Ford Freestyle Vs Maruti Ignis – Features Comparison

Ford’s latest entrant in the market, the Freestyle, is very aggressively priced. So much so, that it’s even more affordable than the Figo hatchback! At that price, the Freestyle competes with Maruti Suzuki’s tall hatchback, the Ignis. So, which one makes more sense for you? We simplify by comparing each of their variants.

Prices

MARUTI IGNIS FORD FREESTYLE
Variants Petrol Diesel Variants Petrol Diesel
Sigma Rs 4.66 L Ambiente Rs 5.09 L Rs 6.09 L
Delta Rs 5.27 L | Rs 5.82 L (AT) Rs 6.32 L | Rs 6.87 L (AT) Trend Rs 5.99 L Rs 6.99 L
Zeta Rs 5.69 L | Rs 6.25 L (AT) Rs 6.79 L | Rs 7.34 L (AT) Titanium Rs 6.39 L Rs 7.35 L
Alpha Rs 6.50 L | Rs 7.04 L (AT) Rs 7.58 L | Rs 8.12 L (AT) Titanium + Rs 6.94 L Rs 7.89 L

All prices ex-showroom Delhi.

Dimensions

MARUTI IGNIS FORD FREESTYLE
Length 3700mm 3954mm (+254mm)
Width 1690mm 1737mm (+47mm)
Height 1595mm 1570mm (-25mm)
Wheelbase 2435mm 2490mm (+55mm)
Ground Clearance 180mm 190mm (+10mm)
Boot Space 260 litres 257 litres (-3mm)

The Ignis appears smaller than the Freestyle and it indeed is. Apart from being longer, the Freestyle is also wider and has a longer wheelbase too compared to the Ignis. It also has the larger ground clearance of the two. But the Ignis packs as big a boot (3 litres bigger, to be precise) as the Freestyle. That along with its high stance, shows that it doesn’t compromise on utility despite being the smaller of the two.

Engines

MARUTI IGNIS FORD FREESTYLE
Displacement 1197cc petrol 1248cc diesel 1194cc petrol 1498cc diesel
Power 83PS 75PS 96PS 100PS
Torque 113Nm 190Nm 120Nm 215Nm
Transmission 5 MT/AMT 5 MT/AMT 5 MT 5 MT
Fuel tank capacity 32 litres 42 litres 40 litres
Fuel efficiency 20.89kmpl 26.80kmpl 19kmpl 24.4kmpl

Both the Ignis and the Freestyle are available with petrol and diesel engine options. But it’s the Ignis that’s also available with an automatic transmission option. So if you’re looking for an automatic car, needless to say, the Ignis will be your pick. The on-paper fuel economy figures of both the cars are similar, but when it comes to performance, the Maruti is no match for the Freestyle.

Let’s delve a bit deeper to find out how the variants of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Ford Freestyle stack up against each other.