2015 Ford EcoSport | new car review

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 by
2015 Ford EcoSport
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  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • Very Good
AEDAED 70,000 - 85,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 60%
  • Interior
    Editor: 65%
  • Quality
    Editor: 60%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

The Indian built 2015 Ecosport is primarily aimed at budget conscious customers and is ’s attempt to dethrone the hugely successful Renault Duster.

Pros

Filled with features for a car that falls into this particular segment of the market.

Cons

Interior quality and materials aren't of the highest standards.

Looks

The 2015 Ford EcoSport seems a little lost while trying to look aggressive with a sculpted bonnet, headlights that seem to frown, and a spare tyre that is mounted outside the side opening rear door. The short overhangs, ridiculously small alloys and tall stance of the car end up making it look cute, rather than aggressive.

2014 Ford EcoSport front

Feels

Reasonably comfortable for up to four individuals, the cabin of the 2015 Ford EcoSport isn’t the most spacious place to be, but will suffice for most journeys and is matched by boot space that measure 346 litres with the second row seats in use, and 705 litres when stowed away. Although unmistakable Ford styling is present across the dashboard and centre stack, the remote A/C vents at either end of the dashboard are in dire need of a redesign, as they look like they’ve slipped off-centre in the design process.

2014 Ford EcoSport interior

Engineering

For a that is targeted towards the budget conscious types, the 2015 Ford EcoSport is surprisingly well equipped. Leatherette on the seats, an MP3 compatible stereo with AUX and Bluetooth inputs, front and side airbags, steering wheel mounted controls, cruise control, keyless go, climate control and rear parking sensors, are all what you can find in the top of the line EcoSport.

2014 Ford EcoSport rear

What’s on offer?

Under the tiny hood is a 4 cylinder 1.5 litre engine that is good for 109 horsepower @ 6,300 RPM, 142 Nm @ 4,200 RPM, and is small enough to fit on an A4 sized sheet of paper. In today’s automotive world, those are embarrassingly low numbers, but then again the 2015 Ford EcoSport is a featherweight at just 1,200 kilograms. Paired to a 6 speed automatic, the EcoSport is a decently efficient vehicle and will cover 100 kilometres in exchange for around 8 litres of gasoline.

2014 Ford EcoSport rear

Summing it…

At a starting price of AED 70,000 the 2015 Ford Ecosport definitely gets your attention, for it’s a lot of car for a small sum of money. For consumers on a budget, it is a no-brainer. However, once you select all the options, the price goes up to AED 85,000 and at that price, the build quality somehow does not feel acceptable.

2014 Ford EcoSport interior

Specifications

Specifications2015 Ford EcoSport
Engine/ Cylinders1.5 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
109 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
142 Nm @ 4,200 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h13.0 secs
Top speed170 km/h
PriceAED 70,000 - 85,000

One Response to 2015 Ford EcoSport | new car review

  1. SANIL BHASKARAN Reply

    June 13, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I need drive belt of Ford Ecosport.
    chasis no. MAJTK1BA3EAC67128
    can you help me for arrange this part, pl confirm to my email

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