The Ford EcoSport and Renault Captur are both strong options in the compact SUV class, offering space, style, and good practicality. But which is better? We’ve pitted them against each other to find out!


Driving Experience

With nicely weighted steering and Ford’s famous 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder engine, the EcoSport offers a thoroughly enjoyable driving experience. Fuel economy is decent, with the 138bhp engine returning an MPG of around 47.1.

In the Renault Captur you’ll enjoy comfortable cruising, thanks to its soft suspension and high levels of refinement, which make for a relaxing experience behind the wheel. In terms of fuel economy, the Captur is just a cut above the EcoSport with the petrol engine offering an MPG of around 48.7mpg.


Interior and exterior design

Model shown: Ford EcoSport ST-Line

The rugged and muscular looks of the Ford EcoSport stand out in the small SUV market. Each model is generously equipped, with the entry level Titanium offering 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, and more. If you’re after a sportier look, then you’ll love the ST-Line trim, which adds a styling kit, sports suspension, and upgraded upholstery. Inside the EcoSport, you’ll find a comfortable cabin with a slick infotainment system, which shares many similarities to the Ford Fiesta.

The Renault Captur has elegant exterior looks along with a high driving position, which gives you great visibility of the road. Each model comes with alloy wheels, LED headlights, and rear privacy glass as standard, which all add to the Captur’s look. In terms of the interior, comfortable seats and soft-touch materials throughout give a high quality feel.


Safety and reliability 

Using reliable Ford mechanicals, the EcoSport is a durable and dependable choice. Plus, it offers plenty of impressive safety features, like a reverse camera, park assist, hill start assist and more.

As for the Renault Captur, it’s also well-specced with parking sensors, lane keep assist, and a lane departure warning, which is especially useful if you do a lot of motorway driving. The Captur has a perfect 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating too. 



Model shown: Renault Captur

Both the Captur and the EcoSport are practical options if you’re in the market for a spacious small family car. They each have 60/40 split folding rear seats, allowing you to adapt the rear space to meet your needs. 

The Captur has the edge though, offering 1,275 litres of boot space when the back seats are down, compared to the EcoSport’s 1,178 litres. The Ford EcoSport does come with roof rails on the top trims though, so you can add a roof rack for extra practicality if you need.


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