Tata Nexon Petrol Or Diesel? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Tata Nexon petrol or diesel then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the Nexon and look at the price difference. Based on the current petrol and diesel prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the Nexon will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.

Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison

Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Tata Nexon petrol and diesel to see what extra cost you’re paying for the Nexon diesel over the Nexon petrol.

TATA NEXON PETROL VS DIESEL PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI (FEBRUARY 2024)

Variants

Petrol Prices

Difference

Diesel Prices

Pure Manual

Rs. 9,79,990

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 11,09,990

Pure (S) Manual

Rs. 10,29,990

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 11,59,990

Creative Manual

Rs. 11,09,990

Rs. 1,40,000

Rs. 12,49,990

Creative Dual Tone Manual

Rs. 11,19,990

Rs. 1,40,000

Rs. 12,59,990

Creative Plus Manual

Rs. 11,79,990

Rs. 1,40,000

Rs. 13,19,990

Creative Plus Dual Tone Manual

Rs. 11,89,990

Rs. 1,40,000

Rs. 13,29,990

Creative Plus (S) Manual

Rs. 12,29,990

Rs. 1,40,000

Rs. 13,69,990

Creative Plus (S) Dual Tone Manual

Rs. 12,39,990

Rs. 1,40,000

Rs. 13,79,990

Fearless Dual Tone Manual

Rs. 12,59,990

Rs. 1,40,000

Rs. 13,99,990

FearlessPr Dual Tone Manual

Rs. 12,59,990

Rs. 1,40,000

Rs. 13,99,990

Fearless (S) Dual Tone Manual

Rs. 13,09,990

Rs. 1,40,000

Rs. 14,49,990

FearlessPr Plus (S) Dual Tone Manual

Rs. 13,59,990

Rs. 1,40,000

Rs. 14,99,990

Creative Automatic

Rs. 12,29,990

Rs. 80,000

Rs. 13,09,990

Creative Dual Tone Automatic

Rs. 12,39,990

Rs. 80,000

Rs. 13,19,990

Creative Plus Automatic

Rs. 12,99,990

Rs. 90,000

Rs. 13,89,990

Creative Plus Dual Tone Automatic

Rs. 13,09,990

Rs. 90,000

Rs. 13,99,990

Creative Plus (S) Dual Tone Automatic

Rs. 13,59,990

Rs. 90,000

Rs. 14,49,990

Fearless Dual Tone Automatic

Rs. 13,79,990

Rs. 90,000

Rs. 14,69,990

FearlessPr Dual Tone Automatic

Rs. 13,79,990

Rs. 90,000

Rs. 14,69,990

Fearless (S) Dual Tone Automatic

Rs. 14,29,990

Rs. 80,000

Rs. 15,09,990

FearlessPr Plus (S) Dual Tone Automatic

Rs. 14,79,990

Rs. 80,000

Rs. 15,59,990

Fearless Plus (S) Dual Tone Automatic

Rs. 14,79,990

Rs. 80,000

Rs. 15,59,990

For the Tata Nexon diesel manual, you’re paying between Rs. 1.3 lakh and Rs. 1.4 lakh more than the petrol.

With the automatic transmission, the ex-showroom price for the Nexon diesel is Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 90,000 higher than the petrol.

Tata Nexon Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - February 2024

Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.

TATA NEXON

COST PER KM (FEBRUARY 2024)

 

Petrol

Difference

Diesel

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 96.76

Rs. 7.1

Rs. 89.66

Manual Mileage

17.44kmpl

5.79km

23.23kmpl

Manual Cost Per KM

Rs. 5.55

Rs. 1.69

Rs. 3.86

Automatic Mileage

17.18kmpl

6.9km

24.08kmpl

Automatic Cost Per KM

Rs. 5.63

Rs. 1.91

Rs. 3.72

At the current fuel prices, the Tata Nexon petrol manual will cost you Rs. 1.69 more than the Tata Nexon diesel manual for every kilometre you drive.

With the automatic, the Tata Nexon diesel will save you Rs. 1.91 compared to the petrol automatic.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Tata Nexon Diesel

TATA NEXON PETROL VS DIESEL

KM TO RECOVER (FEBRUARY 2024)

Variants

KM to Recover

Pure Manual

76,991km

Pure (S) Manual

76,991km

Creative Manual

82,914km

Creative Dual Tone Manual

82,914km

Creative Plus Manual

82,914km

Creative Plus Dual Tone Manual

82,914km

Creative Plus (S) Manual

82,914km

Creative Plus (S) Dual Tone Manual

82,914km

Fearless Dual Tone Manual

82,914km

FearlessPr Dual Tone Manual

82,914km

Fearless (S) Dual Tone Manual

82,914km

FearlessPr Plus (S) Dual Tone Manual

82,914km

Creative Automatic

41,913km

Creative Dual Tone Automatic

41,913km

Creative Plus Automatic

47,152km

Creative Plus Dual Tone Automatic

47,152km

Creative Plus (S) Dual Tone Automatic

47,152km

Fearless Dual Tone Automatic

47,152km

FearlessPr Dual Tone Automatic

47,152km

Fearless (S) Dual Tone Automatic

41,913km

FearlessPr Plus (S) Dual Tone Automatic

41,913km

Fearless Plus (S) Dual Tone Automatic

41,913km

Depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 76,991 to 82,914 km with the Tata Nexon diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Nexon petrol.

With the automatic, depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 41,913 to 47,152km with the Nexon diesel to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Nexon petrol.

Should You Buy Tata Nexon Petrol Or Diesel?

The Nexon diesel costs between Rs. 80,000 and Rs. 1.40 lakh more than the corresponding petrol variant, which is shockingly high considering that the petrol engine also gets a turbocharger. So, they both offer good drivability. Still, considering the current price differences between the Nexon petrol-diesel and the fuel prices, the Nexon diesel-manual only makes sense if you intend to drive the car for more than 77,000km to 83,000km, depending on the variant you buy.

For the automatic buyers, the Nexon diesel is worth buying only if you plan to drive the car for around 42,,000km. The diesel-automatic’s lower km-to-breakeven is not because it is more affordable or more fuel efficient than the manual. This is because the petrol-automatic is a bit less fuel efficient.

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

Fuel Cost Calculator in India

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prathu Sharma

Engineer by upbringing, artist by passion, motorhead because ,why not! Likes to know about everything related to technology, switches between american muscle and german innovation depending on the day. Wants to own 69' Mustang Mach 1 and to drive BMW M3 87'someday.

10 Comments

  1. M Manoj says:
    October 08 2021 00:06:12

    Is the Periodic Service cost difference, if any, taken into account?

  2. V VS Gopal says:
    June 03 2022 14:08:24

    I bought petrol version of Nexon two months back. It is having lot software issues. Many times engine will not start. I had though time. Service provider said they updated the software. But I lost confidence and totally disappointed with Nexon.

  3. J Jeevan says:
    June 08 2022 22:38:30

    I drove diesel nexon for 112000 km in 4.5 years.. it was newly launched when I bought it.. Trust me.. it worth it.. Drive it under 85 kmph and u will surprise to see the mileage.. There was downside in the beginning , there was noise from suspension… but gradually the mechanic learnt how to fix it and it’s rolling high since then… The service barge doesn’t come above 4000, mostly .. I can write and write .. but let’s stop :)

  4. S Sudarshan Mishra says:
    June 19 2022 12:25:39

    Is the petrol motor of nexon reliable??? Was considering sonet HTK+ turbo petrol But there's slight dilemma about nexon petrol

  5. D Diljeet Deep says:
    September 21 2022 11:02:46

    The comparison seems wrong as the fuel efficiency of the petrol is very different in the real world conditions. I drive an altroz petrol and the average efficiency i get is 13kmpl. Sometimes less also. So if your running is on a higher side please consider buying the diesel.

  6. B Binoy Aravind says:
    October 08 2022 20:13:38

    Comparison may be better. Author should consider the emi for differential amount, resale value etc for comparison

  7. B Binoy Aravind says:
    October 08 2022 20:13:41

    Comparison may be better. Author should consider the emi for differential amount, resale value etc for comparison

  8. M Mrs Vinod Suresh Balasari says:
    October 18 2022 18:35:10

    Purchase Tata Nexon(P) ZX+ NEW MT Gear box. I am getting Fule Avrage 11.72 km Per liter. Where as they claim 17:5 Km p liter.

  9. M Mrs Vinod Suresh Balasari says:
    October 18 2022 18:35:14

    Purchase Tata Nexon(P) ZX+ NEW MT Gear box. I am getting Fule Avrage 11.72 km Per liter. Where as they claim 17:5 Km p liter.

  10. K Keyur says:
    November 26 2023 23:46:41

    Nexon petrol or diesel which is the best with calculation. My average use: 70km/day Difference between both: 2,00,000/-

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