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

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 31 Jul 2020

    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.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    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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