Ford EcoSport vs Renault Duster

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The French car makers Renault Motors’s flagship model in the compact SUV segment the Duster is the best selling SUV in the country. So far it has been solely enjoying the segment as the king but to challenge its supremacy Ford has launched EcoSport. The popularity of the new Ford EcoSport is increasing rapidly. But which SUV is better lets find out.

Performance

The SUVs segment is renowned for power and luxury. The ford EcoSport is available in petrol and diesel variant. The petrol model is built with a 999cc,1L, 3-cylinder turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine and the diesel  variant has a 1499cc, 1.5L TURBO-DIESEL engine.

The Renault Duster is also available in both petrol and diesel variants. The diesel variant is crafted with a 1461cc, 4-cylinder, 1.5L dci K9K HP engine and the petrol variant is built with a 1598cc, 4-cyilnder, 1.6L K4M petrol engine.

The maximum power generated by diesel engine of EcoSport is 112PS@6300RPM and torque of 140Nm@4400RPM while the petrol manages maximum power of 125PS@6000RPM and 170Nm@4500RPM.

Diesel variant of Duster churns maximum power of 85PS@3750RPM and torque of 200Nm@1900RPM while the petrol model gives maximum power of 104PS@5850RPM and torque of 145Nm@3750RPM.

Mileage

The Ford EcoSport gives better mileage than Renault Duster

A new and innovative Turbo Boost technology is used in EcoSport which reduces the fuel consumption by 20% and hence increase the mileage. The diesel model gives a mileage of 22.7KMPL while petrol model maintains a mileage of 16.5-18.6KMPL.

The Renault Duster gives a mileage of 13KMPL in petrol while diesel engine maintains a mileage of 20KMPL.

Exterior

The impressive look of EcoSport sports is enhancing with a very fresh and unconventional design. The wide radiator grille with Ford’s badge in the centre and the high intensity halogen headlamps give it a distinct look. The body coloured front bumper and 16-inch alloy wheel give it a rugged look, the shiny dual exhaust pipes at the rear give the SUV a sporty character.

Duster has a sportier SUV look at front. The wide chrome grille with D shaped head lamp dominates the front facia. The side profile is curvy with 16-inch alloy wheels and the skid plate adding to its sporty character. The curvy boot at rear with vertically placed tail lamps looks decent.

Interior

The interior of new EcoSport is dynamic and spacious enough to accommodate 5 occupants comfortably. And the v- shaped central console is positioned efficiently in the reach of driver for convenience. The leather cover gear knob and steering wheel gives elegant touch to the SUV. It has the best in class boot space of 560L.

The interior of Duster is quite subtle. The black theme interior gives exquisite look to the cabin. The 3-spoke steering wheel with shiny brown central console looks very sporty and trendy. The Adjustable seats and headrest provide ample head and leg room and are very comfortable too. SUV is equipped with lesser boot space of 475 L only.

Features

EcoSport comes with a list of factory fitted new age features like rear parking sensors with visual display.  Bluetooth AUX connectivity, a power point of 12V for charging phones and a new SYNC feature (with voice control) which let you connects your Smart Phone with the SUV and can make or receive calls and Smses by voice guidance. It also automatically sends distress call to nearby helpline number in time of need.

Duster is equipped with all necessary comfort and convenience features. Parking sensor with Engine start/stop button, Accessory socket and USB port, the electronically control ORVM, Remote trunk and fuel lid opener, power steering, Aux and Bluetooth connectivity.

Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster both are equipped with similar safety measures. ABS (Anti lock braking system) with Engine Drag Control (EDC), Front wheels have disc brakes and rear has drum brakes, dual airbags with front and rear seat-belts, Central Locking and Child Safety Locks with engine immobilizer.

Colours

Ford EcoSport comes in variety of colours like Sea Grey, Moon dust Silver, kinetic Blue, Diamond White and Panther Black.

Renault Duster is available in Pearl Supreme White, metallic moonlight Silver, Metallic Fiery Red and Pearl Galaxy Black.

Price

Ford EcoSport is been priced at 5.5-8.9lakhs while Renault has priced duster at 7.9-12.18 lakhs.

Verdict

The Ford EcoSport offers better mileage and some unique features while offering more value for money than Renault Duster.

                    Comparison between Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster

Ford EcoSport Renault Duster
Engine Size 999cc,1L, 3-cylinder turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine/1499cc, 1.5L TURBO-DIESEL engine 1461cc, 4-cylinder, and 1.5L dci K9K HP engine(diesel)/ 1598cc, 4-cyilnder, 1.6L K4M petrol engine(petrol)
Price Range 5.5-8.9lakhs 7.9-12.18 lakhs.
Power 112PS@6300RPM(diesel)/125PS@6000RPM(petrol) 85PS@3750RPM

(diesel)/ 104PS@5850RPM

(petrol)

Gear box 5 speed 5 speed
Mileage 22.7KMPL(diesel)/18.6KMPL(petrol) 13 in petrol/20kmpl in diesel
Transmission Manual/ automatic Manual
Variants  Petrol +diesel Petrol+diesel

 

This post was written by

ANKIT BHINDA – who has written posts on Car Comparisons.

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