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Ford EcoSport Facelift Vs Maruti Brezza Vs Tata Nexon Mileage Comparison

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Ford has injected a breath of fresh air to the EcoSport boasting of a new front grille, modern features and a new petrol engine from the company's Dragon Series.

The competition in the subcompact SUV segment seems to be well balanced with carmakers offering premium and feature loaded compact SUVs for the Indian buyers.

2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift Vs Maruti Brezza Vs Tata Nexon Mileage Comparison

While Maruti Suzuki is leading in the market with the Vitara Brezza, Tata Motors has introduced a curvy and stylish Nexon, and Ford has brought a muscular looking EcoSport for the buyers.

So how do they compare when it comes to the all-important question of fuel efficiency? We analyze the new Ford EcoSport, Maruti Brezza, and the Tata Nexon and see how they stack up against each other in terms of mileage and performance.

2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift Vs Maruti Brezza Vs Tata Nexon Mileage Comparison

Ford claims the new EcoSport returns a fuel efficiency of 17kpl and 23kpl from the petrol and diesel engine respectively. While Tata Nexon returns a mileage of 16.9kpl and 21.5kpl from its petrol and diesel units, the Maruti Brezza, with just diesel engine, returns a fuel efficiency of 24.3kpl. All rated by ARAI.

Also Read: First Drive Review Of Ford EcoSport Facelift

2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift Vs Maruti Brezza Vs Tata Nexon Mileage Comparison

On paper, the Maruti Brezza is the best fuel efficient subcompact SUV on offer in India. However, let us also look at the engine performance and how they can influence the ride and handling.

Mileage:

Engine Type Ford EcoSport Maruti Brezza Tata Nexon
Petrol 17kpl (MT)/ 14.3kpl (AT) NA 16.9kpl
Diesel 23kpl 24.3kpl 21.5kpl
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Ford EcoSport is powered either by a 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine, the former producing 121bhp, and 150Nm of torque and 99bhp and 205Nm of torque from the diesel unit. The Maruti Brezza, which is available only with a diesel model, is powered by a 1.3-litre unit developing 89bhp and 200Nm of torque.

2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift Vs Maruti Brezza Vs Tata Nexon Mileage Comparison

The Tata Nexon is offered with a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engines. The petrol engine churns out 108.5bhp and 170Nm of torque, while the diesel engine develops 108.5bhp and 260Nm of torque.

2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift Vs Maruti Brezza Vs Tata Nexon Mileage Comparison

In terms of engine specifications, the Ford EcoSport facelift is powerful of the lot, which relates to better ride and handling characteristics. The Nexon balances both with turbocharged engines and excellent fuel efficiency.

Engine Specifications:

Engine Type Ford EcoSport Maruti Brezza Tata Nexon
Petrol 1.5-litre (121bhp and 150Nm of Torque) NA 1.2-litre (108.5bhp and 170Nm of Torque)
Diesel 1.5-litre (99bhp and 205Nm of Torque) 1.3-litre (89bhp and 200Nm of Torque) 1.5-litre (99bhp and 260Nm of Torque)
2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift Vs Maruti Brezza Vs Tata Nexon Mileage Comparison

That said, Maruti Suzuki is developing its new 1.5-litre diesel engine, and a petrol model is set for launch next year. With the new set of engines, Maruti Suzuki will fill the gap between performance and mileage.

2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift Vs Maruti Brezza Vs Tata Nexon Mileage Comparison

DriveSpark Thinks!

The Ford EcoSport is a driver-focused vehicle, while the Maruti Brezza focuses on fuel efficiency. The Tata Nexon offers best of both worlds, but when compared with the pricing parameters, the Nexon seems to have the edge over its rivals.

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