Renault Duster Turbo vs Nissan Kicks Turbo - Car Comparison
Which Turbo Petrol SUV to Buy - Renault Duster or Nissan Kicks Turbo?
Renault yesterday launched its Duster Turbo petrol at an attractive price and that means the competition is now straight at the Nissan Kicks which has the same engine. Both the Duster and Kicks get the same 1.3l turbo but the Duster seems to have edged past the Kicks in terms of value. Here is a price and performance comparison.
Performance, Engine and Mileage
We are talking about the turbo petrol engines so we will stick to that. The Duster Turbo petrol gets a 1.3l unit making 156 bhp and 254Nm. The Kicks gets the same 1.3l turbo with 156 bhp and 254Nm. There is no difference to the numbers of both here. So both are expected to be fast and fun to drive with the Duster and Kicks turbo both getting the 6-speed manual and a CVT gearbox. In terms of mileage the Kicks turbo manual gives 15.8 kmpl while the Duster turbo manual gives 16.5 kmpl which means the Duster Turbo is more fuel efficient.
Price and Variants Comparo
The Nissan Kicks Turbo variant comprises XV, XV Premium, XV Premium (O) and dual-tone. Prices start at Rs 11.85 lakh for the XV Kicks Turbo while the top-end CVT is Rs 14.15 lakh. The Renault Duster Turbo meanwhile is available with trims such as RxE, RxS and RxZ. It is cheaper than the Kicks at Rs 10.4 lakh starting and the top-end CVT is Rs 13.5 lakh.
Any Other Changes?
Yes, unlike the Nissan Kicks Turbo the Duster Turbo gets some design changes like a Turbo badge and some red detailing. The Nissan Kicks gets no changes as such.
Which One to Buy?
It is clear that the Renault Duster Turbo is the one to buy being cheaper and better value with the same engine and more efficiency. Plus the Duster is a known brand which will give better resale or even the Renault network or the name is bigger than Nissan in India. The Duster is also more suited for both on and off-road unlike the more crossover centric Kicks. Overall the Renault Duster Turbo is our choice.
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