Ford Ecosport S Diesel comes with lot of Positives as
> Immaculate Build with Advanced Fully Loaded Safety
> Good Punchy Diesel Engine Performance - fun to drive experience
> Ford Signature Sync3 Touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple car play
> Descent Handling and Stiff Suspension for Better Highway Dynamics
which you would have been definite considered in while making selection of the car
However, there is no second thought that
> Clutch is relative stiff
> Lesser space for Footrest
> I also yes observed that for someone like me who wear 10 size shoes has slight tight space near foot pedal
For someone who
> Upgrading to Ecosport Diesel from a Petrol Hatch from Maruti, Hyundai would definite be bothered initially
> Also, for someone who test drive in Creta Diesel, Seltos Diesel can find a significant difference in clutch smoothness and space for relaxing driver side footrest on highway
Having said same - its all an adjustment. As for some one who is going to drive on day to day usage would just get used to with the fact that car is designed with a
> Stiff clutch
> Space is limited for footrest
and wont be bothered in.
Its like getting used to with the car. Personal experience, I drove Ecosport Diesel for a long trip and back from Delhi to Dehradun and back the same day - 500 Kms and it was just comfortable.
But to give you a factor
Now options are extending, yes Ecosport Diesel is
> Build, Safety
But if you compare clutch towards even
> XUV300 Diesel
> Seltos Diesel
there you wont find any such issue of stiff clutch (as what one get in Ecosport), but as every car has its own pros-cons,
> XUV300 : Although Punchy and Best in class safety in W8 Option but has relative higher noise levels from suspension and not the best for bad roads
> Seltos : An excellent choice in HTK Plus, but lacks advanced safety as otherwise is there in Ecosport S Diesel
So - its more like getting used to, and although Stiff clutch yes is there and yes is stiffer than other cars but not something which can be that bothersome. Been every car has its own set of pros-cons - you have to decide on if you seek to go with it, to my view - its an adjustment and on day to day drive can be near good.
Hope should help !!