2020 Renault Duster vs Kia Seltos - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

2020 Renault Duster vs Kia Seltos - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

Which C-segment SUV is better: Kia Seltos or Renault Duster? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

 

2020 Renault Duster vs Kia Seltos

Seltos 2020 vs Duster 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

SELTOS VS DUSTER | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL MANUAL

Kia Seltos

Renault Duster

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

HTE

₹9.89

RXE

₹8.49

HTK

₹10.29

RXS

₹9.29

HTK+

₹11.49

RXZ

₹9.99

HTX

₹13.09

   

GTK

₹13.79

   

GTX

₹15.29

   

GTX+

₹16.29

   


Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 9.89 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.29 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Renault Duster petrol manual prices start from Rs. 8.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 9.99 lakh. Renault Duster has a lower starting price.

SELTOS VS DUSTER | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL AUTOMATIC

Kia Seltos

Renault Duster

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

HTX

₹14.09

-

-

GTX

₹16.29

-

-

GTX+

₹17.29

-

-


For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 14.09 lakh. Renault Duster is currently not available with petrol automatic powertrain.

Seltos 2020 vs Duster 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

Kia Seltos is 4315mm long, 1800mm wide and 1645mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2610mm. The Kia Seltos has a boot space of 433 litres. The Renault Duster measures 4360mm in length, 1822mm in width and 1695mm in height. The wheelbase of Renault Duster is 2673mm and it has a boot space of 475 litres.

Also Read - Which Variant of 2020 Renault Duster Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

SELTOS VS DUSTER | DIMENSION COMPARISON

Dimensions

Kia Seltos

Difference

Renault Duster

Length (mm)

4315

45

4360

Width (mm)

1800

22

1822

Height (mm)

1645

50

1695

Wheelbase (mm)

2610

63

2673

Boot Space (litre)

433

42

475

Ground Clearance(mm)

190

15

205

Fuel Tank (litre)

50

0

50


Dimension Review

  • Duster is longer than Seltos by 45mm.
  • Duster is wider than Seltos by 22mm.
  • Duster is taller than Seltos by 50mm.
  • Duster has a longer wheelbase than Seltos; by 63mm.
  • Duster has 42 litres more boot space than Seltos.
  • Duster has 15mm more ground clearance than Seltos.

Despite its age, the Duster can hold its own in dimension comparison. The 2020 Renault Duster is a larger car compared to Seltos. So, the Duster will have better road presence than the Seltos.

Seltos 2020 vs Duster 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

SELTOS VS DUSTER | ENGINE COMPARISON

PETROL ENGINE

 

Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos

Renault Duster

Engine Type

Turbo Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Displacement

1.4L

1.5L

1.5L

Cylinder

4

4

4

Maximum Power

140PS @ 6000rpm

115PS @ 6300rpm

106PS @ 5600rpm

Peak Torque

242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

144Nm @ 4500rpm

142Nm @ 4000rpm

Manual Transmission

6-speed

6-speed

5-speed

Manual Claimed FE

16.1kmpl

16.8kmpl

14.26kmpl

Automatic Transmission

7-speed DCT

CVT

-

Automatic Claimed FE

16.2kmpl

16.8kmpl

-


Seltos Petrol vs Duster Petrol

The Kia Seltos gets a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes 140PS of maximum power and 242Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos turbo petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.1kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 16.2kmpl.

There’s also a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos petrol manual and automatic has a fuel-efficiency of 16.8kmpl.

Also Read - Renault Duster Turbo Specifications - Engine, Power, Transmission & Fuel Efficiency

Renault Duster gets a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 106PS of maximum power and 142Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 14.26kmpl.

Petrol Engine Review

  • Both of Seltos’s engines are more powerful than Duster.
  • Both of them have better torque than the Duster but the normal petrol engines of the two cars have comparable torque output. So, they’ll have similar drivability.
  • The Seltos 1.5 beats the Duster fair and square with its mileage. Both of Seltos’ petrol engines are more fuel-efficient than the Duster.

Seltos 2020 vs Duster 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

Notable top features of Seltos 2020 are:

  • LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ LED Lightbar
  • Auto-Dimming IRVM
  • R17 Hyper Metallic Alloy Wheels
  • 10.25-inch Touchscreen w/ Navigation
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Ambient Mood Lighting
  • Cruise Control
  • Smart Key w/ Push Start/Stop Button
  • Auto Ac
  • Telescopic Steering
  • Rear Door Sunshade Curtain

Notable top features of Duster 2020 are:

  • Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRL
  • Height Adjustable Driver Seat w/ Lumbar Support
  • R16 Alloy Wheels
  • 7-inch Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Auto AC
  • Reverse Parking Camera
  • Cruise Control
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Rear Wiper & Washer
  • Rear Defogger
  • Steering Mounted Controls

Is the Kia Seltos better than the Renault Duster?

Price of the base variant of Kia Seltos is Rs. 9.89 lakh and Renault Duster is Rs. 8.49 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Renault Duster is lower. So it is more affordable.

In terms of dimensions, Duster is a bit larger than the Seltos and, therefore, it’ll have better road presence.

Seltos petrol engines offer more torque but the normal petrol engines of the two cars have similar torque output. So, they’ll have a similar impact on the drivability. The Duster 2020’s mileage is not up to the mark to hang with the Seltos. For lower fuel costs, the Seltos will be better.

Also Read - Renault Duster 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

In terms of features too, the Renault Duster petrol lags far behind the Seltos. If you’re interested in a lot of creature comforts, then the Duster’s lower price tag and larger dimensions should make it an option worth considering. More so, because even the top variant of the Duster costs less than the Seltos.

What hurts the Duster the most is a lack of an automatic transmission and a decade-old design, which has only received minor touchups.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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