Comparison of Mahindra Bolero vs. Renault Duster

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In the range of Indian SUVs, Mahindra Bolero and Renault Duster have a prominent place. The Bolero is the produce of Mahindra & Mahindra, the Indian automobile manufacturer known for its tough vehicles. While Renault – the French vehicle company is the producer of the renowned Duster. Let’s see how these two giants compete with each other in the SUV market of India.

Last updated on 16-06-2021


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Mahindra Bolero vs Renault Duster – Appearance:

The Mahindra Bolero has been revamped with reworked headlights and a tweaked grille on its exterior. However, the interiors have a digital tale to tell. All its traditional dials have been replaced by digital displays. Its two-tone interiors are complemented by wood-finish inserts, power windows, immobiliser, aircon, and rear wash/wipe. It still lacks in seating comfort and space. It has got a muscular presence on the road.

Bold, aggressive and sporty looks make Duster a real head-turner. Its front end has been given a chrome finished radiator grille along with stylish body coloured bumper and a pair of bright fog lamps, on each side. It has got double optic head lamps that let you see the road clearly at night. Further, its aerodynamic design helps to cut down turbulence and wind noise. If we talk about the side profile, the waistline is absolutely convincing. The body coloured door handles, fuel lid and outside rear view mirrors are striking. On the rear end of Duster, you will find vertically positioned tail lamps, skid plate, curvy boot lid and high mounted stop light, hexagonal windshield with a rear wiper, reflectors and the Renault Logo.

Mahindra Bolero vs Renault DusterPerformance:

As far as performance is concerned, the Bolero comes with a 4-cylinder 2523cc engine with a common rail head. It generates 63bhp of power and 197Nm of torque. The good news is that it is quieter than the old DI engine. With just 63bhp of power, it can accelerate to 100kph in 27.6 seconds. Given the space and time, the Bolero can hit 133kph. With fuel efficiency of 10.1kpl in the city and 12.8kpl on the highway, the Bolero offers decent mileage as compared to other cars in this segment. It is quite good in part-throttle responses and ride quality, along with quiet suspension. However, it’s not good on handling; it has got tractor like brakes. All in all, the Bolero is fine for rural roads given to its ruggedness.

The Renault has offered this remarkable SUV in two versions, Diesel and Petrol. Further the diesel engine is available in 83.5bhp and 108.5bhp options. The more powerful diesel variant has a variable geometry turbocharger and an intercooler, which generates the peak power of 108.5bhp at 3,900rpm and 200Nm of torque. The other variant produces 83.8bhp of power at 3,750rpm and the peak torque of 200Nm at 1,900rpm. However, if we talk about petrol engine, it is a 1.6-litre, K4M 1,598cc engine offering 102.6bhp of peak power at 5850rpm and 145Nm of peak torque at 3750rpm. The petrol and the 85PS diesel engine versions come with a 5-speed gearbox. Talking about handling, the Duster is smooth and swift, and can easily endure rough or hilly terrains. Besides this, it offers the best mileage in its class.

Take a look on the brief comparison between Bolero and Duster Specifications:

Specifications Mahindra Bolero Renault Duster
Engine Engine Type 2.6-litre M2DiCR Diesel Engine 1.5-litre K9K Diesel Engine
Displacement 2523 cc 1461 cc
Power 62.1 Bhp @ 3200 rpm 108.5 Bhp @ 3900 rpm
Torque 195 Nm @ 1400-2200 rpm 248 Nm @ 2250 rpm
No. of Cylinders 4 4
Valves per Cylinder 2 4
Drive Type FWD FWD
Fuel Supply System Common Rail Direct Fuel Injection Common Rail Direct Injection
Fuel Zone Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Fuel Capacity 60 Litres 50 Litres
Mileage 15.96 kmpl 19.01 kmpl
Transmission  Type Manual Manual
Gear Box 5 Speed 6 Speed
Clutch Type Hydraulic
Measurements Kerb Weight 1615 kg 1235 kg
LengthxWidthxHeight 4107x1745x1880 mm 4315x1822x1695 mm
Wheelbase 2680 mm 2673 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm 205 mm
Safety Front Brakes Disc Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes Drum Drum
Front  Suspension Independent With Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar Independent McPherson Strut With Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar
Rear Suspension Elliptical Leaf Spring Torsion Beam Axle With Coil Springs & Anti Roll Bar
Tyres Tyre Type Tubeless
Tyre Size 215/75 R15 215/65 R16
Wheels Type Steel Steel
Wheel Size 15” 16”
Capacity Seating Capacity 7 5
Boot Space 475 Litres
Steering Steering Type Rack and Pinion Electro Hydraulic Power Assisted
Turning Radius 5.8 metres 5.2 metres
Others Colours
  • Diamond White
  • Rocky Beige
  • Mist Silver
  • Java Brown
  • Fiery Black
  • Toreador Red
  • Woodland Brown
  • Pearl White
  • Moonlight Silver
  • Galaxy Black
  • Comet Grey
  • Amazon Green
  • Cayenne Orange
  • Outback Bronze
  • Slate Grey
Price After GST (All Variants)
Ex-Showroom New Delhi Rs 6.61 – 8.13 Lakhs Rs 8.29 – 13.46 Lakhs

Mahindra Bolero vs Renault DusterPrice After GST:

  • Mahindra Bolero Price List After GST:

Model Name

Fuel Type

Ex-Showroom New Delhi Price After GST

Mahindra Bolero EX BS-IV


Rs. 6.61 Lakhs

Mahindra Bolero EX AC BS-IV


Rs. 7 Lakhs

Mahindra Bolero Power Plus SLE


Rs. 7.03 Lakhs

Mahindra Bolero Plus BS-IV


Rs. 7.16 Lakhs

Mahindra Bolero SLE BS-IV


Rs. 7.40 Lakhs

Mahindra Bolero Plus AC BS-IV


Rs. 7.53 Lakhs

Mahindra Bolero Power Plus SLX


Rs. 7.68 Lakhs

Mahindra Bolero SLX BS-IV


Rs. 7.90 Lakhs

Mahindra Bolero Power Plus ZLX


Rs. 8.02 Lakhs

Mahindra Bolero ZLX BS-IV


Rs. 8.13 Lakhs

  • Renault Duster Price List After GST:

Model Name

Fuel Type

Ex-Showroom New Delhi Price After GST

Renault Duster RXE


Rs. 8.29 Lakhs

Renault Duster RXL


Rs. 9.07 Lakhs

Renault Duster 85 PS Base 4×2 MT


Rs. 9.22 Lakhs

Renault Duster 85 PS RXE 4×2 MT


Rs. 9.41 Lakhs

Renault Duster RXS CVT


Rs. 9.99 Lakhs

Renault Duster 85 PS RXS 4×2 MT


Rs. 10.47 Lakhs

Renault Duster 85 PS RXZ 4×2 MT


Rs. 11.36 Lakhs

Renault Duster 110 PS RXZ 4×2 MT


Rs. 12.19 Lakhs

Renault Duster 110 PS RXZ 4×2 AMT


Rs. 12.78 Lakhs

Renault Duster 110 PS RXZ 4×4 MT


Rs. 13.46 Lakhs


The Bolero is definitely a tough and true workhorse. Seeing the price range along with deficit of seating comfort and space inside, it is quite good to ride on rugged roads. After checking out the Duster, it seems that Renault has been watching this segment and has got ticked all the right boxes for the perfect city SUV. Moreover, it comes with petrol and diesel engine options, with the diesel offered in two set of tunes. If you want to hit more of city roads, then Duster would be a better choice thanks to its decent finish and good ride quality.

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