Comparison between Renault Duster and Maruti Ertiga is really great idea because both are counted in fast car and carry more than six people. It is a comparison between full-sized MUV and powerful SUV. The comparison is really significance in India as SUVs are comparable with MUVs. Renault Duster is the latest darling of Indians, launched on 4th July 2012, while Maruti Ertiga has been introduced in April 2012 with B+hatchback segment.
In the recent time, Ertiga is a huge demanded car of Indian market due to its solid exterior size, seating capacity for 7 adults, great touching of successful Swift platform and pricing of a sedan. Just like Maruti Ertiga, Renault also will be received successful ride in India. In this year, there will be tough fight between compact SUV segments with Renault Duster and Maruti Ertiga. Both work best on their position, so it will become really tough to determine which is better car in overall features and performance and in this situation comparison is the correct answer.
The outer appearance of the duster compact SUV (Renault Duster) is constructed on the basis of rough design. It looks very masculine with chucky headlamps, big grille and air-dams, wheel arches, smart looking dual tone bumpers with sporty side profile and sporty roof rails. The headlamps are beautiful bland and bright so they can be enlightened in the darkest roads. The roof rails and chromed front grill looks sporty and charismatic with logo of Renault nicely placed in the middle. It is equipped with overwhelming ground clearance of 210 mm and 16 inch alloys which give fast ride also on rough roads. The backside of the car is also stylish intended with curvy boot lid, high mounted stop lamp and D shaped exciting tail lamps.
The designer team of Maruti Suzuki has done good job to design Ertiga. The outer appearance wears an overall irrefutable elegance and sleek shape. Ertiga is best when it comes to traffic and city roads so every urban citizen would give a thumbs-up. The design of the cars is excellence, so it can run from narrow space and park inn complicated parking easily. It is fixed with 15-inch alloy wheels that give it a luxurious and sporty outlook on the whole. Just like Renault Duster, it also comes with headlamps, and tail lamps. The headlamps are fitted on backside in an expertise manner. It looks fabulous with fenders. The back side of the car is also attached with the smart spoiler which not only increases the looks measure but also helps in the aerodynamics.
Conclusion:In exterior parts, Renault duster is best choice which comes with more classy, tall & manly looks as against Maruti Ertiga.
Renault Duster features more comfort and nice interiors which is wrapped with impressive design, good quality of materials and numerous features. It has utilized first-class fabric for the seat and cabin. The interior of the car is not much impressive compared to exteriors. It comes with shiny and hard dashboard plastics that look cheap and also cannot expect on a car of this class. It also offers numerous other features like deep glovebox, several cup holders, the neatly integrated Aux/USB-ready music system and curved instrument binnacle that make it more practical. It comes with pretty spacious five member seating capacity and impressive boot space in order that six member can seat comfortably. The back seat gives outstanding thigh, back and shoulder support with ample knee as well as headroom. The dashboard and cabin is finished with black color theme that shows sportiness in the truest sense. It features on-board trip computer with various displays as well as 8-way adjustable driver seat.
Interior appearance of the Maruti Ertiga is pretty refreshing and Jazzy which is wrapped with quite sporty and high-class material. It is perfect choice for joint family because it comes with 7 member seating capacity. The last two seats can be folded for carrying large luggage. The seats are covered with high-class material that gives pleasant and royal feeling to the passengers. It comes with very tiny boot space which you can make roomy by folding last row. Compared to exteriors, an interior of the car seems to be impressive enough. The interiors are better compared to its comparable model like Toyota Innova. It is equipped with numerous space for holding bottle and parking the miscellaneous items. It is also equipped with cup-holder below the A/C vent, glove box, adjustable driver’s seats, etc.
Conclusion:In interior part, Maruti Ertiga gets award because it comes with more attractive design, high-class material and more searing capacity.
Engine and fuel Economy:
The Renault Duster is powered by 1.5 litre CRDi diesel engine and 1.6 Lit Petrol Engine (1598 cc DOHC engine). The diesel engine is mate with six speed manual gearbox delivers max power of 110 BHP at 4000 rpm and max out torque of 240 Nm at 1750 rpm, while petrol engines is mated with five speed manual transmission that delivers max power of 105 BHP at 5750 and peak torque of 148 Nm at 3750 rpm. The Renault duster is available in 4×2 and 4X4 variants. If you are looking for more fuel-efficient car than duster 4×2 variants is best choice for you rather than 4X4. Diesel duster engine covers 0-100 kmph in just 11.8 second with top speed of 164kmph.
The Maruti Ertiga is also powered by both K14 VVT 1.4-litre petrol engine and 1.3 litre turbocharged DDIS engine. Both engines are mated with 5 speed manual transmission. The petrol engine delivers maximum power of 94 bhp at 6000 rpm together with ultimate torque of 130 Nm at 4000 RPM, while the diesel engine generates maximum power of 88 bhp at 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 1750 RPM. The top speed of compact runner is 170 kmph which is really remarkable.
Conclusion: In engine section, duster is better than Maruti because it built up with bigger and more powerful engine.
Renault duster is loaded with number of very complicated features that enhance its demand. It includes with many attractive features like Power-steering, foldable rear seats, tinted glass, remote central locking, rear armrest with cup-holder, tachometer, AC having climate control feature, remote boot opener, 2-Tripmeter, Foldable front passenger seat, glove box, rear defogger, integrated radio, rear wiper, Bluetooth and AUX input, Radio, etc.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga offers also numerous features like electric power steering tilt adjusted, steering-mounted audio controls, Tinted glass, Leather seat, keyless entry, USB compatible audio unit, central locking, twin-air con, etc. It is also equipped with lot more features like Power Windows together with auto-down function, Multi-information Display (MID), electrically adjustable ORVMs, etc. With this features, you can experience much livelier in the car.
Conclusion: Feature-wise both are best, so you don’t need to confuse about in feature review. You can select any one because both match your style perfectly.
Renault duster offers mileage of 16.8 – 18.0kmpl – 19.1 – 20.64kmpl for diesel version and 10.5kmpl – 13.24kmpl for petrol version, while Maruti gives mileage of 17.2kmpl – 20.77kmpl for diesel version and 12.3kmpl – 16.02kmpl for petrol version.
Conclusion: In fuel efficiency Ertiga is better than Duster as it offers better mileage in Petrol due to smaller engine. Diesel Model fuel efficiency is also more or less same.
The Renault duster is available with the price range between Rs 7,19,000 – Rs 11,29,000, while Maruti Ertiga is available at with a price tag between Rs. 5,89,000 – Rs. 8,45,000.
It is really difficult to choose which one better is for purchasing because in some factor Maruti is better than Renault and in some factor Renault is better than Maruti. In seating capacity, fuel efficiency and aggressive pricing, Maruti is the best, on the other hand for exteriors and engine, Renault is the best. If you are in tier 1 city and feel affection for power and SUV compact, then duster is best choice for you. For those, who are looking for MPV with excellent network and low maintenance, then Ertiga is best for them.
Comparison of Renault Duster and Maruti Ertiga:
|Renault Duster||Maruti Ertiga|
|Engine Size||1.5L Diesel Turocharge 4 cylinder engine||1.3 L diesel engine/ K-14B, 1.4 L petrol engine|
|Price Range||Rs 7,19,000 – Rs 11,29,000||Rs. 5,89,000–Rs. 8,45,000 (approx)|
|Gear box||5 Speed Manual Transmission||5 Speed Manual Transmission|
|Variants||8 (2 Petrol+6 Diesel)||6 (3 petrol & 3 diesel)|