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

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 12 Jul 2020

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

     


    Renault Duster vs Nissan Kicks

    Duster 2020 Vs Kicks 2020 | Price Comparison - Which Is Cheaper?

    DUSTER VS KICKS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Renault Duster

    Nissan Kicks

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    RXE

    ₹8.49

    1.5 XL

    ₹9.50

    RXS

    ₹9.29

    1.5 XV

    ₹10.00

    RXZ

    ₹9.99

    1.3 Turbo XV

    ₹11.85

       

    1.3 Turbo XV Premium

    ₹12.65

       

    1.3 Turbo XV Premium (O)

    ₹13.70

       

    1.3 Turbo XV Premium (O) Dual Tone

    ₹13.90


    Renault Duster prices start from Rs. 8.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 9.99 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. On the other hand, Nissan Kicks petrol manual prices start from Rs. 9.50 lakh and go up to Rs. 13.90 lakh. Entry-level price of Renault Duster is lower.

    Duster 2020 Vs Kicks 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which Is Bigger?

    Renault Duster is 4360mm long, 1822mm wide and 1695mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2673mm. Renault Duster has a boot space of 475 litres. On the other hand, Nissan Kicks measures 4384mm in length, 1813mm in width and 1669mm in height. The wheelbase of Nissan Kicks is 2673mm and it has a boot space of 400 litres.

    A wider body normally results in better shoulder room inside the car while a higher roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. A higher ground clearance makes it easier to go over tall speed breakers or drive on broken roads. The wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase often results in more cabin space. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage.

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    DUSTER VS KICKS | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Renault Duster

    Difference

    Nissan Kicks

    Length (mm)

    4360

    24

    4384

    Width (mm)

    1822

    9

    1813

    Height (mm)

    1695

    26

    1669

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2673

    0

    2673

    Boot Space (litre)

    475

    75

    400

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    205

    5

    210

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    50

    0

    50


    Dimension Review

    • Kicks is longer than Duster by 24mm.
    • Duster is wider than Kicks by 9mm.
    • Duster is taller than Kicks by 26mm.
    • Duster and Kicks have identical wheelbase.
    • Duster has 75 litres more boot space than Kicks.
    • Kicks rides higher than Duster. Its ground clearance is 5mm more.

    In terms of dimensions, have comparable size but the Duster is just a little bit larger. So, if the size is a measure of road presence for you, then Duster beats the Kicks by a narrow margin

    Duster 2020 Vs Kicks 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which Is Better In Performance?

    DUSTER VS KICKS | ENGINE & POWERTRAIN OPTIONS

    Renault Duster

    Nissan Kicks

    1.5L Petrol Manual

    1.5L Petrol Manual

     -

    1.3L Petrol Manual

     -

    1.3L Petrol Automatic


    Detailed comparison of Duster and Kicks petrol powertrains is as follows.

    DUSTER VS KICKS | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL MANUAL

     

    Renault Duster

    Nissan Kicks

    Nissan Kicks

    Engine Type

    Petrol

    Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    1.3L

    Maximum Power

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    156PS @ 5500rpm

    Peak Torque

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    254Nm @ 1600rpm

    Transmission

    5-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    Claimed FE

    14.26kmpl

    13.9kmpl

    15.8kmpl


    Duster 1.5L Petrol Manual Vs Kicks 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Renault Duster is powered by a 1.5L petrol 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.

    Nissan Kicks is powered by a 1.5L petrol 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 13.9kmpl. It also comes with a turbo petrol option, powered by a 1.3L petrol engine that makes 156PS of maximum power and 254Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel efficiency of 15.8kmpl.

    Petrol Manual Engine Review

    • Duster and Kicks 1.5 have identical power output.
    • Duster and Kicks 1.5 have identical torque output.
    • Duster 1.5 Petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than Kicks 1.5 manual.
    • The Kicks turbo has much better power and torque output.
    • The Kicks turbo petrol engine is also more fuel-efficient than the other two options.

    Also Read - Renault Triber 1-0L Petrol vs Renault Duster 1-5L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    If you're looking for a car with lower running costs then the Kicks turbo should be your choice as it’s the most fuel-efficient engine option in this comparison.

    Duster 2020 Vs Kicks 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    DUSTER VS KICKS | FEATURE COMPARISON

    TOP 5 FEATURES

    Renault Duster

    Nissan Kicks

    Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRL

    LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat w/ Lumbar Support

    Rear AC vents

    R16 Everest Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

    R17 5 spoke machined alloy wheels

    7-inch Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Auto AC

    Auto AC

    Cruise Control

    Cruise Control

     

    Electric Sunroof


    Top features of Duster are Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRL Cruise Control, Height Adjustable Driver Seat w/ Lumbar Support, R16 Everest Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels, 7-inch Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and Auto AC. Top features of Kicks are LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL, Rear AC vents, Cruise Control, R17 5 spoke machined alloy wheels, Electric Sunroof, 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and Auto AC.

    Is Renault Duster Petrol Better Than Nissan Kicks Petrol?

    Price of the base variant of Renault Duster petrol is Rs. 8.49 lakh and Nissan Kicks petrol is Rs. 9.50 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Renault Duster petrol is lower. So it is more affordable.

    In terms of dimensions, the Duster is a wee bit larger than the Kicks. So, it’s expected to have a better road presence.

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    For petrol manual powertrain, both Duster and Kicks 1.5 are on par. However, the Kicks turbo is a couple of notches above with its class-leading power and torque figures. If you're looking for a car with a low running cost then the Kicks turbo petrol MT will be better as it has much better fuel efficiency.

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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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