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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

    RXE Turbo

    ₹10.49

    GTK

    ₹13.79

    RXS Turbo

    ₹11.39

    GTX

    ₹15.29

    RXZ Turbo

    ₹11.99

    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. 11.99 lakh.

    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

    RXS Turbo

    ₹12.99

    GTX

    ₹16.29

    RXZ Turbo

    ₹13.59

    GTX+

    ₹17.29

       

    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 14.09 lakh. Kia Seltos petrol automatic is Rs. 1.0 lakh more expensive than the manual. Renault Duster starts at Rs. 12.99 lakh. Renault Duster petrol automatic is Rs. 1.6 lakh more expensive than the manual.

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

    Kia Seltos is 4315mm long, 1800mm wide and 1645mm tall and has a wheelbase of 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

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    205/65 R16

    -

    215/65 R16

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    215/60 R17

    -

    215/65 R16

    Dimension Review

    • The Duster is longer than the Seltos by 45mm.
    • The Duster is wider than the Seltos by 22mm.
    • The Duster is taller than the Seltos by 50mm.
    • The Duster has a longer wheelbase than the Seltos; by 63mm.
    • The Duster has 42 litres more boot space than the Seltos.
    • The Duster has 15mm more ground clearance than the Seltos.
    • Despite its age, the Duster can hold its own in dimension comparison. The 2020 Renault Duster is a larger car compared to Seltos and has much better ground clearance as well. 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

    Renault Duster

    Engine

    1.5 L Petrol

    1.4 L Turbo Petrol

    1.5 L Petrol

    1.3 L Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1497 cc

    1353 cc

    1498 cc

    1330 cc

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    154PS @ 5500rpm

    Peak Torque

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    254Nm @ 1600rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    16.8kmpl

    16.1kmpl

    14.26kmpl

    16.5kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    CVT

    7-Speed DCT

    -

    CVT

    Automatic FE

    16.8kmpl

    16.2kmpl

    -

    16.42kmpl

    Seltos Petrol vs Duster Petrol

    Kia Seltos 1.5 L, 4-cylinder petrol engine 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 has a mileage of 16.8kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 16.8kmpl.

    The Seltos also 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 mileage of 16.1kmpl while the automatic claims to return a fuel-efficiency figure of 16.2kmpl.

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

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

    There is also a 1.3L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes 154PS of maximum power and 254Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The Renault Duster turbo petrol manual has a mileage of 16.5kmpl while the automatic claims to return a fuel-efficiency figure of 16.42kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Duster Turbo engine is more powerful compared to Seltos turbo.
    • For the 1.5L normal petrol engines, the two cars have comparable torque output. So, they’ll have similar drivability.
    • For the turbo petrol engine, the Duster turbo has a better torque output than the Seltos.
    • The Seltos 1.5 L beats the Duster 1.5 L fair and square with its mileage.
    • However, both turbo petrol engines have similar claimed fuel efficiency figures.
    • For the normal petrol engines, the two cars have similar torque-to-weight ratios and will have comparable drivability.
    • For the turbo petrol engines, the Duster has a clear advantage with a far better torque-to-weight ratio and will offer better performance and drivability.

    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
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • 10.25-inch Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • 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
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Auto AC w/ rear AC vents
    • Reverse Parking Camera
    • Cruise Control
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • Rear Wiper & Washer
    • Rear Defogger
    • Steering Mounted Controls
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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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