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    2020 Renault Duster vs MG Hector - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 02 Aug 2020

    Which car is better: Renault Duster or MG Hector? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

     


    2020 Renault Duster vs MG Hector

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

    DUSTER VS HECTOR | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Renault Duster

    MG Hector

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    RXE

    ₹8.49

    Style

    ₹12.74

    RXS

    ₹9.29

    Super

    ₹13.54

    RXZ

    ₹9.99

    Hybrid Super

    ₹14.14

       

    Hybrid Smart

    ₹15.24

       

    Hybrid Sharp

    ₹16.54


    Renault Duster prices start from Rs. 8.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 9.99 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The MG Hector turbo petrol manual prices start from Rs. 12.74 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.54 lakh. You could buy the top-spec Duster petrol and still have 2.75 lakh to spare compared to the base variant of the Hector petrol MT.

    DUSTER VS HECTOR | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Renault Duster

    MG Hector

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    -

    -

    Smart

    ₹15.94

       

    Sharp

    ₹17.44


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, MG Hector starts from Rs. 15.94 lakh. Renault Duster is currently not available with the petrol automatic powertrain.

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

    Renault Duster is 4360mm long, 1822mm wide and 1695mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2673mm. The Renault Duster has a boot space of 475 litres. The MG Hector measures 4655mm in length, 1835mm in width and 1760mm in height. The wheelbase of MG Hector is 2750mm and it has a boot space of 587 litres.

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

    DUSTER VS HECTOR | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Renault Duster

    Difference

    MG Hector

    Length (mm)

    4360

    295

    4655

    Width (mm)

    1822

    13

    1835

    Height (mm)

    1695

    65

    1760

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2673

    77

    2750

    Boot Space (litre)

    475

    112

    587

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    205

    13

    192

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    50

    10

    60


    Dimension Review

    • Hector is longer than Duster by 295mm.
    • Hector is wider than Duster by 13mm.
    • Hector is taller than Duster by 65mm.
    • Hector has a longer wheelbase than Duster; by 77mm.
    • Hector has 112 litres more boot space than Duster.
    • Duster has 13mm more ground clearance than Hector.

    In terms of dimensions, Hector is a larger car compared to Duster. Although the Renault Duster is the biggest C segment SUV, the Hector’s D-segment genes are clearly visible in this dimension chart. It is much bigger and it will have better road presence than the Duster.

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

    DUSTER VS HECTOR | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Renault Duster

    MG Hector

    MG Hector

    Engine Type

    Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Turbo Petrol Hybrid

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    143PS @ 5000rpm

    143PS @ 5000rpm

    Peak Torque

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    250Nm @ 1600-3600rpm

    250Nm @ 1600-3600rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    14.26kmpl

    13.3kmpl

    14.29kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    6-speed DCT

    -

    Automatic Claimed FE

    -

    12.32kmpl

    -


    Kicks Petrol vs Hector Petrol

    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.

    MG Hector gets a 1.5L turbo petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 143PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The MG Hector petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 13.3kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 12.32kmpl.

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

    There’s also a 1.5L turbo petrol hybrid 4-cylinder engine, which makes the same power and torque. This engine is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 14.29kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • Hector has a more powerful engine than Duster.
    • Hector's engine produces far more torque than Duster's. The Hector will have far better drivability than the Duster as it has lots of torque from low RPMs.
    • Duster petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than the Hector manual. Only the Hector hybrid turbo petrol engine matches the Duster’s mileage figure.

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

    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

    Notable top features of Hector 2020 are:

    • LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ Floating Light Turn Indicators
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • Panoramic Sunroof
    • 6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
    • 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
    • 10.4-inch Touchscreen w/ 8 Speaker System By Infinity
    • 360 Degree Camera View
    • Powered Tailgate
    • 6 Airbags
    • All 4 Disc Brakes
    • Hill Hold Control
    • Front Parking Sensors
    • 7-inch full-colour screen in the instrument cluster 
    • Heated outside mirrors
    • Powered opening and closing tailgate

    Is the Renault Duster better than the MG Hector?

    Price of the base variant of Renault Duster is Rs. 8.49 lakh and MG Hector is Rs. 12.74 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Renault Duster is lower. So it is more affordable.

    In terms of dimensions, Hector is a much bigger car compared to the Duster. So, it’ll have a stronger road presence than the Duster.

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

    For petrol manual powertrain, Hector's engine offers more torque, so it will offer better driveability compared to Duster.

    In terms of features, the MG Hector wins it easily, but then, it’s also a lot more expensive than the Duster.

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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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