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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 (AUGUST 2022)

Variants

Petrol Prices

Difference

Diesel Prices

XM Manual

Rs. 8,59,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 9,89,900

XM (S) Manual

Rs. 9,19,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 10,49,900

XM Plus (S) Manual

Rs. 9,74,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 11,04,900

XZ Plus Manual

Rs. 10,29,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 11,59,900

XZ Plus (HS) Manual

Rs. 11,04,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 12,34,900

XZ Plus (O) Manual

Rs. 11,29,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 12,59,900

XZ Plus (P) Manual

Rs. 11,79,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 13,09,900

XZ Plus KZR Manual

Rs. 11,99,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 13,29,900

XMA (S) Automatic

Rs. 9,84,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 11,14,900

XMA Plus (S) Automatic

Rs. 10,39,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 11,69,900

XZA Plus Automatic

Rs. 10,94,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 12,24,900

XZA Plus (O) Automatic

Rs. 11,94,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 13,24,900

XZA Plus (P) Automatic

Rs. 12,44,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 13,74,900

XZA Plus KZR Automatic

Rs. 12,64,900

Rs. 1,30,000

Rs. 13,94,900

For the Nexon diesel manual, you’re paying Rs. 1.3 lakh over the Nexon petrol manual.

With the automatic transmission, the ex-showroom price of the Nexon diesel is Rs. 1.3 lakh higher than the petrol.

Tata Nexon Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - August 2022

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 (AUGUST 2022)

 

Petrol

Difference

Diesel

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 96.76

Rs. 7.1

Rs. 89.66

Manual Mileage

17.57kmpl

3.62kmpl

21.19kmpl

Manual Cost Per KM

Rs. 5.51

Rs. 1.28

Rs. 4.23

Automatic Mileage

16.35kmpl

5.72kmpl

22.07kmpl

Automatic Cost Per KM

Rs. 5.92/km

Rs. 1.86/km

Rs. 4.06/km

At the current fuel prices, the Tata Nexon petrol manual will cost you Rs. 1.28 more than the Tata Nexon diesel manual for every kilometer you drive.

With the automatic, the Tata Nexon diesel will save you Rs. 1.86/km compared to the petrol automatic.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Tata Nexon Diesel

TATA NEXON PETROL VS DIESEL
KM TO RECOVER (AUGUST 2022)

Variants

KM to Recover

XM Manual

1,01,891km

XM (S) Manual

1,01,891km

XM Plus (S) Manual

1,01,891km

XZ Plus Manual

1,01,891km

XZ Plus (HS) Manual

1,01,891km

XZ Plus (O) Manual

1,01,891km

XZ Plus (P) Manual

1,01,891km

XZ Plus KZR Manual

1,01,891km

XMA (S) Automatic

70,061km

XMA Plus (S) Automatic

70,061km

XZA Plus Automatic

70,061km

XZA Plus (O) Automatic

70,061km

XZA Plus (P) Automatic

70,061km

XZA Plus KZR Automatic

70,061km

You’ll have to cover 1.02 lakh km with the Tata Nexon diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Nexon petrol.

With the automatic, you’ll have to drive at least 70,061 km to justify buying the Nexon diesel over the petrol automatic.

Should You Buy Tata Nexon Petrol Or Diesel?

The Nexon diesel costs Rs. 1.30 lakh more than the petrol, 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 1.0 lakh kilometres. For the automatic buyers, the Nexon diesel is worth buying only if you plan to drive the car for more than 75,000km. 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 much 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.

4 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

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