Nissan Terrano Vs Duster Comparison Essay

Nissan Terrano vs Renault Duster

Any question on your mind about which car to buy? Compare Nissan Terrano XL P vs Renault Duster 1.5 Petrol RXE on the basis of price, specifications & other features. The Price of Nissan Terrano XL P (base) and Renault Duster 1.5 Petrol RXE (base) are Rs. 9.99 lakh and Rs. 7.95 lakh respectively. The claimed mileage for the Nissan Terrano Diesel is 20.5 kmpl and for the Renault Duster Diesel is 19.9 kmpl. In technical specifications, Nissan Terrano XL P is powered by 1461 cc engine whereas Renault Duster 1.5 Petrol RXE is powered by 1461 cc engine.

Engine

Engine Type K9K Diesel Engine H4K Petrol Engine
Engine Displacement 1461 cc 1498 cc
Fuel Type Diesel Petrol
Power 83.14bhp@3750rpm 104.5bhp@5600rpm
Torque 200Nm@1900rpm 142Nm@4000rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Transmission Manual Manual
Gear Box 5 Speed 5 Speed
Drive Type FWD FWD
Paddle Shift
Kerb Weight

Performance

Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 20.45 kmpl 14.19 kmpl
Top Speed (Km/h) 156 160

Suspension

Suspension Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Rear Torsion Beam Trailing Arm
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Drum Drum
Steering Type Power Power
Minimum Turning Radius 5.2 metres 5.2 metres
Tyre Size 215/65 R16 215/65 R16
Wheel Size 16 Inch 16 Inch
Alloy Wheel Size
Tyre Type Tubeless Tyres Tubeless,Radial

Interior

Dual Tone Dashboard
Ventilated Seats
Additional Interior Features Fabric Seat Upholstery Black,Decorative Silver Painted Side Insert On Steering Wheel,Decoration On Gear Shift Knob Silver,Leather Wrapped Gear Shift Knob Matt Black,Soft Touch Painting On Dash Upper,Front & Rear Door Pull Handle Silver,Interior Colour Scheme Dual Tone Grey & Black,Analogical 3 Dial Instrument Cluster With White Illumination,Drive Computer (Distance To Empty, Average Speed, Average Fuel Consumption, Fuel Range,Seat Back Pockets (Both Front Seats),Cup Holders On Floor Console,Parcel Tray,Front Central Roof Light With Timer,Eco Mode
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Seating Capacity 5 5
Doors 5 5
Boot Space 475-litres 475-litres
Fuel Capacity 50 Liters 50 Liters

Exterior

Alloy Wheels
Lighting
Trunk Opener Lever
Additional Exterior Features 4-Pod Design Headlamps With Chrome & Black Bezel,Body Coloured Bumpers,Sheet Metal Protection Under Engine (Skid Plates),Body Coloured Outside Rear View Mirror,Outside Door Handle Black,Side Sill Black/Full Wheel Cover Silver Finish,Roof Rails Black,High Mount Stop Lamp
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
Antenna
Roof Rails
Length Width Height 4331*1822*1671 4315*1822*1695
Wheelbase 2673mm 2673mm
Ground Clearance 205mm 205mm

Comfort

In Car Entertainment (Audio)
Connectivity
Addtional Comfort Features Power Window Switch with White Illumination,Adjustable Front Seat Headrests,Integrated Rear Seat Headrests,Rear Centre Headrest (Integrated),Ticket Holder On Driver Side Sun Visor
USB Charger Front
Steering Mounted Tripmeter
Central Control Armrest Not Available Not Available
Tailgate Ajar
Gear Shift Indicator
Rear Curtain Not Available Not Available
Luggage Hook and Net
Battery Saver
Lane Change Indicator
Additional Entertainment Features
AC
Rear AC Ducts
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column Tilt Tilt
Steering Mounted Audio Control
Cruise Control
Power Windows ( Front / Rear ) Front and Rear Front and Rear
Adjustable Driver Seat
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
Lumbar Support
Folding Rear Seat Bench Folding Bench Folding
Rear Seat Center Armrest
Tachometer
Dual Trip Meter
Door and Trunk Ajar Warning
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Clock
Seat Belt Warning
Push Ignition
Music System
AM/FM Radio
USB Auxiliary Input
DVD Playback
Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Automatic Head Lamps
Auto Rain Sensing Wipers
Follow me home headlamps
Adjustable Head Lights
Parking Sensors Not Available Not Available
Remote Operated Fuel Tank Lid
Front Cupholders
Door Pockets Front Door Front & Rear Door
12V Power Outlets
Cigarette Lighter
Bottle Holder Front Door Front & Rear Door
Sun Roof
Moon Roof

Safety

Airbags Driver Driver
Seat Belts
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Engine Immobilizer
Central Locking
Child Safety Lock
Fog Lamps (Front / Rear )
Rear Wash Wiper
Rear Defogger

Warranty

Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers)

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Well it is hard to spot the difference between the Nissan Terrano and the Renault Duster and both the cars looks very much the same. Essentially, the Nissan Terrano is the Renault Duster with cosmetic changes and this is, simply put - Badge engineering.

To help you choose better between the cars, in this article, we do a spec comparison and see how Duster fares with the comparatively more expensive Terrano. The specification sheet present below will help you compare the cars.

Renault Duster Safety vs. Nissan Terrano Safety

  • Number of Airbags

    2 (Diesel) / 1 (Petrol)

    2 (Diesel) / 1 (Petrol)

  • Engine Immobilizer

    Yes

    Yes

  • Parking Assistance

    Yes, Rear sensors

    Yes, Rear sensors (Diesel) / No (Petrol)

  • Child Safety Locks

    Yes

    Yes

  • Door Ajar Warning

    Yes

    Yes

  • Central Locking

    Yes

    Yes

  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)

    Yes

    Yes

  • ESP (Electronic Safety Program)

    Yes (Diesel) / No (Petrol)

    No

  • EBA (Electronic Brake Assist)

    Yes

    Yes

  • EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)

    Yes

    Yes

Renault Duster Exterior vs. Nissan Terrano Exterior

  • Headlights

    Halogen

    Halogen

  • Front Fog Lights

    Yes

    Yes

  • Rear Wash / Wiper

    Yes

    Yes

  • Rear Defogger

    Yes

    Yes

  • Wheels

    Alloy (Diesel) / Steel (Petrol)

    Alloy (Diesel) / Steel with Covers (Petrol)

  • ORVMs (Outside Rear-view Mirrors)

    Internal adjustment - Electric

    Internal adjustment - Electric

  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs

    No

    No

Renault Duster Interior vs. Nissan Terrano Interior

  • Power Windows

    All Windows

    All Windows

  • Power Steering

    Yes, Electro-Hydraulic

    Yes, Electro-Hydraulic

  • Instrument Console

    Analog + Digital

    Analog + Digital

  • Multifunction Display

    Yes

    Yes

  • Adjustable Steering Column

    Yes, Rake

    Yes, Rake

  • Seats Material

    Fabric

    Leather

  • Leather Wrapped Steering

    Yes

    Yes

  • Multifunction Steering Wheel

    Yes

    No

  • Sun Visor

    Driver & Front Passenger

    Driver & Front Passenger

  • Seat Height Adjustment

    No

    Manual Adjustment

  • Start / Stop Button

    No

    No

  • Rear Center Armrest

    Yes, Cup Holders

    Yes, Cup Holders

  • Clock

    Yes, Digital

    Yes, Digital

Renault Duster Comfort vs. Nissan Terrano Comfort

  • Navigation System

    Yes

    No

  • Ventilation System

    Yes, Manual Air conditioning with cooling and heating

    Yes, Manual Air conditioning with cooling and heating

  • Automatic Headlamps

    No

    No

  • Boot-lid Opener

    Internal, With Remote

    Internal

  • Fuel-lid Opener

    Push to Open

    Internal

  • 12v Power Outlet

    Yes, 2

    Yes, 2

  • Second Row AC Vents

    Yes

    Yes

  • Adjustable Headrests

    Yes, All Rows

    Yes, All Rows

  • CD / MP3 / DVD Player

    Yes

    Yes

  • FM Radio

    Yes

    Yes

  • Bluetooth

    Yes

    Yes

  • USB Compatibility

    Yes

    Yes

  • iPod Compatibility

    No

    No

  • Aux-in Compatibility

    Yes

    Yes

  • Cup Holders

    Yes, Front & Rear

    Yes, Front & Rear

  • Keyless Entry

    Yes, Remote

    Yes, Remote

  • Cooled Glovebox

    No

    No

  • Infotainment Screen

    Yes, Touch Sensitive

    No

Renault Duster Instrumentation vs. Nissan Terrano Instrumentation

  • Tachometer

    Yes, Analog

    Yes, Analog

  • Odometer

    Yes, Digital

    Yes, Digital

  • Average Fuel Consumption

    Yes

    Yes

  • Average Speed

    Yes

    Yes

  • Tripmeter

    Yes

    Yes

  • Distance to Empty

    Yes

    Yes

  • Fuel Gauge

    Yes, Digital

    Yes, Digital

  • Engine Malfunction Light

    Yes

    Yes

  • Speedometer

    Yes, Analog

    Yes, Analog

  • Key Off Reminder

    Yes

    Yes

  • Headlight Reminder

    Yes

    Yes

  • Low Fuel Warning

    Yes

    Yes

  • Fasten Seat Belt Warning

    Yes

    Yes

Renault Duster Dimensions and Weights vs. Nissan Terrano Dimensions and Weights

  • Length

    4315 mm

    4331 mm

  • Width

    1822 mm

    1822 mm

  • Height

    1695 mm

    1671 mm

  • Wheelbase

    2673 mm

    2673 mm

  • Ground Clearance

    210 mm

    205 mm

  • Boot Space

    475 litres

    475 litres

  • Fuel Tank Capacity

    50 litres

    50 litres

Renault Duster Body vs. Nissan Terrano Body

  • Seating Capacity

    5

    5

  • Body Type

    SUV

    SUV

  • Doors

    5

    5

Renault Duster Engine vs. Nissan Terrano Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration

    In-line

    In-line

  • Cylinders

    4

    4

  • Displacement

    1461 cc (Diesel) / 1598 cc (Petrol)

    1461 cc (Diesel) / 1598 cc (Petrol)

  • Power (PS @ RPM)

    110@4000 (Diesel) / 104@5750 (Petrol)

    110@3900 (Diesel) / 104@5850 (Petrol)

  • Torque (Nm@RPM)

    245@1750 (Diesel) / 148@3750 (Petrol)

    248@2250 (Diesel) / 145@3750 (Petrol)

  • Engine Location

    Front, Transverse

    Front, Transverse

  • Fuel System

    Injection

    Injection

  • Emission Norm

    BS IV g/km

    BS IV g/km

  • Fuel Type

    Diesel / Petrol 

    Diesel / Petrol

  • ARAI Certified Mileage

    19.72 km/litre (Diesel) / 13.06 km/litre (Petrol)

    19.01 km/litre (Diesel) / 13.24 km/litre (Petrol)

Renault Duster Transmission vs. Nissan Terrano Transmission

  • Drivetrain

    AWD (Diesel) / FWD (Petrol)

    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)

  • Type

    Manual

    Manual

  • Gears

    6 (Diesel) / 5 (Petrol)

    6 (Diesel) / 6 (Petrol)

Renault Duster Brakes/Wheels and Tyres vs. Nissan Terrano Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

  • Front Brakes

    Ventilated Disc

    Ventilated Disc

  • Rear Brakes

    Drum

    Drum

  • Front Tyre & Rim

    215/65R16

    215/65R16

  • Rear Tyre & Rim

    215/65R16

    215/65R16

The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing Terrano XVD Premium (Diesel) with Duster RXZ AWD (Diesel) and Terrano XLP (Petrol) with Duster RXL (Petrol).

Renault Duster Vs Nissan Terrano (Design and Exteriors)

The Renault Duster has been cosmetically modified and the Nissan Terrano has been essentially derived from it. The Terrano is slightly longer but have the same wheelbase. The Duster looks more butch from the front where as the Terrano has a comparatively sharp nose and angular headlamps.

From the sides, both the cars look very same and have well pronounced wheel arches which give these cars very good road presence. The well designed taillight of Terrano makes it looks better from the rear end, whereas the Duster looks very plain.

Renault Duster Vs Nissan Terrano (Interiors and Features)

The badge engineering has been carried over into the interiors as well, the placement of the switches and design is very similar. Both the cars have well-made interiors and overall quality of plastics and switches is good and offer lot of space for knick-knacks.

The steering mounted controls are present only on the Duster and quality could have been better. Terrano misses out on the steering mounted controls and gets leather seats on the top variant, while the Duster gets fabric seats. The quality of interiors is marginally better of the Duster.

Renault Duster Vs Nissan Terrano (Engine and Gearbox) 

The Duster and Terrano offer the same engines and technology. The cars come with three engine choices a petrol and two diesel engines. The two diesel engines that these cars offer have the similar capacity, however, they have been tuned to provide different torque and power figures.

The two diesel engines offer 110PS and 85PS of power and the petrol engine offers 104PS of power. The torque delivered by the petrol motor is 145Nm. The more powerful diesel engine offers 248Nm of torque and the less powerful engine offers 200Nm of torque. In our spec comparison sheet, only higher capacity diesel engines have been compared.

The diesel engines on both these cars are coupled with a 6 speed gearbox. The petrol motors on these cars are coupled with 5 speed gearbox. Since both these cars are essentially the same and offer same engines, you can expect similar kind of performance from these cars.

Renault Duster Vs Nissan Terrano (Safety and Mileage)

The cars are equipped with all modern safety features like ABS, engine immobilizer, central locking and parking assistance features. Renault duster offers ESP (Electronic Stability Program) which is absent on the more expensive Nissan Terrano.

The similar engines that these cars use and the comparable weights of the cars, the mileage figures are very similar too. The petrol variant of these cars offers 13.24 kmpl. The mileage of the diesel cars is very comparable too. The more powerful version of the diesel engine that powers Terrano delivers 19.01 kmpl and the Duster delivers 19.72 kmpl.

Compare the specifications of the cars on our webpage.

Verdict

Essentially, the compact SUVs we have compared are same under the hood and the difference between these cars is purely cosmetic. You may prefer to purchase the more expensive Terrano only if you prefer the looks of it. In terms of performance, you would hardly find any difference among these cars. The Renault Duster offers everything that Nissan Terrano has to offer and that too at a cheaper price tag.

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