Mahindra TUV300 vs Ford EcoSport – Comparo

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The Mahindra TUV300, which was launched just hours ago, rivals the Ford EcoSport in the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment. In a classic comparison of ladder-frame vs monocoque, here’s a look at how they fare.

Mahindra TUV300 vs Ford EcoSport comparo

At 3,995 mm and 3,999 mm in length, its easy to see that designers and engineers of both companies have tried to make use of as much as the 4,000 mm limit as possible. The TUV300 however is wider and taller than the EcoSport, and also has a longer wheelbase at 2,680 mm.

The TUV300 also benefits from a bigger boot, though the EcoSport has a higher ground clearance at 200 mm.

Coming to the powertrain, both these cars get a 1.5-liter diesel engine (the EcoSport is also available with petrol engines), though the TUV300 runs on a three-cylinder unit whereas the EcoSport chugs on a four-cylinder motor. The Mahindra makes 84 bhp (81 bhp when fitted with the AMT), where the Ford puts out 89 bhp, though torque is higher in case of the former.

Mahindra TUV300 seating capacity website image

Sensing the demand for automatic transmission vehicles, Mahindra has launched the TUV300 with a 5-speed AMT as well as an MT, whereas the lone gearbox on the EcoSport is a 5-MT. Owing to its 1.59-tonne kerb weight, the TUV300 is down on the power-to-weight ratio front, as well as fuel efficiency, in comparison to the Ford.

However, the Mahindra TUV300 strikes back thanks to an aggressive starting price of INR 6.9 lakhs, which is INR 1.15 lakhs cheaper than the entry-level EcoSport. The top-end variants of both SUVs see a price difference of INR 1.3 lakhs.

Mahindra TUV300 – Official images

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