Renault Captur Vs Ford EcoSport: Specs Comparison

The year 2017 has been a very eventful year for the Indian automobile market as we have seen a host of new launches and facelifts already. Out of the new launches, the Renault Captur has managed to gain a lot of recognition and is heading in the right direction according to the company. But if we look at the Renault Captur price, the car gets into the premium SUV’s league.

However, when we are considering the Captur’s presence in the domestic market, there are many cars that pose to be strong resistance coming in between the ultimate success. One of them is the hunky Ford EcoSport, which, despite being a subcompact SUV, is way more attractive and muscular.

But how far can the Ford EcoSport resist a car that is slated to be much more premium all around? The answer lies in the features and specifications of the two cars. You can visit to get more info on both of the cars. As of now, let’s hit their comparison.

Physical traits

The Renault Captur is slotted over the Duster SUV, and very rightly so. The car holds a very attractive fancy design which is more inclined towards being a crossover. It is a lot different than the Duster in terms of the designing. The headlamps get projector units while the LED DRLs are integrated on the fog lamps area. The black cladding all along the lower skirts of the car is given in abundance. However, the most attractive thing about the Captur is the two-tone colour with the pillars and roof being painted in a contrasting colour.

The Ford EcoSport, on the other hand, is a very muscular and bulky crossover and can be mistaken to be a big-sized SUV. The front section gets a big bonnet with projector headlamps (top-spec variant only) and a big hexagonal grille. The wheel arches are prominent but do not get as much cladding as the Captur. However, the rear section stands out with the presence of a tailgate-mounted spare wheel.

Power plant

The Renault Captur is a powerful car from its heart, as much as the Duster. It is offered with both fuel options. The 1.5-litre petrol engine will be producing a maximum power of 105 bhp at 5,600 revs per minute along with a peak torque of 142 Nm at 4,000 revs per minute. The other 1.5-litre diesel engine is more powerful and makes 109 bhp of peak power at 3,850 revs per minute along with 240 Nm of torque at 1,750 revs per minute. The power is sent down to the wheels via a 5-speed manual unit for the petrol and a 6-speed manual for the diesel.

The Ford EcoSport lives up to its name and has a powerful and peppy engine. The 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine makes 99 bhp of highest power against a maximum torque of 205 Nm. This is the same engine that powered the previous generation too. However, the 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine produces a maximum power of 121 bhp along with a highest torque of 205 Nm. The power is sent down to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox for all the trims. The top petrol variants get an optional 6-speed automatic unit too.

Our verdict

The Renault Captur is a premium car, for sure. But the Ford EcoSport is a wiser and more practical option between the two. The Captur price starts from Rs. 10 lakhs, whereas, the EcoSport is available from Rs. 7.3 lakhs. At around Rs. 10 lakhs, the top-spec EcoSport is a much better option as it is way more feature-rich and powerful than the RXL Captur at a similar price band.

So, be it value-for-money or power, the Ford EcoSport beats the Captur any time, any day.

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