Which One is Better - Ford EcoSport vs. Renault Duster vs. Nissan Terrano?

Updated On: 29 Mar, 2014 | 4239 views
Author: Nitish

Price: The cheapest SUV launched by American Motors Giant Ford under the name Ford EcoSport at a price as low as Rs. 5.82 Lacs and its variants goes up to Rs.9.37 Lacs, which definitely has shaken the mini-SUV market in India. Another mini-SUV from Renault that has proved a tough competition to other cars in the same segment is Duster, which comes with a seating capacity of 5 with a starting price of Rs.7.99 Lacs for the petrol version. The upcoming mini-SUV by Nissan which resembles with Renault's duster a lot because of sisterly relation between Renault and Nissan comes at a price of Rs.7 Lacs.

Specifications: Duster comes with a 1598cc 16V petrol engine which produces a maximum power of [email protected] coupled with 6-speed manual gearbox. Whereas Ford EcoSport comes with a 1.0l ecoboost petrol engine which produces a peak power of [email protected] On the other hand Nissan Terrano's 1598cc engine produces a maximum power of [email protected] and a maximum torque of [email protected] and [email protected] It comes with 6 speed manual transmission in diesel and 5 speed manual transmission in petrol version respectively.

Features: Ford EcoSport is exactly 316mm less than duster which is easily observed in the form of its poor leg room at rear seat and boot space which is 134 liters. Duster also beats EcoSport by a 5mm better ground clearance. EcoSport offers a mileage of 22.7kmpl, whereas duster offers, 20.45kmpl and Terrano also offers 20.45kmpl. Hence EcoSport leads in case of mileage.

Verdict: If we take in consideration the exteriors Ford EcoSport and Nissan Terrano are way more stylish than Duster, whereas EcoSport lacks in boot space and rear seat comfort, but it is overcame by its low cost and higher mileage than the other two cars in the same segment. But overall Ford EcoSport beats the other two as low cost and high mileage is what we Indians look up to.

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