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`13.0 Lac*
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`26.0 Lac*
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`11.5 Lac*

Compare Renault Duster and Renault Koleos

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Overview

  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    16.41
    11.23
    18.3
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    19.72
    14.56
    24.2
  • Available Colors
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    50
    65
    42
  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
    7
  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Automatic
    Manual
  • Engine Description
    1.5-litre 108.45bhp 16V dCi Diesel Engine
    2.0-litre 170.6bhp 16V M9R Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 98.63bhp 16V i-DTEC Engine
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
    1461
    1995
    1498
  • Maximum Power
    108.45bhp@4000rpm
    170.6bhp@3750rpm
    98.63bhp@3600rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    245Nm@1750rpm
    360Nm@2000rpm
    200Nm@1750rpm

Standard Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • CD Player
  • AntiLock Braking System
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Seats
  • Central Locking

Engine

  • Engine Type
    dCi Diesel Engine
    DCI Diesel Engine
    i-DTEC Engine
  • Engine Description
    1.5-litre 108.45bhp 16V dCi Diesel Engine
    2.0-litre 170.6bhp 16V M9R Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 98.63bhp 16V i-DTEC Engine
  • Engine Displacement(cc)
    1461
    1995
    1498
  • No. of Cylinders
    4
    4
    4
  • Maximum Power
    108.45bhp@4000rpm
    170.6bhp@3750rpm
    98.63bhp@3600rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    245Nm@1750rpm
    360Nm@2000rpm
    200Nm@1750rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
    4
    4
  • Valve Configuration
    DOHC
    DOHC
  • Fuel Supply System
    CRDI
  • Turbo Charger
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
  • Super Charger
    No
    No
    No

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Automatic
    Manual
  • Gear Box
    6 Speed
    6 Speed
    5 Speed
  • Drive Type
    AWD
    4WD
    FWD

Suspension System

  • Front Suspension
    McPherson Strut With Coil Spring , Stabiliser Bar & Double Acting Shock Absorber With Anti Roll Bar
    McPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension
    Multi Link Coil Spring & Double Acting Shock Absorber With Anti Roll Bar
    Torsion Beam

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Power
    Power
    Power
  • Steering Column
    Tilt Steering
    Tilt & Telescopic Steering
    Collapsible Steering
  • Turning Radius
    5.2 metres
    5.8 metres
    5.4 metres

Brake System

  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
    Ventilated Disc
    Drum

Performance

  • Top Speed
    180 Km/hr
    140km/hr
  • Acceleration (0-100 kmph)
    11.9 Seconds

Fuel

  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    16.41
    11.23
    18.3
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    19.72
    14.56
    24.2
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    50
    65
    42
  • Emission Norm Compliance
    BS IV
    BS IV
  • Emission Control System
    BS IV

Tyres

  • Tyre Size
    215/65 R16
    225/60 R17
    185/65 R15
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubeless Radial Tyres
  • Wheel Size
    R17
    R15
  • Alloy Wheel Size
    16 Inch
    17 Inch
    15 Inch

Other Specifications

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
    7
  • No. of Doors
    5
    5
    5

Payload & Towing

  • Cargo Volume
    410-litres
    450-litre

General Car Details

  • Country of Assembly
    India
    Chennai
    India
  • Country of Manufacture
    India
    France
    India
  • Introduction Date
    2014-09-24
    2014-02-02
    2014-08-25
  • Warranty Time
    2+2 Years
    4 Years
    2 Years
  • Warranty Distance
    80000Kms
    80000Kms
    40000kms

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows-Front
  • Power Windows-Rear
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Quality Control
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
  • Low Fuel Warning Light
  • Accessory Power Outlet
  • Trunk Light
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Rear Reading Lamp
  • Rear Seat Headrest
  • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Cup Holders (Front)
  • Cup Holders (Rear)
  • Rear A/C Vents
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Heated Seats (Rear)
  • Seat Lumbar Support
  • Multifunction Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
    Rear
    Rear
  • Navigation System
  • Foldable Rear Seat
    Bench Folding
    60:40 Split
    60:40 Split
  • Smart Access Card Entry
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Bottle Holder
    Front Door
    Front Door
    Front & Rear Door
  • Voice Control
  • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles

Interior

  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Tachometer
  • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • Leather Seats
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Glove Compartment
  • Digital Clock
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Digital Odometer
  • Electric Adjustable Seats
    Front
  • Folding Table in The Rear
  • Driving Experience Control Eco
  • Height Adjustable Driving Seat

Exterior

  • Adjustable Headlights
  • Fog Lights (Front)
  • Fog Lights (Rear)
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
  • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wiper
  • Rear Window Wiper
  • Rear Window Washer
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Wheel Covers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • Tinted Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Removable/Convertible Top
  • Roof Carrier
  • Sun Roof
  • Moon Roof
  • Side Stepper
  • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
  • Integrated Antenna
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Garnish
  • Smoke Headlamps
  • Roof Rail

Entertainment

  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio System Remote Control
  • Speakers Front
  • Speakers Rear
  • Integrated 2DIN Audio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB & Auxiliary Input
  • Touch Screen

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    4315mm
    4520mm
    4386mm
  • Width
    1822mm
    2120mm
    1683mm
  • Height
    1695mm
    1695mm
    1603mm
  • Ground Clearance
    210mm
    206mm
    189mm
  • Wheel Base
    2673mm
    2690mm
    2652mm
  • Front Tread
    1560mm
  • Rear Tread
    1567mm
  • Kerb Weight
    1794kg
    1252 Kg
  • Gross Weight
    1874kg

Interior Dimensions

Safety-Info

  • Anti-Lock Braking
  • Brake Assist
  • Central Locking
  • Power Door Locks
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side Airbag (Rear)
  • Night Rear View Mirror
  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
  • Xenon Headlamps
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Rear Seat Belts
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front Impact Beams
  • Traction Control
  • Adjustable Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Crash Sensor
  • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
  • Engine Check Warning
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Clutch Lock
  • EBD
  • Advance Safety Features
    Hill Start Assist
    Engine Protective Under Guard
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-Theft Device

Expert Review

Renault Duster
Renault Koleos
INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

It is only the interiors of the Duster that failed to appeal us. The plastic quality isn’t up to the mark, even though the fit and finish is decent. The space in the Duster is just phenomenal, with large and supportive seats.

The interior quality on the Duster is decent. It isn’t phenomenal for its price, but it is good enough. The overall fit and finish of the plastics is good, but it is the feel that doesn’t impress. Even the inside has been designed ergonomically. The black and beige interiors look good and feel premium, as most of the Indians consider beige to be superior over black or grey.

There is loads of space in the front row and the Duster doesn’t feel cramped. The seating is a bit low, but the view is good as the overall visibility of the car is good. The support offered by the seats is good for the back and the thigh. Move into the second row and there will be no disappointment with the space for your knee and head. The space is immense and so is the thigh support. Even the boot is large for 4 people’s luggage. The Duster comes with a dealer fitment option of two additional seats forming the third row.

The Duster comes in three variants, RxE, RxL and RxZ. The latter two come with option packs as well. The RxE is the base model and it comes with basic features like black interiors, keyless entry, power windows. It misses out on airbags and also on ABS.

The RxL is the mid-model and it gets additional features like rear defogger and wiper, front fog lamps, trendy beige fabric seats, the centre console becomes glossy black instead of the charcoal black, electrically adjustable ORVMs, integrated music system with four speakers and USB connectivity, on board computer, glove box lamp and reading lamps being the major upgrades.

The RxZ is the top of the line version and it comes fully loaded with various bells and whistles like dual airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensor, driver seat reminder, body coloured door mirrors with satin, rear AC blower, leather wrapped steering wheel. These are the major add-ons, except for those that were already mentioned in the RxL.

INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

The interiors of the Koleos are decent and even the seating is comfortable. The Koleos is a good vehicle for long distance journeys.

 

Renault Koleos has undergone a minor change, and most of the things on the instrument panel remain the same. . The interiors of the old Koleos had beige interiors, while the new Koleos gets black trim leather for the seats. The Koleos comes loaded with several features and one of the most spoken is the Bose music system.

 

The quality of materials used, the fit and finish of the plastic is high quality and there has been no compromise whatsoever. The Koleos can comfortably seat four people. The fifth will be a bit of a squeeze. The front row seats are large and extremely comfortable. The Koleos has both the front row seats that are electrically adjustable, compared to the previous Koleos that only had this feature for the driver’s seat. There is a rear seat control for the AC vents and the vents are mounted on the B-pillar. The boot of the Koleos is a split tail gate and it is extremely large to carry weekend luggage.

 

The crossover even has the Bose badging on the exterior of the car. The quality of the system is just fine. Possibly, we have set very high hopes from this music system, but yes we expected it to be a little bit better than this. Also, this music system is a bit complicated to use too, and could have been wee bit more responsive.

ENGINE:

With the Duster being a compact SUV, most of the buyers will prefer the 85bhp 1.5litre diesel engine. This engine has good drivability and sufficient torque to potter around in the city. There is no turbo lag either and it does make its case for a good buy.

Petrol 1.6-litre:

The Duster comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine that produces 102bhp of power at 5850rpm and a torque of 145Nm at 3750rpm. This is a four-cylinder that earlier powered the Logan. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The NVH levels are fairly refined and the engine isn’t noisy. The power delivery is linear and the shifts on the box are also good. For quick overtaking one has to downshift as the power is most available in the higher rev range. The ARAI mileage for the petrol version of the Duster is 13.4kmpl.

Diesel 84bhp, 1.5-litre:

Duster comes with two power ratings in the diesel variant. One is 85bhp and the other is 108bhp. The 84bhp is available on the RxE and RxL trim levels. This is the same engine that powers the Nissan Sunny as well. The NVH (noise vibration and harshness) levels on the diesel Duster are quiet low and Renault has done a fabulous job on reducing the clatter. This version of the Duster produces 84 bhp at 3750rpm of power and 200Nm of torque at 1900rpm. The power delivery is good enough and the engine is fairly drivable even when in the city. Overtaking in the city is easy and most of the time a downshift is required. The 5-speed transmission is good enough and the shifts are positive. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of the 84bhp Duster is 20.64kmpl.

Diesel 108bhp, 1.5-litre:

The 108bhp of the Duster is available only with RxL and RxZ trim levels. This engine produces 108bhp of power at 3900rpm and a maximum torque of 248Nm at an engine speed of 2250rpm. The refinement level of the engine is the same, as the lower powered diesel engine, and there is no clatter drama. Once you pass 1800rpm, there is sufficient power to lug around the town. For better utilization of power, this engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual box than a 5-speed that powers the de-tuned version of this K9K engine. The shifts on this 6-speed manual box are also smooth and positive. However, there is a drop in fuel economy by ARAI standards to 19.1kmpl. On the highway, the sixth-gear will help to increase the fuel efficiency.

ENGINE:

The Koleos has a good powerful engine and it does well as a manual, it is the automatic that is a bit sluggish, which is fine.

 

The Koleos is available with the same 2.0-litre dCi engine, but the power ratings have now been changed. It now produces 171bhp of power and 360Nm of torque— an increase of about 20bhp and 20Nm. There are different transmission options that are available too. It has a manual transmission on offer as well and even a 4x2 on the manual. The ARAI claimed mileage for automatic has bumped up to 14.56km/l from 13.7, and the manual 4x2 returns about 17.2km/l. The engine NVH is fairly low and we have always liked this oil burner, even on the Nissan X-Trail. This engine now has more power and even the acceleration is much better.

 

The six-speed self-shifting transmission on the Koleos is slow and it does blunt the engine’s performance to a good extent. Press your right foot and the engine takes a while to get that thrust from the turbo. The transmission does take a bit of time to downshift. The self-shifting transmission is a bit lethargic. Once out on an open road, the Koleos shines and it doesn’t feel that it will ever run of steam. The real world efficiency that we got in the Koleos was about 7-8 km/l on a single-lane highway.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Renault Duster Dashbord

The Duster excels in the ride and handling department. It doesn’t just have a well sorted ride, but even the handling is good for its size and ground clearance. So, the Duster is makes a strong case for itself.

The Duster is based on the Logan platform and so it gets independent McPherson strut with coil springs & anti-roll bar at its front and torsion beam axle with coil springs & anti-roll bar at its rear. The ride of the Duster is fairly supple. All the road shocks are absorbed by the utility vehicle and the occupants get a smooth ride. The ride is similar even at higher speeds.

The handling of the Duster is similar to that of a sedan. It can be chucked around corners and its chassis responds well. Despite the high ground clearance the handling characteristics of the Duster are good. The steering wheel also is light at low speeds and weighs up well as the vehicle gathers speed.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Renault Koleos Dashbord

The ride and handling of the Koleos is good, especially of the 4x4 version that doesn’t easily lose grip.

 

The handling of the Koleos is just fine. It is softly sprung hence it has some amount of body roll on it. The steering wheel is also light and not so tiring even on long drives. The Koleos now also has hill descent control and ESP as added features on it.

 

The Koleos is a soft off-roader, not more of a performer but a comfortable ride. It has sublime ride and the suspension does a good job of soaking up all the bumps and road shocks. The ride is sorted even on bad and rough roads. The 17-inch tyres also help to reduce the road shocks and even the ride is sorted. The underpinnings of the Koleos remain untouched, on the facelift version.

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