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Renault Duster Vs Rivals: Specifications Comparison

Renault has introduced a new 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine with the Duster. The turbo variants are priced between Rs 10.49 lakh and Rs 13.59 lakh (ex-showroom India).

In the overloaded compact SUV segment, this french car rivals the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and the Nissan Kicks. All three cars come with naturally aspirated and turbocharged petrol engines options. Here, we have compared the specifications of all these 5-seater compact SUVs to know how tough the competition is:- 

Renault Duster Vs Kia Seltos Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster Vs Kia Seltos Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Nissan Kicks: specification comparison

1. Size/Dimensions:- 

Models/Parameter

Renault Duster

Nissan Kicks

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Lenght

4360

4384

4300

4315

Width

1822

1813

1790

1800

Height

1695

1669

1635

1645

Ground CLearance

205 (Laden)

210 (Unladen)

190 (Laden)

Wheelbase

2673

2673

2610

2610

Boot space

475

400

433

433

  • The Renault Duster is the widest and tallest compact SUV here, while the Nissan kicks is the longest. 
  • Duster also offers the best-in-segment boot space.
  • Its wheelbase is similar to the Nissan Kicks and 63mm more than the Creta and Seltos.

2. Engine Comparison

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Turbocharged Petrol Engine

 

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Engine Type

1.4-litre Turbocharged Petrol

1.4-litre Turbocharged Petrol

1.3-litre Turbocharged Petrol

1.3-litre Turbocharged Petrol

Displacement (cc)

1353

1353

1330

1330

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254NM @ 1600rpm

No Of Cylinder

4

4

4

4

Transmission Options

7-speed DCT

6-speed MT or 7-speed DCT

6-speed MT or CVT

6-speed MT or CVT

Drive Type

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Kia Seltos

Naturally Aspirated Petrol Engine

 

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Engine Type

1.5-litre Petrol

1.5-litre Petrol

1.5-litre Petrol

1.5-litre Petrol

Displacement (cc)

1497

1497

1498

1498

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No Of Cylinder

4

4

4

4

Transmission Options

6-speed MT or CVT

6-speed MT or CVT

6-speed MT

6-speed MT

Drive Type

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

nissan kicks price

Also Read: Hyundai Creta 2020: Detailed Review

Take-Aways:- 

  • All four cars are available in both turbocharged and naturally aspirated petrol engines.
  • The Renault Duster and Nissan Kicks are only petrol-powered SUVs while the Koreans offerings also get a diesel engine option. 
  • Duster and Kicks share the same engine options. While on the other hand, Creta and Seltos also share their powertrains with each other. 
  • The turbo engine of Renault Duster and Nissan Kicks, having the smallest displacement here, but it is still the most powerful and the torquiest engine here. 
  • Turbo variants of all four SUVs are available with the choice of a manual or automatic transmission except the Creta which is only available with an automatic gearbox.
  • The Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta get DCT (dual-clutch transmission) as automatic transmission unit, while the French and Japnese cars get CVT (Continuous variable transmission). 
  • As far as the naturally aspirated engine is concerned, the Koreans offerings are marginally ahead in terms of power output while the torque output is almost equal.
  • BS6 Kicks and Duster only get the manual gearbox with NA engine, whereas the Creta and Seltos have the advantage of a CVT gearbox. 

hyundai creta petrol price

Ex-showroom Price

 

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

NA Petrol Variants Rs 10 lakh- 16.15 lakh Rs 9.89 lakh – 14.34 lakh Rs 9.50 lakh-10 lakh Rs 8.59 lakh – Rs 9.99 lakh
Turbo Petrol Variants Rs 16.16 – 17.2 lakh Rs 15.54 lakh – 17.29 lakh  Rs 11.85 lakh- Rs 14.15 lakh Rs 10.49 lakh – 13.59 lakh

Verdict

The Renault Duster here is the most affordable SUV with segment's best performance figures with the turbo engine, at least on papers. It is important to note that from where the prices of Duster turbo and Kick's turbo ends, the prices of Korean car's start from. Even it also has a big price gap.

There is no denying in the fact that the Duster lacks on the features front in comparison to all three SUV. However, the ride quality of both Duster and Kicks is unmatchable. Hence, if the driveability is your main concern and you cannot push your budget further then you may go ahead with the Duster. And if you can slightly increase your budget, then Nissan Kicks will also be a good option for you with better features on offers.