Comparison - MG HS Excite 2020 - vs - Ford Ecosport Titanium 2021

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Before you buy a 2018 Ford EcoSport - Here's what you need to know.
Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
34,490
Australian Dollar
Updated: 
25 Feb 2020
$
27,715
Updated: 
17 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
13.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
#CF030F
#000000
#F6F4F7
#0066C3
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Diamond White
#e7e7e5
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
#f7f6f2
Luxe Yellow
#FCBE4D
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8e1c26
Moondust Silver Metallic
#c7c8cb
Lightning Blue Metallic
#193b82
Blue Metallic
#014886
Race Red
#eb1f20
Shadow Black
#242424
Smoke Metallic
#72727b

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The MG HS is a significant step forward for the brand in Australia, and it isn't just about the sharp pricing. It is a compelling competitor in the medium-SUV segment.

Pros
General feeling of quality, fit and finish is excellent
Cabin insulation and execution are well done
Value is unquestioned, including the warranty

Cons
1.5-litre engine is a little small for the medium-SUV segment
There is a slight torque hole off the mark that you do notice
Transmission is occasionally caught in the wrong gear when cruising

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Not only does the MG HS offer excellent value for money, it also has a classy interior and punchy performance if you’re prepared to work the engine for it. Although its infotainment system is laggy and its engine rather coarse when pushed, it’s well worth considering.

Pros
Cheap yet well equipped
Plush interior
Good ride and handling balance

Cons
Small boot
Coarse engine
Pricey PCP deals

By: 
whatcar.com

The MG HS is a practical family car that comes with a decent amount of standard equipment, but alternatives have more powerful engines that are cheaper to run.
The MG HS is the brand’s largest SUV and an alternative to the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Karoq. MG might not quite have the same brand kudos as these cars, but it makes a pretty good first impression.
At least you get cruise control and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection as standard, though, but you’ll have to fork out for a top-spec car if you want a reversing camera, LED headlights and a panoramic glass roof.

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Six-way power driver's seat now standard on SES and Titanium trims.Cargo cover and package tray included on SE trim and above.Minor exterior styling changes.

Pros
Above-average cargo space for the class
All-wheel drive can be ordered on every trim level
Widespread availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Sync 3 infotainment interface is fast and easy to use

Cons
Aside from blind-spot monitoring, advanced safety features aren't available
Below-average fuel economy
Base engine can struggle while carrying passengers and cargo
Choppy, jittery ride on most surfaces

By: 
edmunds.com

Very little is new on the EcoSport for 2021, but it does get an updated appearance package, a standard power driver’s seat on the top SES 4WD trim (oddly, it didn't have one before) , and techy faux-leather seat coverings in the Titanium model.

Pros
Affordable, compact and maneuverable, easy-to-use infotainment.

Cons
Disappointing fuel efficiency, sleep-inducing acceleration, lacks interior space.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Ford Ecosport small crossover forsakes its name and doesn’t offer much by way of driving excitement or efficiency.

Pros
Easy to park
Big enough back seat
Cargo space isn’t bad

Cons
No active safety tech
Spartan base model
Hardly a value
Built to a budget
Cheap, but somehow still too much

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
City cycle (L/100km)-9.2 / Highway cycle (L/100km) - 6.2
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
149ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
159hp
at 5 600rpm
166hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Steering wheel, multifunction (audio, bluetooth, cruise controls)
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Unique shaped leather steering wheel
Heated rear window
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
heated steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
180.00in
161.30in
Width: 
73.80in
69.50in
Height: 
66.30in
65.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
Front Track: 
59.80in
Rear Track: 
59.70in
Wheel Base: 
107.10in
99.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.70in
Front Hip Room: 
51.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
51.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.30cu.ft
20.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3351.00lbs
3300.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Gloves box with illumination
Glasses box on the roof

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Smart key, keyless
Front and rear electric windows (4 windows one-shot up and down with antitrap)
Electric liftgate
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver’s 6-way manually adjustable seat
Passenger’s 4-way manually adjustable seat
PU and PVC seat
Front seat pocket
Driver’s seat manual lumbar adjustment
Front centre armrest with storage, slidable
bucket front seats
multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
leather
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
4 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
6 -way power driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
60 / 40 foldable rear seat
Angle adjustable rear seat – 2 stops
Rear arm rest with cup holder
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
McPherson Front Suspension
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link Rear Suspension
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun visors with mirror and illumination
Rear air-conditioning vent
Dual-zone automatic climate contro
Electric air-conditioning control
Dual Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Part virtual instruments
10.1’’ screen with colour radio
Front 2 USB ports
6 speakers
Navigation with GPS (colour
Smartphone connection
Bang & Olufsen premium brand speakers
675 watts stereo output
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
mast antenna
1 subwoofer(s)
9 total speakers
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED headlight with manual levelling
Headlamp auto lighting
High mounted brake light
LED taillamp-sequent illumination
Door mirrors with side indicator (LED)
Boneless wiper
Rain sensing wipers
Heated rear window
Shark fin antenna
Sidestep sill
Welcome lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
17 in.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated discs
Front Solid Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear disc brakes
Rear Solid Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Hill-start Assist Control
Driver’s seat belt reminder
Passenger’s seat belt reminder
Driver and passenger seatbelt 3 point and pretensioner and constant Load limiter
3 point rear seatbelt, two sides belt with pretensioner and Load limiter
Front row seat, anti-submarine and anti-whiplash (Dynamic)
Rear row seat, anti-submarine and anti-whiplash
Four doors and tail gate alarm system
Rear buffer beam
Lane Departure Warning
Traffic Jam Assist
Blind Spot Detection System
Intelligent Headlamp Control
Front Collision Warning
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 400A
Interior Protection Package
Cargo Management Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Keyless Entry Keypad
Front and Rear Splash Guards/Mud Flaps
Overlander Decal

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony Black, leather
#383838
Medium Light Stone, leather
#aba69c