Renault Fluence Vs Toyota Corolla

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Renault Fluence and Toyota Corolla are the two D segment luxury saloons battling each other for top spot. They are loaded with best offerings of their respective companies.

Performance

Renault Fluence is available in two engine options that are petrol and diesel. The D segment luxurious sedan Renault Fluence Petrol E4 is forged with 1997 cc in-line, Spark ignition, multi-point injection engine, which produces maximum power of 137PS@ 6000RPM and torque of 190Nm@ 3700RPM while Fluence Diesel E4 has a 1461cc, in line, Direct Injection Diesel engine capable of producing power of 110PS@ 4000RPM and torque of 240Nm@ 1850RPM. The company claims that both engines deliver a class-leading fuel economy. Petrol engine gives a mileage of 13.4KMPL and diesel engine churns out mileage of 20.4KMPL. It offers Front wheel drive six speed manual/ automatic gear transmission.

Toyota Corolla is offered either with 1798cc, DOHC petrol engine which produces maximum power of 138PS@ 6400RPM and torque of 173Nm@ 4000RPM or a 1364cc, D-4d diesel engine which produces maximum power of 87PS @ 3800RPM and torque of 205Nm@ 2800RPM. Petrol engine gives a mileage of 9.5KMPL while diesel engine maintains mileage of 17.5KMPL.

Exterior

Renault Fluence offers an elegant exterior design. Front facia is groomed with automatic headlamps and bold grille boxes. The body colour ORVM and silver lined door handles mark the side profile of sedan. The arch shaped roof looks dynamic. The rear of car has large tail lights, roof antenna and chrome tipped exhaust pipe.

The Toyota Corolla is a true head turner with its gorgeous looks. The front fascia has eye shaped head lamp clusters, fog lamps and chrome grille. The front, side and rear skirts give the sedan a sportier look. The body coloured retractable ORVM looks stylish while 7-spoke alloy wheels add more character to the car. The rear of car is quite luxurious and is chrome lined.

Interior

The mid-size sedan Renault Fluence comes with the seating space for five passengers. The cabin is done with premium fabric upholstery and Electric Variable Type (EPS) – power steering. The blue light instrument panel look quite futuristic. Auto Bi Zone climate control is given to maintain adequate temperature in the cabin. The driver’s seat has lumbar support and is very comfortable. The rear seats are roomier than front seats and offer ample leg room.

The luxurious saloon Toyota Corolla is blessed with roomy and comfortable interior. Wooden finished cabin looks exquisite. The 8 way electronically adjustable driver seats provide relaxing driving position. The leather cover tilt power steering with leather cover upholstery gives luxurious touch to the interior. Multi-functional buttons are mounted on the steering wheel to control MID switch, audio system and cruise control. The 60:40 folding rear seats enhance the luggage space of the car. Lots of storage space is given in the car in the form of cup holders and glove box.  It has a boot space of 475L.

Safety

Renault Fluence and Toyota Corolla both are fit with all the new age safety features like airbags for the front seat passengers and front and rear seat-belts for safety in time of impact, ABS (anti lock brake system) with EBD. The front and rear tyres come with discs brakes. Engine immobilizer, central locking, child lock and key-less entry are given for convenience.

Colours

Renault Fluence is available in platinum, Ash Beige and Pearl Black colours while Toyota Corolla is offered with Light Blue metallic, Dark red mica metallic, Black Mica, Super White and Silver Mica metallic colours.

Price

Toyota Corolla is priced at 11.9-16.14lakhs while Renault Fluence will cost 13.6-15.2lakhs.

Verdict

Renault Fluence offers a more powerful and fuel efficient diesel engine than Toyota Corolla and it also have larger boot space while Corolla has a more luxurious cabin and stunning looks which have lots of admirers.

             Specification Table of Toyota Corolla and Renault Fluence

Renault Fluence      Toyota Corolla
Engine Size 1798cc, 1.8L, Turbocharged petrol engine/ 1968cc, 2.0L, Turbocharged diesel engine 2345cc, 2.4L, DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine/ 1364cc, D-4d diesel engine
Price Range 11.9-16.14lakhs 13.6-15.2lakhs.

 

Power 137PS@ 6400RPM (petrol)/ 110PS@ 4000RPM (diesel) 138PS@ 6400RPM ( petrol)/ 87PS @ 3800RPM ( diesel)
Gear box 6 speed 5 Speed
Mileage 13.4kmpl (diesel)/ 20.4KMPL (petrol) 9.5KMPL( petrol) / 17.5KMPL( diesel)
Transmission Manual / Automatic Manual / Automatic
Variants Petrol +diesel Petrol+ diesel
Boot Space 530L 475L

This post was written by

ANKIT BHINDA – who has written posts on Car Comparisons.

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