Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Here is Ford's New Lowered Maintenance Cost for EcoSport, Ranger, and Everest


Last month, Ford Philippines announced a reduction in the price of the Scheduled Service Maintenance aka Periodic Maintenance Service of their three most popular models: the EcoSport, Ranger, and Everest. With the program now rolling out to all authorized Ford dealerships nationwide, Ford has finally provided a more detailed breakdown on a per service interval basis.

Naturally, we couldn’t help but run the numbers.

You can check out the full breakdown of Ford’s scheduled service maintenance cost on a per variant level below, but before that, let’s talk about the meatiest part: comparing it to market leader Toyota’s service costs.


Remarkably, Toyota doesn’t differentiate model variants during PMS. In fact, the Fortuner, Hilux, and Innova (regardlss of engine and drivetrain) all have the same service costing. The only difference is with the engine oil since naturally, the GD-series diesel engine requires 8 liters per oil change compared to the TR-series gasoline engine that uses just 6 liters.

With that, a Toyota Hilux 4x2/4x4 and a Toyota Fortuner 4x2/4x4 will have an accumulated PMS cost of P 96,824.00 for 5 years or 100,000 kilometers whichever comes first.

In comparison, Ford’s scheduled service maintenance does differentiate between variants. Vehicles running on the smaller 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine naturally costs less to maintain (P 132,070.00 for the Ranger and P 139,700.00 for the Everest) than the more powerful 3.2-liter 5-cylinder engine (136,310.00 for the Ranger and P 143,930.00 for the Everest).

Still, the differences are actually minimal if you look at it on a per kilometer basis.

Although the Toyota is still the champion in this regard with a PMS cost per kilometer at less than P 1 (0.97 to be exact), the Ford Ranger and Everest are pretty close to each other with the pickup costing P 1.32 to P 1.36 per kilometer while the SUV costing P 1.40 to P 1.44.

It’s worth noting that the price difference between these two brands can be attributed to the use of fully-synthetic oil of which the Ford engine requires up to 10 liters of the stuff. This cuts the number of dealer visit per year by half (two instead of four). So, if you value your time, then Ford’s move could be seen as something welcome.

Are you happy with this new from Ford or do you still find the costs a bit too high?

Ford EcoSport PMS Costing:


Ford Ranger PMS Costing:






Ford Everest PMS Costing:



6 comments:

  1. Lower cost to augment Fixing Or Repairing Daily

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    1. Tagalugin nyo nalang boss comment nyo... Peace po.

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  2. 40,000 kms spark plug lifespan and a tranmission fluid that never, ever needs replacing - manual or Powersh#t. Only on the Ecosport.

    Enjoy reduced ownership costs, if you're lucky enough to get a unit without a manufacturing defect or a design failure.

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  3. Guys, don't buy Ford cars equipped with dual clutch transmissions. Avoid it like the plague! Be diligent enough to research and know what transmission goes into your cars. Kung mag automatic kayo, piliin niyo ranger, everest, focus etc. Avoid the automatic fiesta and ecosport.

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    1. Yup.. I was my headache before. Focus 2.0, owning and selling that car was really a bad experience.

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  4. ^Was trying to hold myself back, but cant stop commenting... kudos to Ford PH for trying, but they still cant lodge Toyota from the top (sales-wise and maintenance-wise)...

    Thanks for the comparison Uly, made my decision a bit easier!

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