Comparison Review: Renault Duster vs. Hyundai Creta

Ride Quality

The strong engine loaded on the Renault Duster is quite powerful that can offer you a punchy engine performance with the six-speed gearbox. Besides, the steering is quite good for it is precise and offers quick feedback.

Driving the Hyundai Creta is one of the most silent and luxury experiences in its segment. The suspension loaded on board is also good and the NVH levels are great, you can hardly find any noises in the cabin.

 

On road price in New Delhi (some cities prices are lower than this)

  • Renault Duster on road price:

Renault Duster listed a price range from ₹ 8 Lakhs to ₹ 12.55 Lakhs, covering 9 variants. The price of petrol version starts at ₹ 8 Lakhs and stops at ₹ 10 Lakhs. And the diesel version of Duster ranges between ₹ 9.35 Lakhs to ₹ 12.55 Lakhs.

  • Hyundai Creta on road price:

The Hyundai Creta starts its price at ₹ 11.4 Lakhs with a peak price of ₹ 18.73 Lakhs. And there are 22 available variants, among which 19 are equipped with manual transmission and 3 are automatic.

From the price information above, we can see that the Hyundai Creta is more expensive than Renault Duster with 13 more variants available.

 

Safety

  • Renault Duster:

It is quite terrifying that in the second set of #SaferCarsForIndia results for 2017, the Renault Duster (basic version) recorded a disappointing zero stars for adult occupant protection and 2-stars for rear seat child occupant protection. For more detailed safety information of Renault Duster, click here.

  • Hyundai Creta:

The Hyundai Creta is quite well loaded in the safety features: 6 Airbags, Seat Belt Warning, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Hill Hold Control, Engine immobilizer, Remote Central Locking, Speed Sensing Door Lock, and Child Safety Lock. Besides, the Hyundai Creta got a 4-stars rating in the latest safety test, which was launched by the Latin NCAP. For more detailed safety information, click here.

The Hyundai Creta has a slightly better performance in safety than the Renault Duster for it is better-loaded in the safety features than the Renault Duster.

 

Exterior

  • Renault Duster exterior:

The new Renault Duster has changed a lot in the front, for example, the fascia has now featured a new three-slat chrome radiator grille, with Roof rails, Roof Mounted Antenna, and Body-Coloured Bumpers. The Duster is also quite well loaded in the lighting features:

Daytime Running Lights

LED

Fog Lights

Halogen on front

Headlights

Halogen Projector

Tail Lights

LED

Headlight Height Adjuster

Yes

  • Hyundai Creta exterior:

The Hyundai Creta is quite outstanding; it has the look that you would spot out immediately from the crowd. The sharp headlamp with DRL and the fresh-look front grille make the Creta more sporty appeal.

 

Interior

  • Renault Duster interior:

Renault Duster has a spacious cabin with 475-litre of boot. The newly upgraded wheel is nice to hold and there is also an upgraded central console loaded, with piano black surrounded. However, for the seats and upholstery, the Renault Duster gets though plastics all around and the fit and finish could be better since there are rough edges at some places. Without any questions, the rear seats are as comfortable as ever because the large dimension and long wheel base allow 3 adults to sit in with ease.

  • Hyundai Creta interior:
    The Hyundai Creta has recently received some upgrades, such as the contrasting metallic finish on the air-conditioner vents, which makes the already comfortable cabin more comfortable.

Driver Seat Adjustment

8 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)

Front Passenger Seat Adjustment

4 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back)

Seat Upholstery

Leather

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Yes

Leather-wrapped Gear Knob

Yes

Driver Armrest

Yes

Rear Passenger Seats

Bench

Ventilated Seats

Front only

Ventilated Seat Type

Heated and cooled

Interiors

Dual Tone

Rear Armrest

With Cup Holder

Folding Rear Seat

Full

Front Seat Pockets

Yes

Head-rests

Front & Rear

 

 

Petrol & diesel mileage

  • Renault Duster petrol & diesel mileage:

The Renault Duster officially claimed its petrol & diesel mileage is from 13.6 to 19.71 kmpl.

  • Hyundai Creta petrol & diesel mileage:

The official claimed petrol mileage of Hyundai Creta is 15.29 kmpl, and the mileage of diesel variants is from 17.01 to 21.38 kmpl.

It is obvious that from the official statistics comparison, the Hyundai Creta has a better mileage performance than the Renault Duster. The Creta is more fuel-efficient, which means the value of money could be better.

 

Dimensions

  • Renault Duster dimensions ( length/weight/width/height ):

Length

4360 mm

Width

1822 mm

Height

1695 mm

Wheelbase

2673 mm

Kerb Weight

1308 kg

  • Hyundai Creta dimensions ( length/weight/width/height ):

Length

4270 mm

Width

1780 mm

Height

1665 mm

Wheelbase

2590 mm

Kerb weight

1250kg

We can find that the Renault Duster is slightly bigger than the Hyundai Creta, and it is also a little bit heavier than the Creta.

 

Colours

  • Renault Duster colours:

There are 7 available colours of the Renault Duster: Mahogany Brown, Caspian Blue, Pearl White, Moonlight Silver, Cayenne Orange, Outback Bronze, and Slate Grey.

  • Hyundai Creta colours:

The Hyundai Creta offers 9 available colours: Polar White, Stardust, Phantom Black, Polar White / Phantom Black, Marina Blue, Passion Orange, Passion Orange / Phantom Black, Fiery Red, and Typhoon Silver.

 

Ground Clearance

  • Renault Duster ground clearance:210 mm
  • Hyundai Creta ground clearance: 190 mm

The Renault Duster has a higher ground clearance, which means it could go through the complicated road condition much easier than the Hyundai Creta.

 

Automatic Modified Accessories

  • Renault Duster Automatic Modified Accessories:

You can retrofit the leatherite car seat covers, Anti Slip / Non-Slip Mat, and Universal Armrest Black / Beige for the Renault Duster.       

  • Hyundai Creta Automatic Modified Accessories:

You can retrofit Off-Road Bumpers, Trailer Hitches, and the Custom Hoods, etc. for the Hyundai Creta

 

Specifications & Features

  • Renault Duster Specifications & Features:

Engine

1498cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

1461cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type

Multi Point Fuel Injection

Common Rail Direct Injection (dCi)

Fuel Type

Petrol

Diesel

Max Power (bhp@rpm)

105 bhp @ 5600 rpm

108 bhp @ 4000 rpm

Max Torque (Nm@rpm)

142 Nm @ 4000 rpm

245 Nm @ 1750 rpm

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

Transmission

Manual - 5 Gears

Manual - 6 Gears

Turbocharger / Supercharger

Turbocharged, Variable Geometry

Emission Standard

BS 4

BS 4

  • Hyundai Creta Specifications & Features:

Engine

1396cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

1591cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

1582cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type

U2 VGT CRDi

Petrol Dual VTVT

U2 VGT CRDi

Fuel Type

Diesel

Petrol

Diesel

Max Power (bhp@rpm)

89 bhp @ 4000 rpm

122 bhp @ 6400 rpm

126 bhp @ 4000 rpm

Max Torque (Nm@rpm)

220 Nm @ 1500 rpm

151 Nm @ 4850 rpm

260 Nm @ 1500 rpm

Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)

21.38

15.29

19.67

Transmission

Manual - 6 Gears

Manual - 6 Gears/Automatic

Manual - 6 Gears/Automatic

Turbocharger / Supercharger

Turbocharged, Variable Geometry

Turbocharged, Variable Geometry

Generally, the Hyundai Creta is slightly more powerful than the Renault Duster, except the basic version.

 

Conclusion:

In short, the Hyundai Creta is better in almost every parameter, but that also means the Hyundai Creta is more expensive. So, for those who hold a limited budget fewer than ₹ 11 Lakhs, the Renault Duster could be a wise option for you, and for those who hold a budget over ₹ 11 Lakhs, the Hyundai Creta is a better choice.

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