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Comparison of Renault Duster vs Mahindra Scorpio

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Until the launch of Renault Duster, Mahindra Scorpio was enjoying being the leader of SUV segment cars in India. No other utility vehicle dared to compete with this massive giant owing to its powerful engine and muscular looks. However, Renault accepted the open challenge and presented the stylish Duster in the market. To the surprise of Mahindra, the Duster became an instant hit with record-sales in its debut year. Both these utility vehicles come in two diesel engine options. However, the Duster is also available in petrol version. Let’s check out the comparison between Mahindra Scorpio and Renault Duster – both representing the SUVs close to Rs. 10 lakhs in India.

Last updated on 09-09-2017

 

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Appearance – Inside & Outside:

If we talk about Duster, it is absolutely a head-turner with its masculine, edgy, rugged and aggressive looks; yet it has a modern feel to it, without negotiating on the real essence of a typical SUV. Sporty bumpers, flared wheel arches and sporty roof rails add to its appeal. On its front, it has chrome grille though the headlamps are bland. From its rear, it looks elegant. As far as its interiors are concerned, the Renault has taken care of that as well. The car boasts of a little curvy dashboard and center console, which looks pretty chic. Its seats are very comfortable and there is enough boot space to keep the luggage as well. The Duster has got almost everything that comes in a luxurious SUV along with great looks.

 Mahindra Scorpio is definitely a characterized SUV that features redesigned multi-focal headlamps, road armour bumpers, bonnet air scoop, integrated footsteps, side cladding with Scorpio embossing, and sporty fog lamps. From inside, the Scorpio is more like an ordinary car with nothing outstanding. However, it has everything to keep you at comfort both while driving as well as while sitting. To put in concise terms, Scorpio has got many features but Duster is also not deprived. If you look for space and features, Scorpio is a good choice. But Duster wins the race when it comes to appeal.

Performance:

Both the Duster and the Scorpio are available in two engine options. The Renault has blessed Duster with a 1.5 litre CRDi diesel engine that generates 85 bhp & 200 Nm and 110 bhp & 228 Nm for two different variants respectively. On the other hand, the Scorpio has two different engine options, a m2DiCR and a mHawk which produce 75 bhp & 220 Nm and 120 bhp & 290 Nm respectively.

Both the engines perform decent but the mHawk diesel offer considerably better torque. Regarding fuel efficiency, the Duster outperforms the Scorpio with an ARAI certified mileage of 20.46 kmpl and 19 kmpl as against Scorpio’s 14 kmpl and 12.88 kmpl. Thus, Duster is a better choice with an engine delivering not only decent power but good mileage also.

As far as handling is concerned, the Duster is great on riding; it soaks bumps with ease and is precise around corners even at high speeds. Its body roll is limited and provides good comfort level. While the Scorpio with its tall body design, definitely has an impressive road presence. However, it lacks stability around sharp corners. The comfort level it provides is just satisfactory. If we talk about driving dynamics, the Duster leads the competition.

Check out the Specifications of Renault Duster and Mahindra Scorpio:

Specifications

Renault Duster

Mahindra Scorpio

Engine

Engine Type

1.5-litre 108.5bhp 16V K9K Diesel Engine

Top mounted intercooler, mHawk CRDe, 4 stroke, Turbo charged, DI

Displacement

1461 cc

2179 cc

Power

108.5 Bhp @ 3900 rpm

120 PS @ 4000rpm

Torque

248 Nm @ 2250 rpm

290 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm

No. of Cylinders

4

4

Valves Per Cylinder

4

2

Drive Type

FWD

4 WD

Fuel Supply System

Common Rail Direct Fuel Injection

Common Rail Direct Fuel Injection

Fuel Zone

Fuel Type

Diesel

Diesel

Fuel Capacity

50 Litres

60 Litres

Mileage

19.01 kmpl

12.84 kmpl

Transmission

 

Type

Manual

Manual

Gear Box

6 Speed

5 Speed

Clutch Type

Measurements

Kerb Weight

1235 kg

1800 kg

LengthxWidthxHeight

4315x1822x1695 mm

4430x1817x1975 mm

Wheelbase

2673 mm

2680 mm

Ground Clearance

205 mm

180 mm

Safety

Front Brakes

Ventilated Disc

Disc & Caliper type, Twinpot & Tandem Booster

Rear Brakes

Drum

Drum

Front  Suspension

Independent McPherson Strut With Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar

2WD Independent, Coil spring, Anti Roll Bar

Rear Suspension

Torsion Beam Axle With Coil Springs & Anti Roll Bar

Multi-Link Coil Spring

Tyres

Tyre Type

Tubeless

Tubeless

Tyre Size

215/65 R16

P 235/70 R16

Wheels Type

Steel

Steel

Wheel Size

16”

16”

Capacity

Seating Capacity

5

7

Boot Space

475 Litres

460 litres

Steering

Steering Type

Electro Hydraulic Power Assisted

Rack and Pinion, Power assisted

Turning Radius

5.2 metres

5.6 metres

Others

Colours

  • Woodland Brown
  • Pearl White
  • Moonlight Silver
  • Galaxy Black
  • Comet Grey
  • Amazon Green
  • Cayenne Orange
  • Outback Bronze
  • Slate Grey.
  • Fiery Black
  • Diamond White
  • Mist Silver
  • Molten Red
  • Regal Blue.

Price After GST (All Variants)

EX-Showroom New Delhi

Rs 8.29 – 13.46 Lakhs

Rs 9.58 – 15.01 Lakhs

Renault Duster and Mahindra Scorpio Price After GST:

  • Renault Duster Price List After GST:

Model Name

Fuel Type

Ex-Showroom New Delhi Price After GST

Renault Duster RXE

Petrol

Rs. 8.29 Lakhs

Renault Duster RXL

Petrol

Rs. 9.07 Lakhs

Renault Duster 85 PS Base 4×2 MT

Diesel

Rs. 9.22 Lakhs

Renault Duster 85 PS RXE 4×2 MT

Diesel

Rs. 9.41 Lakhs

Renault Duster RXS CVT

Petrol

Rs. 9.99 Lakhs

Renault Duster 85 PS RXS 4×2 MT

Diesel

Rs. 10.47 Lakhs

Renault Duster 85 PS RXZ 4×2 MT

Diesel

Rs. 11.36 Lakhs

Renault Duster 110 PS RXZ 4×2 MT

Diesel

Rs. 12.19 Lakhs

Renault Duster 110 PS RXZ 4×2 AMT

Diesel

Rs. 12.78 Lakhs

Renault Duster 110 PS RXZ 4×4 MT

Diesel

Rs. 13.46 Lakhs

  • Mahindra Scorpio Price List After GST:

Model Name

Fuel Type

Ex-Showroom New Delhi Price After GST

Mahindra Scorpio S2

Diesel

Rs. 9.58 Lakhs

Mahindra Scorpio S4 1.99 Intelli-Hybrid

Diesel

Rs. 10.60 Lakhs

Mahindra Scorpio S4 Plus 1.99 Intelli-Hybrid

Diesel

Rs. 11.06 Lakhs

Mahindra Scorpio S6 Plus 1.99 Intelli-Hybrid

Diesel

Rs. 12.10 Lakhs

Mahindra Scorpio S4 Plus 4WD 1.99 Intelli-Hybrid

Diesel

Rs. 12.30 Lakhs

Mahindra Scorpio S8 1.99 Intelli-Hybrid

Diesel

Rs. 13.16 Lakhs

Mahindra Scorpio S10 1.99 Intelli-Hybrid

Diesel

Rs. 13.83 Lakhs

Mahindra Scorpio S10 4WD 1.99 Intelli-Hybrid

Diesel

Rs. 15.01 Lakhs

Verdict:

Mahindra Scorpio is apparently an old machine that has nothing extraordinary to offer. Though it is powerful, Duster is no less either. The Renault Duster wins the race given to its refreshingly stylish looks and luxurious interiors, accompanied by easy handling and extra mileage.

 

 

 

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