2022 Toyota Raize vs Ford EcoSport Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Apr 14, 2022

Subcompact crossover vet versus rookie.

In this article...

  1. A fresh face duels a veteran
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

Toyota Raize vs Ford EcoSport: A fresh face duels a veteran

The Toyota Raize is Toyota Motor Philippines’ latest addition to its model lineup. Currently, it is the brand’s most affordable and smallest crossover. To this end, the Raize is its primary weapon in the very competitive subcompact crossover market segment. 

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One of the models facing off against the Raize is of course the Ford EcoSport. This model, as most of you know, is a market veteran. Globally, it has been around since 2003, and it has been a good market mover for the Blue Oval brand. 

So how does the fresh-faced Toyota Raize fare against a veteran like the Ford EcoSport? Let’s find out by comparing the Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT against the EcoSport Trend 1.5 AT. They’re the closest variants in price, and so are likely good match-ups for this comparo. 

Toyota Raize vs Ford EcoSport: Exterior

Size-wise, the Raize comes with a length of 4,030mm, a width of 1,710mm, and a height of 1,605mm. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,525mm, and a ground clearance of 200mm. 

A picture of the Toyota Raize

The Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

In comparison, the EcoSport is 4,325mm long, 1,765mm wide, and 1,656mm in height. It’s wheelbase spans 2,519mm, and it has a ground clearance of 209mm. 

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT 

Dimensions 

Ford EcoSport Trend 1.5 AT 

4,030mm 

Lenth 

4,325mm 

1,710mm 

Width 

1,765mm 

1,605mm 

Height 

1,656mm 

2,525mm 

Wheelbase 

2,519mm 

200mm 

Ground clearance 

209mm 

From this, we can see that the EcoSport is larger overall than the Toyota model by a fair bit, although the former has a slightly shorter wheelbase.  

As a top-spec variant, the Raize 1.0 Turbo gets some bits that aren’t available to the EcoSport Trend. These include LED headlamps and LED taillights. This variant of the EcoSport in turn, comes from the dealer with halogen headlamps and halogen taillights. It also has roof rails, which aren’t present on the Toyota. 

A picture of the Ford EcoSport

The Ford EcoSport

Both models come standard with a set of 17-inch alloy wheels and front fog lamps, as well as power-folding side mirrors with turn signal repeaters. 

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT 

Exterior equipment 

Ford EcoSport Trend 1.5 AT 

LED 

Headlamps 

Halogen 

Halogen 

Turn signal lights 

Halogen 

LED 

Taillights 

Halogen 

With 

Front fog lamps 

With 

17-inch 

Wheel size 

17-inch 

Alloy 

Wheel type 

Alloy 

 

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Toyota Raize vs Ford EcoSport: Interior

Inside, both subcompact crossover models can seat up to five occupants. Both also come with manually adjustable driver’s seats. The Raize 1.0 Turbo does have a push-button ignition system and an automatic air-conditioning system. In turn, the EcoSport Trend comes with turn key ignition, and a manual air-conditioning system. 

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT 

Interior Equipment 

Ford EcoSport Trend 1.5 AT 

Synthetic leather/fabric 

Seat material 

Fabric 

Manual 

Driver’s seat adjustment 

Manual 

Tilt 

Steering wheel adjustment 

Tilt and telescopic 

Automatic 

Air-conditioning type 

Manual 

Seating capacity 

Furthermore, the EcoSport Trend only has fabric seats, while the Raize 1.0 Turbo has fabric and synthetic leather seats. It also has a urethane steering wheel, while the top-spec Raize has a leather steering wheel. 

A picture of the interior of the Toyota Raize

The top-spec Raize's cockpit

The Raize 1.0 Turbo is also kitted out with a digital gauge cluster, whereas the EcoSport Trend gets an analog unit. Both do come with digital trip computers. 

Then again, the EcoSport does have a tilt and telescopic steering column, while the Raize has a tilt-only steering column. 

Moving on to on-board entertainment, both vehicles are fitted with a nine-inch touchscreen headunit. The one on the Raize comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the one on the EcoSport Trend does not. Both also have Bluetooth and USB connectivity.  

A picture of the interior of the Ford EcoSport

A peek inside the Ford EcoSport's interior

For speakers, the Raize gets a six-piece set. The EcoSport Trend, meanwhile, gets four.  

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT 

On-board tech 

Ford EcoSport Trend 1.5 AT 

9-inch touchscreen 

Infotainment system 

9-inch touchscreen 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB 

Connectivity options 

Bluetooth, USB 

# of speakers 

With 

Power-folding side mirrors 

With 

Toyota Raize vs Ford EcoSport: Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the Raize uses a 1.0-liter turbocharged inline-3 gasoline engine. This three-banger is capable of making up to 97 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels through a continuously variable transmission. 

On the flip-side, the EcoSport uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that can make up to 121 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque. It is also a front-wheel-drive model, though it uses a six-speed automatic gearbox. 

A picture of the Raize's engine

The Toyota Raize's 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine

To sum it up, the Ford model is a fair bit more powerful than the Toyota. They might also provide a different driving feel due to their difference in gearboxes. 

For suspensions, both vehicles use MacPherson struts for the front and a torsion beam suspension for the rear. The Raize does come with front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Meanwhile, the EcoSport Trend has disc brakes for all four wheels. Both also come with manual, hand-operated parking brakes. 

Specs 

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT 

Ford EcoSport Trend 1.5 AT 

Engine 

Inline-3 turbocharged gasoline 

Inline-4 gasoline 

Displacement 

1.0-liters  

1.5-liters 

Transmission 

CVT 

4-speed automatic 

Horsepower 

97 

121 

Torque 

140 Nm 

150 Nm 

Drivetrain 

FWD 

FWD 

Toyota Raize vs Ford EcoSport: Safety

For safety, both the top-spec Raize and the EcoSport Trend come standard with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, stability control, parking sensors, a reverse camera, hill-start assist, an engine immobilizer, ISOFIX child seat tethers, and a security alarm. 

The Raize however does have more airbags at six, while the EcoSport Trend has four. Also, the Toyota model has blind-spot detection and rear-cross traffic alert, which aren’t present on the EcoSport Trend. 

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT 

Safety Equipment 

Ford EcoSport Trend 1.5 AT 

Airbags 

With 

Anti-lock braking w/ EBD 

With 

With 

Reverse camera 

With 

With 

Hill-start assist 

With 

With 

Stability control 

With 

With 

ISOFIX 

With 

With 

Blind-spot detection 

None 

With 

Engine immobilizer 

With 

With 

Security alaerm 

With 

Toyota Raize vs Ford EcoSport: Price

Toyota Raize Variants 

Price 

Raize E 1.2 MT 

Php 746,000 

Raize E 1.2 CVT 

Php 816,000 

Raize G 1.2 CVT 

Php 906,000 

Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT 

Php 1,031,000 

Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT (White pearl) 

Php 1,036,000 

 

Ford EcoSport Variants 

Price 

EcoSport Trend 1.5 MT 

Php 750,000 

EcoSport Trend 1.5 AT 

Php 998,000 

EcoSport Trend 1.5 AT 

Php 1,100,000 

EcoSport EcoBoost Titanium 1.0 AT 

Php 1,190,000 

Toyota Raize vs Ford EcoSport: Conclusion

With a sticker price that’s slightly higher by Php 32,000, the Raize offers a bit more in terms of interior amenities. You get a more capable touchscreen and a leather-wrapped steering wheel among other niceties, as well as blind-spot detection. 

A picture of the Toyota Raize from the rear

The Raize from the rear

Then again, the EcoSport’s inline-4 power unit is just more powerful than the Raize. So if that’s your priority, then you might want to lean more towards the Ford. Moreover, the EcoSport has larger dimensions than the Raize, which could mean better interior space on the Ford. 

A picture of the rear of the Ford EcoSport

A view of the EcoSport's rear end

Just to be sure though, do give these two models a good ol’ test drive. 

For more car comparisons like this, keep it here on Philkotse
 

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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