Ford Freestyle Vs Hyundai i20 Active Vs Toyota Etios Cross: Design, Specs, Features, Mileage & Price

By Sukesh

Ford has launched the Freestyle in India at a starting price of Rs 5.09 lakh ex-showroom (India). The Ford Freestyle is based on the Figo hatchback and features a rugged look due to the high ground clearance and unique design elements.

The Ford Freestyle faces a fierce competition from the likes of Hyundai i20 Active and the Toyota Etios Cross. Both the models are based on their hatchback counterparts and sports a rugged look.

Ford Freestyle Vs Hyundai i20 Active Vs Toyota Etios Cross Comparison: Which Is The Best Crossover Hatchback?

Planning to buy a crossover hatchback and confused between the Ford Freestyle, Hyundai i20 Active and the Toyota Etios Cross? We bring you the detailed comparison between the Freestyle, i20 Active and Etios Cross on design, specifications, features, mileage and price.

Ford Freestyle Vs Hyundai i20 Active Vs Toyota Etios Cross Comparison: Which Is The Best Crossover Hatchback?

Design

The Ford Freestyle features a similar design as compared to the Figo hatchback except for some subtle changes. The crossover hatchback sports a hexagonal blacked out front grille, smoked headlamps and a skid plate at the front and rear. The side profile of the Freestyle features roof rails, plastic cladding across the body and black graphics.

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    The Hyundai i20 Active looks similar to the Elite i20 hatchback but sports few distinctive design elements to give it a rugged look. The i20 Active gets a prominent silver skid plate at the front and round fog lamps. The plastic cladding runs across the body starting from front bumper to rear bumper.

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    The Toyota Etios Cross is also based on the Etios hatchback but features body cladding and skid plates for that rugged look. The Etios Cross gets a new front end with the silver grille guard which extends to the bumper. The thick body cladding runs across the body. The crossover also gets roof rails and rear spoiler.

    Overall Design Rating

    Ford Freestyle 8/10
    Hyundai i20 Active 7.5/10
    Toyota Etios Cross 8/10

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    Features

    The Ford Freestyle comes loaded with features such as a 6.5-inch SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, engine start/stop button, automatic climate control, power folding ORVMs, rain sensing wipers, 15-inch alloy wheels and automatic headlamps.

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    The Hyundai i20 Active also comes with a host of features such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity options, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, engine start/stop button, steering wheel-mounted controls, leather-wrapped gear knob, aluminium pedals and shark fin antenna.

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    The Toyota Etios Cross does not get all the goodies as compared to the Freestyle and the i20 Active. The Etios Cross features a 2-Din audio system with remote, silver accents on the steering wheel and gear knob, day/night IRVM and electrically adjustable ORVMs.

    Overall Features Rating

    Ford Freestyle 8/10
    Hyundai i20 Active 8/10
    Toyota Etios Cross 7/10

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    Safety

    The safety features of the Ford Freestyle include dual-airbags at the front, ABS, EBD, reverse parking sensors, engine immobiliser, seat belt reminder, keyless entry. All these features are offered as standard across the variants. Apart from that the crossover hatchback also gets side and curtain airbags and emergency assistance on the top-spec trim.

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    The Hyundai i20 comes with standard safety features such as dual airbags, ABS and seat belt pre-tensioners. Other safety features include side and curtain airbags, reverse parking sensors with camera, ISOFIX child seat mounts and impact sensing auto door unlock.

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    The Toyota Etios Cross is also equipped with essential safety features such as dual airbags, ABS, EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, door ajar warning, keyless entry and front seat belt pre-tensioners.

    Overall Safety Rating

    Ford Freestyle 8/10
    Hyundai i20 Active 8/10
    Toyota Etios Cross 7/10

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    Engine Specifications, Gearbox And Mileage

    The Ford Freestyle draws power from an all-new 1.2-litre Dragon Series petrol engine producing 95bhp and 120Nm of torque. The diesel model gets a 1.5-litre engine churning out 100bhp and 250Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

    The petrol variant of the Ford Freestyle returns a claimed mileage of 19kpl and the diesel model returns a claimed mileage of 24.4kpl.

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    The Hyundai i20 Active is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 81bhp and 114Nm of torque. The diesel unit churns out 88bhp and 219Nm of torque. The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the diesel engine is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

    As per ARAI, the diesel variant of the i20 Active returns a mileage of 19kpl and the petrol model delivers a mileage of 15kpl.

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    The Toyota Etios Cross draws power from a 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engine. The 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 79bhp and 104Nm of torque, while the 1.5-litre unit is good for 88bhp and 132Nm of torque. The 1.4-litre diesel engine churns out 67bhp and 170Nm of torque. All three engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    The petrol model of the Toyota Etios Cross returns a claimed mileage of 18.16kpl and 16.78kpl for the 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre engine, respectively. The diesel model returns a mileage of 23.59kpl.

    Overall Engine Rating

    Ford Freestyle 8/10
    Hyundai i20 Active 8/10
    Toyota Etios Cross 8/10

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    Pricing

    The newly launched Ford Freestyle is priced between Rs 5.09 lakh for the base petrol model and Rs 7.89 lakh for the top-spec diesel variant. All prices are ex-showroom (India).

    The Hyundai i20 Active is priced between Rs 6.99 lakh to Rs 10.01 lakh depending on the variant. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).

    The Toyota Etios cross carries a price tag of Rs 6.40 lakh for the base model and Rs 7.88 lakh for the top-spec trim. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    Verdict

    With the launch of the Ford Freestyle, the crossover hatchback segment in India has spiced up. With the number of features and looks, the Freestyle is the best option if you are looking to buy a crossover hatchback.

    The side profile of the Hyundai i20 features a floating roof design with the blacked out C-pillar. The i20 Active is also equipped with roof rails and rear spoiler.

    The Hyundai i20 Active is an equally capable vehicle as compared to the Freestyle, but it is slightly expensive than the Freestyle. On the design front, the i20 Active is elegant and comes with a lot of features.

    The Toyota Etios Cross is priced similar to the Freestyle but misses out on some important features. But on the mechanical front, the Etios Cross is a capable vehicle with three engine options.

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