Toyota Raize vs Ford Ecosport Comparison

toyota raize vs ford ecosport

Ford and Toyota are known for manufacturing powerful, durable, and reliable vehicles and best-sellers in the sedan, hatchback, wagon, and SUVs.

The Raize and Ecosport are the subcompact crossover SUVs, one produced by Toyota and the second one by Ford. This review of Raize and Ecosport is full of facts about engine size, performance, exterior, and interior appearance.
When a person selects which car suits their preference, every person has their own taste but most people look for interior space, performance and price, without forgetting the fuel economy.

In this review, you will understand both models, Raize and Ecosport in terms of fuel consumption, engine capacity, performance, interior, and exterior. Which one will you buy: Toyota Raize or Ford Ecosport? Take the time to read to the end of this review and you will come up with which one to buy.

(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of March 2022.)

 Toyota RaizeFord Ecosport
Capacity/Doors4 doors/5 seater4 doors/5 seater
Torque140 Nm170 Nm
Top Speed150 Kph180 Kph
0-100 km/h11.1 sec11.9 sec – 12.7 sec
Max Power88 bhp100 – 125 hp
Engine1.0L – 1.2L1.0L – 2.0L
Fuel Tank Capacity36L52L

Key FeaturesAdaptive Cruise Control, The

Smart Panorama Parking

Assist system, The Collision

Warning Function, and Crash

Avoidance Braking Function

Airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS),

electronic stability program (ESP),

electric power-assisted steering

(EPAS), and Hill Launch Assist,

Traction Control System (TCS)
Fuel Consumption17.4 Km/L – 18.6 Km/L11.48 Km/L - 12.33 Km/L
Length x Width x Height3.99×1.69×1.62 m4.19×1.76×1.65 m

BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 15,120 – USD 25,190USD 9,830 - USD 11,640

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Toyota Raize

Toyota Raize is manufactured by Daihatsu and sold under the Toyota brand as the Toyota Raize and also rebadged as the Rocky. It was revealed on 23 October 2019 at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show under the “New Compact SUV” name. Went on sale on 5 November 2019 and in the Japanese market, it replaced the Be‣go. The 2017 DN Trec concept previewed Raize‘s design.

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The Raize exterior has an attractive appearance in the front, it has a trapezoid lower grille and angular bumper corners that create a wide and powerful frontal appearance, while the sequential turn lights and the use of thin LED headlights that appear to flow from the inside to the outside of the car hint at the car’s advanced technologies.

(a) Cabin Storage

The interior of the Raize has adequate space, with features and interior comforts. The interior is well arranged and designed, the buttons on the steering wheel make the driver’s driving comfortable without putting his hand far from adding or reducing radio volume and the buttons are also easily accessible.

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In both the driver and passenger row, you will find storage compartments that are good for storing items such as handbags, watches, coins, beverages, and smartphones. In the driver row cabin, you will find a center console bin, a glovebox, and a door panel. In the passenger row, you will find a door storage panel only.

(b) Cargo Space

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The Toyota Raize has a class-leading luggage capacity for a compact SUV of 369L, when extra space is needed the back seats can be collapsed forward to create a flat, long space capable of storing long items of luggage.

Ford Ecosport

Ecosport is a subcompact crossover SUV, originally built by Ford Brazil in Brazil in 2003, at the Camaçari plant. A 2nd generation concept model was revealed in 2012 and is also assembled in new factories in Russia, Romania, India, and Thailand. All models are powered by front-wheel drive with a manual transmission as standard.

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The Ecosport has a simple exterior look while the front grille is positioned well and designed well with a good look. The headlight is well designed with a good look and makes the Ecosport looks simple and perfect.

(a) Cabin Storage

The Ecosport has a roomy interior and the dashboard is well arranged while the steering wheel does not have as many buttons as the Toyota Raize but the buttons are easily accessible.

BROWSE LOW COST USED FORD ECOSPORTS from $9,830

In the cabin, you will find storage facilities that are for storing items such as watches, coins, goggles, handbags, beverages, and smartphones. In the driver row, you will find a center box, door panel storage, and a glovebox. In the second row, there is a cup holder attached to a center box and the door storage panel.

(b) Cargo Space

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The Ecosport has a large cargo space compared to the Toyota Raize. When more space is required the back seats can be folded down. The cargo space can accommodate luggage for a family of 5 or long luggage.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Toyota Raize

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(a) Engine & Performance

The Raize is powered by a 1KR-VET 1.0L I3 turbo, 1198 cc WA-VE I3 petrol engines, and 1198 cc WA-VEX I3 (A202) petrol hybrid. These engines are attached to a 5-speed manual CVT. The 1198 cc WA-VE I3 powertrain offers the torque of a 1.5L-class engine at a diversity of engine speeds, from low speeds upwards, which results in powerful acceleration. The hybrid version is powered by an 1198 cc WA-VEX I3 (A202) attached with an Electric motor of 78 kW E1A AC synchronous.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The 2WD models offer 18.6 Km/L while the 4WD models offer 17.4 Km/L.

Ford Ecosport

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(a) Engine & Performance

The 1st generation Ecosport is powered by 1.0L Supercharged I4, 1.6L I4, 2.0L I4 gasoline engines, and 1.4L I4 diesel engines. These engines transfer power to the wheel via a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, or 4-speed automatic.

The 2nd generation which is the latest generation is powered by 995 cc EcoBoost (Fox) I3-T Ti-VCT, 1.5L Dragon I3 Ti-VCT, 1.5L Sigma I4 Ti-VCT, 1.6L Sigma I4 Ti-VCT, 2.0 L Duratec I4 Ti-VCT petrol engines, 1.5L EcoBlue (Panther) I4-T, and 1.5 L Duratorq TDCi (DLD-415) I4-T diesel engines. These engines are coupled with a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 4-speed automatic, 6-speed automatic, or 6-speed DCT.

The Ecosport with a 1.0L 3-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine generates a power output of 118 bhp (120 PS; 88 kW) and 170 Nm of torque.

The 1.0L 3-cylinder engine has Ti-VCT (Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing) which contributes to the turbocharged engine’s peak torque starting at 1,300 rpm. The Ford Ecosport can tow up to 700 kg.

(b) Fuel Consumption

Depending on the model and the engine size, the fuel economy is estimated at around 11.48 Km/L to 12.33 Km/L.

Final Verdict

The Toyota Raize and Ford Ecosport are the best subcompact Crossover SUVs with sufficient power with comfortability but the Toyota seems to be a truly comfortable SUV while Ecosport seems to be a tough vehicle..

Both vehicles are good but in terms of fuel consumption, the better choice is Toyota Raize which offers a good fuel economy compared to Ford Ecosport.

The Ecosport seems to be cheaper than the Raize which seems expensive compared to Ecosport according to the prices on BE FORWARD website. In terms of top speed, the best choice is Ecosport compared to Raize.

For a larger fuel tank, the Ecosport is superb for a long journey without a refill. If you look for buying one of these vehicles, visit BE FORWARD.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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