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

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 20 Jul 2020

    We compare Duster against other C-segment SUVs on the basis of prices, engine specs and dimensions to analyse how it holds up against the competition.


    Renault Duster 2020 Petrol vs Competition

    Renault Duster prices start from Rs. 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom) and it rivals the Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks and Hyundai Creta in the segment. The complete price list of the petrol-powered Duster is as follows.

    Renault Duster Petrol vs Rivals | Price Comparison

    C-SEGMENT SUV | PETROL MANUAL | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUL 2020

    Renault Duster

    Kia Seltos

    Hyundai Creta

    Nissan Kicks

    RXE

    ₹8,49,000

    -

    -

    -

    RXS

    ₹9,29,000

    -

    -

    1.5 XL
    ₹9,49,990

    RXZ

    ₹9,99,000

    HTE

    ₹9,89,000

    EX

    ₹9,99,000

    1.5 XV
    ₹9,99,990

    -

    HTK

    ₹10,29,000

    -

    -

    -

    HTK+

    ₹11,49,000

    S

    ₹11,72,000

    1.3 XV

    ₹11,84,990

    -

    -

    -

    1.3 XV Premium

    ₹12,64,990

    -

    HTX

    ₹13,09,000

    SX

    ₹13,46,000

    1.3 XV Premium(O)

    ₹13,69,990

    -

    GTK

    ₹13,79,000

    -

    1.3 XV Premium(O) Dual Tone

    ₹13,89,990

    -

    GTX

    ₹15,29,000

    -

    -

    -

    GTX+

    ₹16,29,000

    -

    -


    Renault Duster petrol manual comes with 3 variants: RXE, RXS and RXZ.

    • Renault Duster starts at Rs. 8.49 lakh. Duster RXE is the most affordable car in the segment.
    • RXZ is Duster's most expensive variant with the petrol manual powertrain. It is priced at Rs. 9.99 lakh and that makes it more affordable than the most expensive petrol manual C-segment SUV, Kia Seltos GTX+, by Rs. 6.30 lakh.
    • The top-spec BS6 Duster 2020 costs about as much as the base variants of the other cars.

    Also Read - Renault Duster vs Nissan Kicks Petrol - Price, Specs, Features

    C-SEGMENT SUV | PETROL AUTOMATIC | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUL 2020

    Nissan Kicks

    Kia Seltos

    Hyundai Creta

    Renault Duster

    1.3 XV

    ₹13,44,990

    -

    -

    NA

    1.3 XV Premium

    ₹14,14,990

    HTX

    ₹14,09,000

    -

    -

    -

    -

    SX

    ₹14,94,000

    -

    -

    -

    SX(O)

    ₹16,15,000

    -

    -

    GTX

    ₹16,29,000

    1.4 Turbo SX

    ₹16,16,000

    -

    -

    GTX+

    ₹17,29,000

    1.4 Turbo SX(O)

    ₹17,20,000

    -

    • Renault Duster is currently not available with petrol automatic.
    • Nissan Kicks starts at Rs. 13.45 lakh. Kicks 1.3 XV is the most affordable automatic car in the segment.
    • Kia Seltos GTX+, at Rs. 17.29 lakh is the most expensive car in the segment.

    Renault Duster 1.5 Petrol vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

    C-SEGMENT SUV

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Renault Duster

    Nissan Kicks

    Kia Seltos

    Hyundai Creta

    Displacement

    1.5

    1.3

    1.5L

    1.5

    1.4L

    1.5

    1.4L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1498cc

    1330cc

    1498cc

    1497cc

    1353cc

    1497cc

    1353cc

    Maximum Power

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    156PS @ 5500rpm

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    254Nm @ 1600rpm

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-Speed

    6-Speed

    5-Speed

    6-Speed

    6-Speed

    6-Speed

    -

    Manual Claimed FE

    14.26kmpl

    15.8kmpl

    13.9kmpl

    16.5kmpl

    16.1kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    -

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    CVT

    -

    CVT

    7-Speed DCT

    CVT

    7- Speed DCT

    Automatic Claimed FE

    -

    15.8kmpl

    -

    16.8kmpl

    16.5kmpl

    16.9kmpl

    16.8kmpl


    Renault Duster is available with a 1.5L petrol engine with a 5-speed transmission. The power and torque output of this engine are 106PS and 142Nm, respectively.

    • Nissan Kicks produces 156PS of power. It is the most powerful engine in the segment, having 50PS more power than Duster 1.5.
    • Nissan Kicks turbo produces 254Nm of peak torque. It has the best torque figures in the segment.
    • With a manual and automatic transmission, the Hyundai Creta 1.5L has the best mileage figures of 16.8kmpl and 16.9kmpl, respectively.

    Nissan Kicks turbo petrol engine offers the best torque in this segment, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to all other cars. If you're looking for a car with lower fuel costs, then Hyundai Creta will be better since it is the most fuel-efficient car in this segment. The performance, drivability and fuel efficiency of the 3 cars’ turbo petrol engines are comparable.

    Renault Duster vs Rivals | Dimension Comparison

    C-SEGMENT SUV

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Renault Duster

    Nissan Kicks

    Kia Seltos

    Hyundai Creta

    Length

    4360mm

    4384mm

    4315mm

    4300mm

    Width

    1822mm

    1813mm

    1800mm

    1790mm

    Height

    1695mm

    1669mm

    1645mm

    1635mm

    Wheelbase

    2673mm

    2673mm

    2610mm

    2610mm

    Boot Space

    475-lt

    400-lt

    433-lt

    433-lt

    Ground Clearance

    205mm

    210mm

    190mm

    190mm

    Fuel Tank

    50-lt

    50-lt

    50-lt

    50-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    215/65 R16

    215/60 R17

    205/65 R16

    205/65 R16

    Tyre Size (Top)

    215/65 R16

    215/60 R17

    215/60 R17

    215/60 R17


    Renault Duster is 4360mm long, 1822mm wide, 1695mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2673mm. A wider body normally results in better shoulder room and a higher roof makes ingress & egress easier. A longer wheelbase usually results in more cabin space. It has a boot space of 475 litres. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage. Duster has a 205mm ground clearance, it rides on 215/65 R16 tyres size and has 50 litres fuel tank capacity.

    • Nissan Kicks is the longest car in the segment. It is 24mm longer than Duster.
    • Renault Duster has a width of 1822mm, it is the widest car in the segment.
    • Renault Duster has a height of 1695mm, it is the tallest car in the segment.
    • Nissan Kicks has a wheelbase of 2673mm, it is the longest wheelbase in the segment.
    • Renault Duster has a boot space of 475-lt, it is the biggest boot space in the segment.
    • Nissan Kicks's ground clearance of 210mm is the best in the segment - 5mm better than the Duster, which is the second-best in this regard.

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

    Amongst all the C-segment SUVs, Nissan Kicks has the highest ground clearance, so it should be the last car to bottom-out on uneven roads. Renault Duster has the biggest boot in the segment, so it can carry maximum luggage. Despite its age, the Duster comes across as a competent car, at least in terms of dimensions. It can still hold its own against the rivals with the widest body, longest wheelbase and the biggest boot space. Its normal petrol engine also has respectable torque output compared to the similar engines among C segment SUVs.

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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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