking
    Yes
    Yes
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
    Yes
    Yes
  • ESP (Electronic Safety Program)
    No
    No
  • EBA (Electronic Brake Assist)
    No
    No
  • EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
    No
    No

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Exterior vs. Ford EcoSport Exterior

  • Headlights
    Projector
    Halogen
  • Front Fog Lights
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Wash / Wiper
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Defogger
    Yes
    Yes
  • Wheels
    Alloy
    Alloy
  • ORVMs (Outside Rear-view Mirrors)
    Internal adjustment-Electric with folding
    Internal adjustment - Electric
  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs
    Yes
    Yes

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Interior vs. Ford EcoSport Interior

  • Power Windows
    All Windows
    All Windows
  • Power Steering
    Yes, Electric Power
    Yes, Electric Power
  • Instrument Console
    Analog + Digital
    Analog + Digital
  • Multifunction Display
    Yes
    Yes
  • Adjustable Steering Column
    Yes, Rake, Reach
    Yes, Rake, Reach
  • Seats Material
    Leather
    Leather
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
    Yes
    Yes
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
    Yes
    Yes
  • Sun Visor
    Driver & Front Passenger
    Driver & Front Passenger
  • Seat Height Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
  • Start / Stop Button
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Center Armrest
    Yes, Cup Holders
    Yes, Cup Holders
  • Clock
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Comfort vs. Ford EcoSport Comfort

  • Navigation System
    Yes
    Yes
  • Ventilation System
    Yes, Fully automatic climate control
    Yes, Fully automatic climate control
  • Automatic Headlamps
    Yes
    No
  • Boot-lid Opener
    Internal, With Remote
    Internal, With Remote
  • Fuel-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • 12v Power Outlet
    Yes, 2
    Yes, 2
  • Second Row AC Vents
    No
    No
  • Adjustable Headrests
    Yes, All Rows
    Yes, All Rows
  • CD / MP3 / DVD Player
    Yes
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    Yes
    Yes
  • USB Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • iPod Compatibility
    No
    No
  • Aux-in Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • Cup Holders
    Yes, Front & Rear
    Yes, Front & Rear
  • Keyless Entry
    Yes, Smart Key
    Yes, Smart key
  • Cooled Glovebox
    No
    No
  • Infotainment Screen
    Yes, Touch Sensitive
    No

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Instrumentation vs. Ford EcoSport Instrumentation

  • Tachometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Odometer
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Average Fuel Consumption
    Yes
    No
  • Average Speed
    Yes
    Yes
  • Tripmeter
    Yes
    Yes
  • Distance to Empty
    Yes
    No
  • Fuel Gauge
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Digital
  • Engine Malfunction Light
    Yes
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Key Off Reminder
    Yes
    No
  • Headlight Reminder
    Yes
    No
  • Low Fuel Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fasten Seat Belt Warning
    Yes
    Yes

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Dimensions and Weights vs. Ford EcoSport Dimensions and Weights

  • Length
    4300 mm
    3999 mm
  • Width
    1765 mm
    1765 mm
  • Height
    1590 mm
    1708 mm
  • Wheelbase
    2600 mm
    2590 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    180 mm
    200 mm
  • Boot Space
    375 litres
    346 litres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    48 litres
    52 litres

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Body vs. Ford EcoSport Body

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • Body Type
    Crossover
    SUV
  • Doors
    5
    5

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Engine vs. Ford EcoSport Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    4
    4
  • Displacement
    1598 cc
    1498 cc
  • Power (PS @ RPM)
    120@3750
    91@3750
  • Torque (Nm@RPM)
    320@1750
    204@2000-2750
  • Engine Location
    Front, Transverse
    Front, Transverse
  • Fuel System
    Injection
    Injection
  • Emission Norm
    BS IV g/km
    BS IV g/km
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    22.70 km/litre
    22.67 km/litre

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Transmission vs. Ford EcoSport Transmission

  • Drivetrain
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
  • Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gears
    6 (Diesel)
    6 (Diesel) / 6 (Petrol)

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Brakes/Wheels and Tyres vs. Ford EcoSport Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

  • Front Brakes
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes
    Solid Disc
    Drum
  • Front Tyre & Rim
    205/60R16
    205/60R16
  • Rear Tyre & Rim
    205/60R16
    205/60R16

The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing Maruti S-Cross Alpha 1.6-Litre with Ford EcoSport 1.5D Titanium (O). 

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Vs Ford EcoSport (Design and Exteriors)

The exteriors of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross are not only inspiring, but are also a perfect mix of sophistication and sportiness. The aerodynamics of the car is what accentuates the overall personality of the car. the muscular body has an impressive frontage. The front profile features a good looking and sleek bonnet with grille finished with chrome and big halogen headlight cluster. The sloping roof is amalgamated with a large windscreen. The side has black B-pillars, ORVMs dipped in body colored and body colored door handles. The ORVMs have turn blinkers integrated in them. The top end variant get alloy wheels fitted into the wheel arches, whilst 16inches of steel wheels are present in the rest of the variants. The rear profile is completed with style. The car has chic tail lamps, distinct turn indicators and silver skid plate on the rear bumper.

The exteriors of Ford EcoSport are the highlights. The international design philosophy makes the car appear to be a delight for the eyes. The front is aggressive with a big bumper accompanied three-layered air dam. The chrome finished fog lamps are nice and the angular headlights go with the flow. The accentuated hood augments the superb stance of the car. The pillar is blended well with the car persona. The side profile has body colored door handles with ORVMs painted in body colors and has turn indicators incorporated in them. The silver finish on the roof rails is exciting to look at. The rear has clear glass tail lamps accompanied by high mounted stop lamp and sporty rear spoiler.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Vs Ford EcoSport (Interiors and Features)

The interiors of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross are lovely and make an impact on you. Maruti S-Cross is provided with roomy cabin that has been equipped with abundant sophisticated comfort features. if we see the top trim, it has been gifted with leather upholstery and height adjustable driver’s seat. The GPS navigation system with advanced infotainment center is perfect. the Bluetooth connectivity helps wireless buffering from your mobile phone. the other comfort features comprise of automatic climate control, high resolution TFT screen showcasing all looked-for information like outside temperature, driving range, fuel consumption etc. The utility features in S-Cross are no less. There comprise of sunglass holder, map lamps, sliding front center armrest, luggage board, dual side operable parcel tray, front footwell and more.

Ford EcoSport doesn’t let down in terms of interiors. The car has a spacious and comfortable cabin accompanied by premium upholstery for the seats. The silver and black theme on the dashboard is exquisite. The dashboard is widespread that has power steering wheel, air conditioning system and glove box. The advanced music system is in attendance in the top trim of the car. Also, the high end variant of EcoSport has been endowed with height adjustable driver’s seat, lumbar support, leather wrapped gear shift knob and steering wheel. The Ice blue theme on the analogue dials is pleasing top the eyes, and the 12V power socket allow you to keep your mobile charged on the go. The 705L boot ensures a great storage of your luggage when on road trips.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Vs Ford EcoSport (Engine, Transmission & Gearbox)

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has two diesel engine options. However, the lack of petrol engine option could be felt here. The first diesel one comprises of 1.6-Litre DDiS 320 power train that displaces 1598cc. This one is capable of generating maximum power of 119.6Ps at the rate of 3750rpm and 320Nm torque @ 1750rpm. This is coupled with the manual six-speed transmission. The 1.3-Litre DDiS 200 motor, displaces 1248cc. It is powerful too that churns out maximum power of 89.7PS @ 4000rpm along with 200Nm torque @ 1750rpm. This engine is intermingled with 5-speed manual gearbox.

Ford EcoSport is offered in 3 engine options, comprising of one diesel and two petrol. The 1.0-Litre EcoBoost engine with 999cc displacement is the most popular petrol variant of the car. This one gives away 125Ps power @ 6000rpm and 170Nm torque @ 1400-4500rpm. This is mated with the regular 5-speed manual transmission. The other 1.5-Litre 1499cc petrol engine churns out maximum power of 112Ps @ 6300rpm and 140Nm torque @ 4400rpm. This engine has the option of being mated with six-speed automatic gearbox or 5-speed manual transmission. Coming to the diesel variants, Ford EcoSport diesel features 1.5-Litre 1498cc DV5 motor that produces peak power of 91Ps @ 3750rpm and 204Nm torque @ 2000-2750rpm. The five-speed manual transmission coupled with the engine does the job well.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Vs Ford EcoSport (Mileage and Safety)

The DDiS 200 diesel variant of S-Cross has the capability to deliver 23.65kmpl on the highways and 18-19kmpl on the city roads. The 1.6-Litre diesel engine variant gives max out mileage of 22.07kmpl on the expressways and 17kmpl of fuel economy on city roads.

Ford EcoSport with 1.5-Litre petrol engine has the potential to give away 11kmpl of mileage on the city roads and 14kmpl on the highways. The 1.0Litre EcoBoost engine has the capacity to define a good mileage of 11-15.44kmpl. The diesel variants of EcoSport are efficient enough to give away 16.0kmpl to 19.57kmpl of mileage.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is a brilliant compact SUV. The car maker has not compromised when it comes to the safety features. The car has been encumbered with plentiful safety characteristics. All the variants of EcoSport are blessed with the necessary features such as engine immobilizer, anti-lock braking system, seat belts, and central door locking. With the exception of the above mentioned, the higher variants have been sacred with dual front airbags, reverse parking camera, anti-theft security system, seat belts with pretensioners, etc.

Ford is known for making safe cars and EcoSport is one of the best examples. The car has been equipped with up-to-date safety features, comprising of active and passive. This sporty SUV has configurable speed alarm, emergency assist, auto unlock for doors on crash, electrically powered swing gate release and locking wheel nut for the spare wheel. Furthermore, the top end variant has been showered with airbags for the driver and front co-passenger, driver seat belt reminder, emergency brake hazard warning and rear parking sensors. To enhance the safety segment of the car, the top trim of EcoSport is also installed with electronic stability program, anti-lock braking system, hill launch assist and brake assist. ISOFIX, remote central locking with flip key and smart keyless entry with engine immobilizer is also present.

Verdict

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is an interesting compact car, which has been equipped with a lot of features, but sadly we feel that it looks more like a big hatch than an SUV. Its competitor Ford EcoSport on the other hand has good ground clearance but has very polarising looks. However, EcoSport for us is a winner since it offers more engine options and also has a more affordable price tag.

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