AutoPro’s Compare- Nissan Terrano vs Renault Duster vs Ford ecosport

Terrano vs Duster vs Ecosport
Terrano vs Duster vs Ecosport

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Ever since Renault launched the so called compact suv DUSTER,other car manufacturers where on trail to produce something similar . The Duster with its Muscular look , low price ,great mileage made it impossible to think a competition would arise anytime soon. But Ford has done  just that with itheir new ECOSPORT ,which according to many is more beautiful and gives more value for money than duster . The lowest variant of Duster has a price tag of 7.19 lakhs and that of Ecosport is 5.71 lakhs . Now the news is that Nissan will bring out its compact SUV the TERRANO in October, having similar specs of the duster and almost similar price range . Its a Fight between the MINI Beasts, lets see who goes away with the crown

ENGINE

DUSTER

1.6 16V petrol version-         Displacement 1598cc
Max power 75Kw/5750 rpm
6 speed manual gearbox

Diesel Version(1.5 dci 85) –   Max power 66kw/4000rpm
6 speed manual gearbox

ECOSPORT

1.0l ecoboost petrol :            92kw/6000rpm
1.5l TDCI diesel version :        67kw/3750rpm

TERRANO

Petrol version :                         Displacement 1598 cc
power 100.5bhp/5850 rpm
5 speed manual tansmission

Diesel Version :                        Displacement 1598cc
Power 108.5bhp/3900rpm
6 speed Manual transmission

EXTERIOR

Duster

The Duster is a really muscular machine .Everything about it brings a macho feel, right from it prominent face to the protruding wheel arches . The car has a low finish making it feel as if its laying low on the ground .The only downside is the chrome finish

ECOSPORT

Ford Ecosport
Ford Ecosport

The Ecosport has a real sporty feel . It isn’t as muscular as the Duster nor is it as big . But Due to its prominent front , the car seems much bigger than it actually is . It has a host of different color options to choose from . It brings a peppy feel rather than a macho one . On shear looks i would give the Ecosport much greater points than the Duster

TERRANO

Nissan Terrano
Nissan Terrano

The Terrano hasn’t launched yet, but from what we have see the it is much more beautiful than the Duster or the Ecosport . It is muscular as well as sporty . The Terrano has been completely redesigned and doesn’t show any similarities with the Duster . The segment grills and the thin angular headlamps  provide a feel of a much bigger SUV

FINAL VERDICT – THE TERRANO WINS IN TERMS OF EXTERIOR

INTERIORS

DUSTER

Renault Duster Interiors
Renault Duster Interiors

The Duster has a rounded theme to its Interior . It doesn’t seem to lack anything .Its spacious and well Built Providing enough Leg room . The only complaint received is that the Driver seat seems to shake slightly on Braking

ECOSPORT

Ford Ecosport Interiors
Ford Ecosport Interiors

The Ecosport is a small SUV ,too small .it is 316mm less than Duster and thus It doesn’t provide enough Leg room in the rear  . The rear is not as spacious as the Duster .The boot space is also less . Other than that ,the Interior has a good finish and it feels good too .

TERRANO

Nissan Terrano Interiors
Nissan Terrano Interiors

At first look the Interior of Terrano is very similar to the Duster but on closer look we can see that The audio system and center console is much better looking in the Terrano and  has a better feel to it . The steering is similar to the Duster but does not have steering mounted controls which is a let down . Other than that the Terrano is Spacious and has enough Legroom

FINAL VERDICT : THE DUSTER WINS IN TERMS OF INTERIOR

VERDICT

All three Compact SUV’s are great in their own term. The Ecosport is cheaper than the other two and Has its own unique aura in the Roads . If you Don’t care for the lack of Leg room , the Ecosport gives you greatest value for money  . But if you want comfort and bigger feel on you SUV go for the Terrano or the Duster (Terrano more so than the Duster) .

“But this is what i think Individual preference may vary . Please comment which one you feel is better so that The visitors may get a better Understanding ”
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