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View Poll Results: Which of the following will you choose?
Ford Freestyle 135 75.42%
Hyundai i20 Active 24 13.41%
Toyota Etios Cross 2 1.12%
Fiat Urban Cross 14 7.82%
Other (please specify in your post) 4 2.23%
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Old 29th May 2018, 15:07   #16
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Voted for Freestyle; not considering it as a cross-hatch or CUV or whatever but as a "better" hatchback. It has almost all the bells and whistles (except the auto-dimming IRVM and adjustable rear headrests), offers the best diesel engine around in hatchbacks, has good ground clearance, is comfortable and has good driving dynamics. It is, overall, a good daily driver. Only if I need more space, shall I look at other cars.
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My choice is the Freestyle.

There is no other hatchback that offers 6 airbags, ESP, TC & Hill Start Assist. From safety perspective this is the best option.

Needless to say, cracker of a diesel engine.

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Voted for Freestyle for its VFM prospective, although I miss the adjustable rear headrests and split folding rear seats. I don't understand why Ford calls it CUV, when such basic utilities are not offered.
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Voted for the urban cross.

Had a thorough test drive of the freestyle diesel yesterday. Looks like Ford is going to replace Figo with freestyle.

Pros:
- Diesel engine is near perfect for a 1.5ltr.
- Short throw and precise gearbox.
- Hill hold assist.
- Looks bigger than Figo in person.
- Excellent head-unit in Titanium spec.
- Good brakes.
- Option to switch off TC.
- Powerful air con .

Cons:
- Flimsy build quality. Exterior built quality is same as Maruti and interior plastics are worse than Maruti.
- Brown color dashboard on Titanium model is hideous. That brown dash itself would make a major chunk of buyers run away from the car, or at least the Titanium variant.
- Steering has a dead spot at the center and feels inconsistent.
- Door pads feel below par quality.
- Boot space is minimal.
- Seats are good but the slider mechanism is of cheap quality. Will not age gracefully.

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Voted for Freestyle. That sweet diesel engine is all that's needed in a hatch. Only wish they provide touch screen HU, rear camera, and adjustable rear headrests.
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Voted for Freestyle. That sweet diesel engine is all that's needed in a hatch. Only wish they provide touch screen HU, rear camera, and adjustable rear headrests.
Isn't Touch screen HU already available? Ford also recently updated Freestlye and now gets adjustable rear headrests. Rear camera even if it doesnot come, should not cost you more than 3-5K.
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oh okay.. Perhaps the touch screen HU and adjustable rear headrests were added after the update. Thanks, was not aware of it. Yes camera can be retrofitted but a car considered to be a CUV should have it as a feature, in my opinion.
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oh okay.. Perhaps the touch screen HU and adjustable rear headrests were added after the update. Thanks, was not aware of it. Yes camera can be retrofitted but a car considered to be a CUV should have it as a feature, in my opinion.
Check the official review, reverse camera is also available in top spec variant. Touch screen HU was available since day 1. Only adjustable headrests were made available with the update.
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Oops.. yes, my bad. Got confused with Figo S which misses out on the touchscreen HU, rear adjustable headrests and of course rear camera.
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