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Nexon vs Ecosport Petrol - Urgent inputs Required for buying

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hi all, 

I am planning to buy a car. The short list includes Ford Ecosport Ambi variant and the Tata Nexon XM Variant. 

Out of the two, my personal fav is the Nexon. However, before i finalize, please help me with these doubts. It is greatly appreciated. 

a) Who wins mileage war between petrol variant of nexon and ecosport? city and highway? 

B) which car is safer in terms of build quality

c) Will tata send nexon to the cab segment? Worried about this a lot. Please help. 

your inputs are greatly appreciated. 

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22 hours ago, Sahas.r said:

@Sahas.r

a) Who wins mileage war between petrol variant of nexon and ecosport? city and highway? On highways the Nexon has fuel average of 13kmpl and ECOSPORT 15kmpl, 

b’) which car is safer in terms of build quality NCAP rating of both C.SUV are same 4/5.

c) Will tata send nexon to the cab segment? Worried about this a lot. Please help. IN INDIA ALL LUXURY BRANDS ARE USED AS TAXI INCLUDING MERCEDES & BMWs

FORD ECO GENERATES MORE POWER AND COSTLIER THAN NEXON BY ₹80,000.

 

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1. Mileage wise, Ecosport should be better. Nexon has a Turbo-charged engine and will definitely give you lower mileage. But by how much, that remains to be seen. Nexon is sure a fuel guzzler but cannot comment about the Ecosport. 

2. Both have decent build quality. But the thing to note is Ecosport's interiors are much better finished. The fit and finish of that car is the best in the segment. 

3. Nexon should most probably not be moved towards Taxi segment as it is a 'premium' product. Moreover, sub-compact SUV's simply don't make sense for Taxi segment. 

In my opinion, Ecosport is a much better car here, if you're okay with the space inside. The engine is more responsive in city, much more refined, and should be more fuel efficient too. Also, I think you should look at the Trend variant. The touchscreen alone is worth the price! It's simply the best unit in a less than 15L car atleast!

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@jsanket9578 both Ecosport and Nexon are turbocharged. 

Who told you that the turbocharged vehicles have lower mileage??

Purpose of turbocharger is to give extra air in the combustion chamber so that fuel can burn completely thus resulting in more mileage.

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Fuel Economy for Nexon petrol as per reviews is around 10-12 in city and 15 on highways. For Ecosport it is 12-14 in city and 16 on highways. So Ecosport is marginally better on highways.

In terms of build quality, Ecosport wins handsdown. Tata have tried really hard to make Nexon as best TATA yet. But it still has issues with fit and finish. Some plastics have a really good feel but panel gaps and cheap plastic on lower dashboard/doors steal the show away. 

Cabs - Till now no compact SUV has a trend of becoming a Cab since they offer only 5 seats and a boot which many cheap hatches like wagonR and sub 4m Sedans like Amaze/Dzire etc fulfil. So If a sub 4m compact SUV makes its way to Cab segment (which is unlikely) then all will make it and not just Nexon.

Considering other aspects - Nexon has superb ride and handling, great looks. It has a decent power train and is fun to drive. Ecosport has a good pwer train, has good ride and handling as well. Nexon offers more practicality and space inside due to clever engineering and design. It is approx 80k cheaper than ecosport and thus makes for a really good value for money package. 

Ecosport on the other hand is a safe yet expensive bet. 

Wonder what will happen if Brezza is launched with a petrol powertrain :)

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Overall Nexon scores on fresh looks, better in-cabin space and a well planned interior, whereas Ecosports scores on Tried and Tested, Good driving dynamic and better resale value however keep in mind Nexon and EcoScports both have a new power plant in the heart and so the reliability of these engines should be given equal points.

 

I would suggest check both of them side by side. What it means is test drive them back to back and then decide.

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In terms of design Nexon wins over Ecosport (But it's matter of personal choice. I personally like Ecosport). 

But I feel mileage of Nexon would be better than Ecosport. Though on paper Ecosport looks better in terms of mileage but in real life condition Tata is always winner for better mileage. 

Ecosport is very well built tried , tested and successful car from Ford. 

Nexon is a new product and that too from Tata (so it may be a hit or miss)  

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I would suggest to go with the Ecosport. It is a proven model and Ford's engines are good and reliable.

Tata has a turbo petrol and not a naturally aspirated petrol. Ford Ecosport has a naturally aspirated 1500 cc petrol with low end torque. so Ford engine is bettre

Plus on the diesel side, Ford diesel engine is proven

Nexon is just another Tata on stilts. Would suggest to avoid Tata and go with Ford. If you like diesel, you could consider the Vitara Brezza from Maruti

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On 12/2/2017 at 7:56 PM, Sahas.r said:

hi all, 

I am planning to buy a car. The short list includes Ford Ecosport Ambi variant and the Tata Nexon XM Variant. 

Out of the two, my personal fav is the Nexon. However, before i finalize, please help me with these doubts. It is greatly appreciated. 

a) Who wins mileage war between petrol variant of nexon and ecosport? city and highway? 

B) which car is safer in terms of build quality

c) Will tata send nexon to the cab segment? Worried about this a lot. Please help. 

your inputs are greatly appreciated. 

Please go for Nexon which is a head turner. Moreover, it has 16 inch goodyear tyre which enhances it look and ground clearance capabilities. Nexon do not carry its spare wheel hanging out side (looks odd in ecosports). The only thing ecosports is having is its 8 inch touchscreen which is better illuminated than nexon. Interiors of Nexon otherwise are far better than ecosports

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