2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift Review: It’s Back But Can It Get To The Front?

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Ford EcoSport facelift

Ford is ready to make a fresh entry into the competitive sub-4 meter category of compact SUVs with its refurbished Ecosport facelift on November 9, 2017. Ecosport was instrumental in establishing the segment back in 2013 and we expect a similar performance from the company when the latest iteration of the Ecosport comes to the fore. We have already reviewed the Ford Ecosport facelift which you can read to have a fair idea of all that the latest offering from >Ford

 has to provide.   

Following the standard procedure, the >Ford EcoSport facelift will be available in 5 variants

- Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium and Titanium+. This time around, Ford is bringing a new and more powerful >1.5-litre, 3-cylinder Ti-VCT Dragon series petrol engine

which will replace the existing 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine and the 1.0-litre Ecoboost while the 1.5-litre TCDi will continue to exist. Since the >Ford EcoSport

’s launch in 2013, the competition in the sub-4 metre segment has only increased with the entry of the successful >Maruti Vitara Brezza

, >Tata Nexon

, >Mahindra TUV300

and the >Honda WR-V


While we eagerly await the launch of the EcoSport, a special edition >S model has already been spied

with the ‘S’ badging hinting towards a sportier model, much like the >Figo S and Figo Aspire S

. We’ll keep you updated with further details on the Ford EcoSport S but for now, let’s get down with the specifications, features and dimensions of the sub-4 metre compact SUV.


Dimensions (L x W x H) (all in mm)

3999 x 1765 x 1708



Ground clearance


Seating capacity


Dragon Series Petrol Engine

Engine displacement



5-speed Manual or 6-speed Auto

Max power

123 PS

Max torque

150 Nm

Ford EcoSport Facelift Ambiente

Significant features

Front seat belts with pretensioner and load limiter

ABS with EBD

Approach lights and Homesafe headlamps

Power door locks

Dual airbags
Audio with FM, MP3, AUX, USB, 4- speaker, Bluetooth, device dock Crash unlocking system

Is it worth buying?

As we can see, the base model of the upcoming Ford EcoSport facelift is equipped with all the features a regular buyer would look for. It gets safety features such as dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard along with a modern audio system, which is usually absent in base models of most vehicles. This should make it a smart value-for-money option, unless there’s a substantial hike in its starting price, that is.

Ford EcoSport Facelift Trend

Significant features added over EcoSport Ambiente

Dual illuminated USB ports

6.5 inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Steering-mounted controls

2 front tweeters

Is it worth buying?

On top of the standard features available in Ambient, the Trend variant gets the 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment screen which forms the essence of the newly designed dashboard in EcoSport facelift. If the MyFord dock, which places your phone securely to be used as a touchscreen unit, cannot serve your purpose, then you can go for the Trend variant. It also gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 2 front tweeters, steering-mounted controls and rear seat back pockets, making it a tad convenient and much more likeable.

Ford EcoSport Facelift Trend+

Significant features added over EcoSport Trend

Driver seat height adjust

Front armrest with storage

Puddle lamp on power folding ORVMs

Rear parcel tray

Load compartment light

IP illumination dimmer switch

Driver window with one touch movement

Rear parking sensors

Is it worth buying?

The Trend+ variant gets some necessary goodies which increases the practicality factor further. Both short and tall drivers should be able to find a good driving position thanks to height adjustable driver’s seat. Addition of front armrest means you can relax your left arm when not working on the gear lever and reverse parking sensors will ease parking the compact SUV in tight spots.

Ford EcoSport Facelift Titanium

Significant features added over EcoSport Trend+

Push start-stop with capacitive sensor

Rear center armrest with cup holders

Sunglass holders

High speed warning

Ambient lighting

Front map lamps

Leather steering wheel and gear shifter

Locking wheel nut for spare alloy wheel

Alloy pedals

Projector headlamps with LED DRLs

8-inch capacitive touch screen infotainment system  

Is it worth buying?

The Titanium variant with the automatic transmission gets features like HLA (hill launch assist), ESC (electronic stability control), EBA (emergency brake assist), TCS (traction control system) and sporty paddle shifters. So, if you are someone looking for the extra oomph factor coupled with higher levels of attention to detail in the cabin, then go for the Titanium model.

Ford EcoSport Facelift Titanium+

ISOFIX mounts

Cruise control

Side and curtain airbags

Rain sensing wipers

Automatic headlamps

Tyre pressure monitoring system

Is it worth buying?

Titanium+ variant will serve buyers who consider safety as sacrosanct as it gets 6 airbags and ISOFIX mounts for child seats. This variant comes with nifty features which will perfectly suit highway and long distance travellers while keeping the minor niggles under constant check.

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