I am confused to choose between upcoming i20 and EcoSport, please suggest me which one would be a better choice.
By: Shravan on 10 june 2017
Both the cars look stylish and appealing. EcoSport is a compact SUV which looks muscular & sporty while i20 is an elegantly designed hatchback. Buyers are looking at the Ford EcoSport over the Hyundai i20 is due to its attractive “SUV” styling,
In my opinion if you are looking for petrol model – EcoSport would be a better choice. It is powered by 1.5 liter engine which offers better handling and dynamics compared to i20’s 1.2 liter petrol engine. EcoSport (petrol) is also more agile with a sharper turn-in and a quicker steering.
But, if you are looking for diesel model – i20 would be a better choice, as it is powered by smoother 6-speed gearbox which helps it cruise much better on highway. The diesel engine of i20 also feels more refined and has better NVH levels.
Talking about the interiors, i20 feels a bit more premium compared to EcoSport and it also holds a slight edge over the EcoSport in terms of space as it offers a roomier feel with slightly better legroom. Three passengers on rear seat feels more comfortable in i20 compared to EcoSport. While driving seat of EcoSport offers better outside visibility compared to i20 due to its tall stance. The softer suspension of i20 offers more comfortable ride in city while EcoSport excels in high speed stability and feels more composed on highway.
In terms of service, Hyundai definitely has an upper hand here in network as well as service quality levels but Ford is also improving so servicing shouldn’t be an issue with either of these cars.