Check the Features wise Comparison of Renault Duster and Maruti Ertiga
With the launching date of Renault Duster nearing, the Indian car enthusiasts are gearing up to put their hands on this classic compact SUV. In this year there will be a tough competition among compact SUV segment with already launched Maruti Ertiga, proposed July launch Renault Duster and the upcoming SUV Ford EcoSport in the league. For the time being Ertiga have to worry about Duster coming up next month. Let’s check out how both renault duster vs maruti ertiga vehicles take on each other on the below factors:-
Renault Duster carries dynamic and rugged looks which are the need of the day. Nice steady style with powerful bland headlamps, sporty bumpers, aggressive wheel arches and sporty roof rails all accentuate the performance of this compact sports utility vehicle. Chromed front grill looks charismatic with Renault’s logo nicely tucked in the center and silver skid plate. Awesome ground clearance of 210 mm and 16 inch alloys help Duster to get past the rough roads. Rear part is also elegantly designed with curvy boot lid, D shaped exciting tail lamps and high mounted stop lamp.
Sophisticated styling of Maruti Ertiga makes its maneuvering perfect for the city traffic and narrow parking spaces. Peeled back clear headlamps, fabulous flare fenders, smart rear spoiler, newly designed extended tail lamps and overall sporty styling makes Maruti Suzuki Ertiga a pleasing vehicle to look at. Also, 15 inch alloys lifts the entire elegance of the compact machine.
Renault Duster interiors complement its exotic exteriors with all black theme & curvy dashboard which exudes sportiness. Borrowing a lot of cues from Logan sedan, Renault Duster is a five seater and boast of the same chrome trimmed dials having digital display in the centre of the dash as seen in its cousin. Though steering feels a little heavy at turns and gear box is also a little bit stiff but aren’t SUVs bought for some hard work? Spacious interiors have comfortable seats and good boot space which makes it ideal for long touring drives.
Jazzy and relaxing ambience is the highlight of Ertiga. Mesmerizing Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a 3-row, 7-seater utility vehicle with lot of cues borrowed from its Swift family member. Comfortable seats and employment of premium quality material with terrific fit and finish embraces a regal feeling inside the cabin. Boot space is awesome at 135 litres and with last row seats folded, it increases to 735 litres.
Engine, Specifications & Performance :-
The all new Renault Duster is speculated to be powered by a 1.5 litre CRDi diesel engine which is doing duties under Nissan Micra and will be linked to six speed manual gearbox. The engine would be able to churn maximum power of 110 bhp at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 240 Nm at 1750 rpm whereas the petrol one will be powered by a 1598 cc DOHC engine which is able to generate top power of 105 bhp at 5750 rpm and max torque of 148 Nm at 3750 rpm. Petrol powermill will be mated to five speed manual transmission. Renault Duster will be available in 4×2 option only. For better fuel economy, you need to get the 4×2 variant of Duster. Diesel Duster will accelerate from 0-100 kmph in mere 11.8 seconds with a top speed of 164 kmph.
In Maruti Ertiga, a new K series engine debuts K14 VVT 1.4-litre petrol engine which is capable of generating maximum power of 94 bhp at 6000 rpm along with ultimate torque of 13.2 kgm at 4000 rpm. Available with diesel option as well, Ertiga diesel is powered by 1.3L DDiS Super Turbo engine having the capability of churning out top power of 88 bhp at 4000 rpm and peak torque 20.4 kgm at 1750 rpm. The compact runner has a top speed of 170 kmph.
The ravishing Renault Duster would be packed with an array of features comprising of Power steering, Power windows with switches on door pads, Remote central locking, Remote fuel filler, Rear armrest with cup holder, Electrically adjustable driver’s seat, Leather seat, Tinted glass, Foldable rear seats, 2 Tripmeter, Tachometer, AC with climate control, Remote boot opener, Foldable front passenger seat, Glove box, Rear wiper, Rear defogger, Radio, CD, MP3 player with Bluetooth and AUX input.
Maruti Ertiga boasts of plenty of comfort and convenient features which comprise of a three-spoke, tilt adjustable electric power steering, steering mounted audio controls, twin air-con, USB compatible audio unit, keyless entry and central locking. Besides, it has power windows with auto-down function, Multi-information Display (MID), electrically adjustable ORVMs and several others.
It is speculated that the dashing Duster would be offering fuel efficiency of 17-19 kmpl whereas Maruti Ertiga delivers 16.02 kmpl with its petrol variant and 20.77 kmpl for its diesel one.
Renault Duster is expected to be tagged in the price bracket of Rs 7 lakh – 9 lakh while Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is up for grabs within a price bracket of Rs 5.89 lakh – Rs 8.45 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi).
It’s a pretty tough decision to select from the two but we think Maruti Ertiga is slightly better than Duster because of its 7 seating capacity, fuel efficiency and aggressive pricing. However if Renault is able to tag Duster competitively than it will be a completely new game.
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