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    Buy Tata Nexon Petrol Or Diesel? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav on Sunday, Sep 05 2021

    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 (SEPTEMBER 2021)

    Variants

    Petrol Prices

    Difference

    Diesel Prices

    XE Manual

    Rs. 7,28,900

    Rs. 1,30,000

    Rs. 8,58,900

    XM Manual

    Rs. 8,27,400

    Rs. 1,24,000

    Rs. 9,51,400

    XM (S) Manual

    Rs. 8,81,400

    Rs. 1,18,500

    Rs. 9,99,900

    XZ Manual

    Rs. 9,27,400

    Rs. 1,33,000

    Rs. 10,60,400

    XZ Plus Manual

    Rs. 9,99,900

    Rs. 1,35,500

    Rs. 11,35,400

    XZ Plus (S) Manual

    Rs. 10,67,400

    Rs. 1,33,000

    Rs. 12,00,400

    XZ Plus (O) Manual

    Rs. 10,97,400

    Rs. 1,33,000

    Rs. 12,30,400

    XM Automatic

    Rs. 8,89,400

    Rs. 1,24,000

    Rs. 10,13,400

    XM (S) Automatic

    Rs. 9,41,400

    Rs. 1,22,500

    Rs. 10,63,900

    XZ Plus Automatic

    Rs. 10,64,400

    Rs. 1,33,000

    Rs. 11,97,400

    XZ Plus (S) Automatic

    Rs. 11,29,400

    Rs. 1,33,000

    Rs. 12,62,400

    XZ Plus (O) Automatic

    Rs. 11,59,400

    Rs. 1,33,000

    Rs. 12,92,400

     Also Read - 2021 Tata Nexon Petrol Variants Explained

    For the Tata Nexon diesel manual, you’re paying between Rs. 1.19 lakh and Rs. 1.36 lakh more than the petrol. With the automatic transmission, the ex-showroom price for the Nexon diesel is Rs. 1.23 lakh and Rs. 1.33 lakh higher than the petrol.

    Tata Nexon - Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - September 2021

    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 (September 2021)

     

    Petrol

    Difference

    Diesel

    Fuel Price Delhi

    Rs. 102

    Rs. 12

    Rs. 90

    Manual Mileage

    17.57kmpl

    4.87kmpl

    22.44kmpl

    Manual Cost Per KM

    Rs. 5.81/km

    Rs. 1.79/km

    Rs. 4.01/km

    Automatic Mileage

    16.35kmpl

    6.09kmpl

    22.44kmpl

    Automatic Cost Per KM

    Rs. 6.24/km

    Rs. 2.23/km

    Rs. 4.01/km

     Also Read - 2021 Tata Nexon Diesel Variants Explained 

    At the current fuel prices, the Tata Nexon petrol manual will cost you Rs. 1.79 more than the Tata Nexon diesel manual for every kilometre you drive. With the automatic, the Tata Nexon diesel will save you Rs.2.23 compared to the petrol automatic.

    Kilometres To Breakeven With Tata Nexon Diesel

    Variants

    KM to Recover

    XE Manual

    72,437km

    XM Manual

    69,094km

    XM (S) Manual

    66,029km

    XZ Manual

    74,109km

    XZ Plus Manual

    75,502km

    XZ Plus (S) Manual

    74,109km

    XZ Plus (O) Manual

    74,109km

    XM Automatic

    55,659km 

    XM (S) Automatic

    54,986km

    XZ Plus Automatic

    59,699km

    XZ Plus (S) Automatic

    59,699km

    XZ Plus (O) Automatic

    59,699km

     Also Read - 2021 Hyundai Venue Turbo Petrol Vs Diesel - Which is Better?

    Depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 66,030 to 75,502km 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 54,986 to 59,699km 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 breakeven mileage for the Nexon diesel manual is slightly higher than with the Nexon diesel automatic. So, if you’re considering buying the Nexon diesel automatic, then you’ll recover the higher cost over the Nexon petrol much sooner compared to the Nexon petrol automatic. If you want the Nexon diesel manual and you anticipate driving more than 75,000km, only then you should consider buying the Nexon diesel.

    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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